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halfway house

 
a residence for patients (e.g., mental patients, drug addicts, alcoholics) who do not require hospitalization but who need an intermediate degree of care until they can return to the community.

half·way house

(haf'wā hows),
A facility for patients who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or institution but are not yet prepared to return to independent living.

halfway house

/half·way house/ (haf´wa hous) a residence for patients (e.g., mental patients, drug addicts, alcoholics) who do not require hospitalization but who need an intermediate degree of care until they can return to the community.

halfway house

a specialized treatment facility, usually for psychiatric patients who no longer require complete hospitalization but who need some care and time to adjust to living independently. Halfway houses are also used for substance abuse recovery.
A sheltered environment for persons undergoing rehabilitation for mental illness or addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, who do not require in-patient hospitalisation, but need an intermediate degree of care before returning to independent community living

halfway house

Psychiatry A specialized sheltered environment for persons undergoing rehabilitation for mental illness or addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, who do not require in-patient hospitalization, but need an intermediate degree of care before returning to independent community living; HHs are often staffed by their own 'graduates' or professionals who provide guidance and if necessary, treatment. See Co-counseling. Cf Homelessness, Shelter.

half·way house

(haf'wā hows)
A facility for patients who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or institution but are not yet prepared to return to independent living.
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The halfway house serves as the processing centre for them.
Some of the criteria in the selection and prioritization for the fund are the high number of enrolled former rebels, the absence of a halfway house, the availability of donated lot or site to build the structure, and the accessibility of functional skills training programs.
After reports in April that hundreds of residents had fled the state's largest contracted halfway house, State Senator John Whitmire, Democrat of Houston and chairman of the Senate's Criminal Justice Committee, called for more security there.
The seasonal walk-away rate of halfway houses in New Jersey was analyzed.
For him, places like halfway houses should be places of hope.
The institution at issue is a halfway house run by Faith Works, an evangelical Christian group that includes a heavy dose of religion in its activities.
The average length of stay in prison for the pre-parolee population is about seven years, meaning most offenders in halfway houses have been removed from the community for many years.
They then returned to separate halfway houses where they are under 24-hour supervision.
They returned from the trips and went straight into halfway houses rather than the local authority secure units in which they had stayed since being convicted of the 1993 murder.
Under the changed rule, that prohibition would be amended and VA would be allowed to provide health care to Veterans in halfway houses and other temporary, post-incarceration housing.
Atencio said 8990 Holdings' other projects would cater to those seeking primary housing units and not just halfway houses.
The audit aims to assess and monitor compliance with any prescribed requirements and applicable minimum norms and standards for treatment centres and halfway houses.