The Oldest Women's Residential Facility in the South: Serving Clients Since 1964
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the cost to attend St Anne's?
Can I bring my minor children to stay with me at St Anne’s?
Can I use a phone at St Anne’s Home?
Can I have visitors at St Anne’s?
Can I leave St Anne’s to visit friends and relatives?
After successful completion of the first 30 days and if the client is in good standing, a day pass may be available on either Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After 30 days of successful completion and if the client is in good standing, at the discretion of the Executive Director, a weekend pass may be available, starting on Friday at noon and ending on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
Are day and weekend pass privileges limited at St Anne’s?
What is a typical day at St Anne’s?
Can I have a personal vehicle?
Can I manage my own money while at St Anne’s?
Can I smoke at St Anne’s?
When I am at St Anne’s, can anyone call and find out that I am a resident?
What items are not allowed at St Anne’s?
No cell phones (unless approved)
No MP3 players, iPods, DVDs and/or CD players, laptops, alarm clocks with a radio, or any other handheld electronic devices (unless approved)
No perfume or body spray
No energy drinks
No aerosols of any type
No products containing alcohol (hair products, lotions, sanitizer, mouthwash, etc.)
What should I bring to St Anne’s?
Clothing that is appropriate for daily groups, classes, meetings, and exercise, at least one pair of athletic shoes, and one nice dress-up outfit.
Limits – NO spaghetti straps, tank tops, shorts, skirts, or dresses that are more than 2 inches above the knees , no jeans with holes and/or tears, and no body piercings. Sweats, scrubs, and/or lounge wear can only be worn as bed clothes and only in the client’s rooms.
Towels, washcloths, a pillow, and bed linens (twin-size).
Snack foods, but no sodas. Daily meals are provided. Residents are provided with storage bins for their snack items. At least one month’s supply of prescription medications and two months supply of refills are required.
Basic detergent is provided; other laundry needs are not provided (dryer sheets, stain stick, etc.).
When at St Anne’s, will I be tested for drugs?
Yes, as a condition of being admitted to St. Anne’s, you must agree to cooperate completely with St. Anne’s Drug Screen Policy.
All new residents will be immediately screened for drugs and alcohol at the time of their initial arrival at St Anne’s. If the drug test is positive, the client will not be allowed into the program.
Residents will be screened for drugs and alcohol upon returning to St. Anne’s from any pass.
Residents must provide a urine sample within 1 hour upon returning to St. Anne’s. The resident must stay in the presence of staff until the drug screen is complete.
If a resident fails to produce a valid urine sample in the time allotted, the staff will consider the test to be positive, and the resident will be discharged.
Random drug and alcohol screens will be performed on a number draw system.
The staff may also request a drug and/or alcohol screen of any resident at any time.
If drug and/or alcohol screen is positive, the resident will be immediately discharged. St. Anne’s has a “No Tolerance” drug policy. However, if the resident is honest with the staff prior to testing, they may reapply to St Anne’s after 90 days. Re-admittance is subject to staff discretion.
If a resident is Court Ordered for treatment at St Anne’s, any positive drug test will be immediately reported to the court.
If I am admitted to St Anne’s, but later decide that St Anne’s is not for me, can I leave?
Yes. A resident may leave at any time, but their space will be immediately offered to the next applicant on our Waiting List.
If I am dismissed or voluntarily withdraw from St Anne's, can I reapply for admission?
After a 90-day waiting period, anyone can reapply, but St Anne’s general guideline is not to accept any applications for readmission. Experience has shown that second chances at any treatment facility are very rarely successful. In order to maximize a client’s opportunity for success, another recovery treatment program is a much better alternative. There are, however, rare situations where an exception is appropriate, and a client will be readmitted.
If I apply for admission, but there is no vacancy available, can I be placed on a waiting list?
Yes. Due to the physical limitations of the facility, along with the large number of applicants, virtually all approved applicants are initially placed on a “first-come first serve” waiting list for admission. We encourage those that have been placed on the waiting list to not get discouraged, but call a few times each week to check on the status of the waiting list and to let us know they are still interested. Many individuals on our waiting lists gain admission to other programs, and when contacted by us for admission, they tell us of their admission to another program and ask that we remove their name from our waiting list.
If I have other questions, who should I call?
For any other questions related to admissions,please contact our Intake Coordinator at (205) 933-2402, extension 227. If there is no answer, please leave a message, containing your contact phone number, and we will return your call.
2772 Hanover Circle - Birmingham, Alabama 35205 - (205) 933-2402