Is the Gratitude House right for me?



  •  The Gratitude House is for adults ages 18-64.
  • Residents must be addicts that have a desire to remain clean from all mood and mind altering substances.
  • Residents must no longer be in danger of going through withdrawal symptoms (preferably having completed treatment or detox).
  • Residents must agree to attending 12 step meetings, getting a sponsor, using the sponsor, and working the 12 steps.
  • Residents must be willing and able to hold a job for at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Residents must submit to drug and alcohol testing at will.
  • Residents may not be on medications with potential for abuse. 
  • No violent, sexual, or arson based felony convictions.
  • Residents must commit to identifying goals and working to achieve them.
  • Residents must want to live in a structured living environment where accountability between both managers and other house members is required.

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Is this a structured environment? Am I free to come and go? Or is it more like a treatment center?

  • Yes, it is a structured recovery house environment, but it is absolutely not a treatment center or medical facility. The Gratitude House is a family-like dwelling in which residents live with other addicts who are committed to remaining in recovery. Provided you are fulfilling your duties and responsibilities you are free to come and go as you please within the curfew limitations.

Are there rules?

  • Like any structured environment, there are rules for residents. These serve as a way to help the individuals succeed and protect the safety and sanctity of the house.

How long will it take for me to start living at The Gratitude House?

  •  It could be as quick as the same day. It totally depends upon each potential resident’s circumstances, time of day, availability of house managers to perform intakes, etc.

Do I have to work? Can I move in without a job?

  • Yes and Yes. Every resident is required to work at least 30 hours per week either at a job, job-hunting, school, or volunteering.

What medications do you allow?

  • Residents may not take or have medications with potential for abuse. We do allow antidepressants but are not equipped to allow anti-psychotic or narcotic medications. 


The residential fee is between $100- $150 a week depending on location. This includes everything except your food, toiletries, and clothing (although we will help you obtain those things as well!). A minimum of $300 is due before move-in.  We accept local county funding and work with many other funding sources to help you get started in your stay.

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The Gratitude House has separate men and women’s residences located in historic downtown Easton, Maryland.  We are within walking distance to 12 step meetings seven days a week as well as multiple job opportunities and community resources. Our men’s house is fully wheelchair and handicapped accessible. 

Family- Friendly

We pride ourselves on our commitment to families.  That means you will see children visiting our homes and even having over night visits with their parents.

Ready to Apply?

Please fill out this application and return by fax at 410-741-3273 or email

The Gratitude House Application 5:18 (pdf)