Common Questions about the Cronin Home

Our Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Cronin Home a halfway house? +

    No, Cronin Home offers no treatment services. We are strictly a board and lodge facility.
  • How do I get in to the Cronin Home? +

    The first step is to do a pre-admit questionnaire. If you live in the Rochester area, a pre-admit must be done in person. If you live outside of the Rochester area, you may do a pre-admit over the phone; this takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The pre-admit will give us the necessary information to determine whether you are eligible to be placed on our waiting list. Once you mare placed on our waiting list, it is your responsibility to call in 1-2 times per week to stay active on the waiting list.
  • How will I know what number I am on the waiting list? +

    Our waiting list is not in numerical order. Our waiting list is based upon need, i.e. if there is someone living under a bridge, they will take priority over someone who has a roof over their head.
  • What is your policy on methadone? +

    We allow our residents to be on methadone maintenance, however we do not allow “take outs” at our facility.
  • Can I have my cell phone? +

    Yes, you may have a cell phone. We ask that ringers are on only between 7:00am-10:00pm, in order to be respectful to those who are sleeping.
  • Do you provide internet? +

    No, we do not provide internet. Internet is available nearby at the Rochester Public Library.
  • How long do I have to be sober to work at Cronin Home? +

    We ask that any applicants have 2 years of sobriety.
  • What happens if I get a job while I am living there? +

    Employed residents are required to follow state-mandated guidelines while living in Group Residential Housing (GRH). Out of the monthly income, residents are given an allocated amount for personal needs, and also need to contribute to their cost for services while living at Cronin Home. Any particular questions about this can be directed toward Gary Mills, Assistant Director.
  • Does Cronin Home require any 12-step programs? +

    We do not require residents to follow a particular recovery program. We do provide resources for a variety of recovery programs. We do allow a recovery group (AA) to utilize one of our meeting rooms for a meeting every Wednesday at 6:30pm. This is not a required meeting, however residents are welcome to attend.
  • What items can be donated to Cronin Home? +

    Please see our Wish List. In addition to those items, we are always in need of gently-used clothing, including outerwear, socks, and shoes. Towels, blankets, puzzles, board games, decks of cards, books, magazines, etc. are always appreciated as well.
  • What items cannot be donated to Cronin Home? +

    At this time we are not able to accept donations of: TVs and furniture.
  • Can I volunteer at Cronin Home? +

    Yes! We are always in need of volunteers, ESPECIALLY for our annual fundraiser in May. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cronin Home staff at croninhome@thecroninhome.org
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