Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a Homeless Shelter?
Jeremiah’s Inn (JI) is not a homeless shelter; we are a residential treatment facility for men in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). If you are homeless and looking for a shelter, click here for resources.
What are the food pantry hours of operation?
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00am- 2:00pm.
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – Closed
How do I know if I am eligible for the JI Food Pantry?
Eligible guests live in zip codes 01602, 01603,or 01610 and meet The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) guidelines.
What is a Bio-Psych-Social Assessment?
The biopsychosocial assessment is an evaluation determines psychological, biological, and social factors that could be contributing to a person’s SUD. These are typically performed at the detox, CSS or TSS levels of care. JI requires these evaluations be no more than 30 days old, and have the most up to date and correct information in order to determine if the applicant is appropriate for this level of care.
I have submitted the documents you requested – now what?
Once our Intake Coordinator has received your complete application, Bio-Psych-Social evaluation, and a copy of BSAS approved ID, our clinical team will use that information to determine if Jeremiah’s Inn is the correct level of care for you. This process may take up to 2 weeks, at which point we will either call you for an interview or provide you with a referral for the appropriate level of care.
Do you do phone interviews? What if I or my client is incarcerated?
No. JI requires all interviews be performed face-to-face even if you are incarcerated. Either in person, or via online virtual meeting.
Once I am a resident of JI how soon can I go to work?
“Work readiness” is determined on a case-by-case basis by the clinical team. As a patient and resident of the JI program, it is paramount that your recovery and your responsibilities to the house are your first priority. Your case management team will work closely with you to determine when it is appropriate for you to return to work or to begin searching for employment, in order to ensure the greatest chance for long-term success.
Do you serve holiday meals and give out Turkeys or Baskets at Holidays?
Through our partnership holiday baskets are distributed by South Worcester Neighborhood Center. Contact them directly at (508) 757-8344 to request a donation during the holidays.
I have heard that I can cook and serve a meal at Jeremiah’s Inn. How do I go about it and what days are available?
We are always looking for volunteers for the Evening Meal Program to cook and drop off a meal at the Inn. For more information, click here.
Am I or my client eligible for your Residential Recovery Program?
If you are a male at the age of 18 or above, have a history of SUD, and are in need of residential treatment, submit your application with your most current Bio-Psych-Social Evaluation, and a copy of a BSAS approved form of MA ID. For more information on eligibility click here or contact our Intake Coordinator: Serina – firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 755-6403 x 130
What is ASAM? What does ASAM 3.1 level of care mean?
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction. Jeremiah’s Inn is an ASAM 3.1 Level of Care or Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services, also known as Co-Occurring Capable. This level of care typically provides a 24 hour living support and structure with available trained personnel, and offers at least 5 hours of clinical service a week. All of level 3 encompasses residential services that are described as co-occurring capable, co-occurring enhanced, and complexity capable services, which are staffed by designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel.
I have been interviewed and told I am on the waiting list- how long will I have to wait?
The waiting list can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks depending on many variables. The best course of action at this point is to continue to call and check in weekly with our intake coordinator x 130. Let them know that you are still interested and update them on any changes to your current treatment, living situation, or contact information.
How can I volunteer at Jeremiah’s Inn?
There are several ways you can get involved! Click here to find out more.
Are there any employment opportunities?
If a job becomes available, we will post it here on the website and on our Facebook page.
What do you accept as donations?
We accept donations of food, clothes, and other select items. For more information, click here.
How do I get in touch with a Patient at Jeremiah’s Inn?
If you call JI we legally cannot confirm or deny that any individual is or ever has been at our facility. In order to get or give information about a current or former resident, we need a signed Release of Information from that individual.