The Intake Process
The personalized, supportive and therapeutic relationship starts at the first point of contact; self-referral. During the intake process, a daily check-in is required. This is also beneficial as the intake staff can provide supports and direction for outside help while you are waiting to be accepted into the program. Hannah House generally has a short waitlist, so intake can be quite quick if you are ready, willing, and there is space.
Getting ready for treatment
- Take care of all outside appointments, commitments, and court appearances etc. prior to intake. Come prepared to be completely focused and immersed in the program.
- Bring envelopes, stamps and addresses as you will not be able to have contact with family and friends, however letter writing is encouraged.
- Come prepared to work on yourself in a safe, supportive environment.
What personal items should I bring?
- Photo ID, BC Care Card or other medical plan identification cards, debit card, status card or number if applicable
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor clothing/shoes
- Bath towel
- Toiletries/personal hygiene products
- Bed side radio alarm clock
- Weather appropriate outdoor wear (i.e. umbrella, warm coat, hat, etc.)
- Quarters for laundry machines; InnerVisions provides soap and dryer sheets for client use; clients are responsible for laundering their own clothing
- stamps/addresses if client wishes to send mail
What personal items should I NOT bring?
- Laptop computers, tablets, iPad
- Portable DVD players
- Electronics with internet access; non-internet accessible iPod is okay
- Clothing that advertises alcohol and/or drugs, is sexist, racial or contains any other prejudicial material
- Protein powders or weight supplements
- Alcohol containing products such as perfume/cologne, hand sanitizer, mouthwash
- Musical instruments, sports equipment, lottery or scratch tickets, games or gambling paraphernalia
- Hair straighteners or curling irons (blow dryers are permitted)
- Nail polish or nail polish remover