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The Purpose and Structure of Oxford House    Purpose Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation …

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Structure The Oxford House Network: A Self-Run Structure Three or more Oxford Houses within a 100 mile radius comprise an Oxford House Chapter. A representative of each House in the Chapter meets with the others on a monthly basis, to exchange information, to seek resolution of problems in a particular House, and to express that …

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History and Accomplishments 1975 through 1988 The first Oxford House was established in 1975 in Silver Spring, Maryland.  From the beginning the group rejected ownership of any property and continues to rent – not purchase – single-family houses in good neighborhoods to establish new Oxford Houses. In the years between 1975 and 1988, eighteen Houses …

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Finances The men and women in Oxford Houses pay all the expenses to maintain the individual Oxford Houses that make up the network of more than 1,400 houses.  During FY 2009, residents paid rent, utility and other household expenses of approximately $57,000,000. During the same period of time, Oxford House, Inc. – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit …

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Q. What is the philosophy behind Oxford House? The philosophy behind Oxford House is three-fold: [1] self-help is the bedrock of recovery, [2] disciplined democracy is key to living together, and [3] self-support builds efficacy in sobriety comfortable enough to avoid relapse. Q. How did Oxford House get started? In 1975, a tight budget in …

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Oklahoma Evaluations

Every two years, Oxford House residents in Oklahoma fill out surveys. Results from these surveys can be found here: 2007 Oxford Houses of Oklahoma Evaluation 2009 Oxford Houses of Oklahoma Evaluation 2011 Oxford Houses of Oklahoma Evaluation  ***NEW***  OK Evaluation 2014

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