A residence for former convicts, persons recovering from mental illness, or from drug or alcohol addiction, serving as an intermediate environment between total confinement and complete freedom, and having structured programs designed to ease successful reintegration into society.
A temporary residence for those who have left prison, residential drug rehabilitation or the like, designed to ease them back into society.
A halfway house, also called a recovery house or sober house, is a place to allow people to begin the process of reintegration with society, while still providing monitoring and support; this is generally believed to reduce the risk of recidivism or relapse when compared to a release directly into society. Some halfway houses are meant solely for reintegration of persons who have been recently released from prison or jail, others are meant for people with chronic mental health disorders, and most others are for people with substance abuse issues. These sober halfway houses are many times voluntary places of residence and many of the residents may have no criminal record whatsoever. There is often opposition from neighborhoods where halfway houses attempt to locate.
The numerical value of halfway house in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of halfway house in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page.
Images & Illustrations of halfway house
Translations for halfway house
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- centro de rehabilitaciónSpanish
Get even more translations for halfway house »
Find a translation for the halfway house definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these halfway house definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"halfway house." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/halfway house>.