Frequently asked questions
How long is the Jericho Program?
The primary JRC program, that include individual counselling, group therapy and class sessions is a minimum of 6 months.
Long-term programs have shown to be more effective, in allowing subtle learnt behaviors to surface and to establish renewed understanding and behavior.
Sponsors have the opportunity to communicate with the assigned counselor weekly to consider progress. If additional time on program is advisable, the topic will be discussed.
How does the intake process work?
During a brief telephone interview, the situation is assessed.
Next, admissions paperwork is completed and if space can be allocated, a date for admission is agreed on.
A current, clear of Covid-19 test result is required 24 hours before arrival.
On arrival, every new intake undergoes a brief period of supervised quarantine. The main JRC facility employ strict precautionary measures in keeping every resident safe of possible exposure during this Coronavirus pandemic.
Please refer to the general information document regarding to what may be brought into the facility or not.
Why do new intakes need to be quarantined and what about Covid-19?
Aligned with governing measures and for the safety of everyone in our care, JRC actively employ strict preventative measures during this Covid-19 pandemic.
All new admissions need to be cleared of Covid-19, 24 hours before arrival. On arrival, every intake undergoes a period of monitored quarantine, at a location away from the main facility, to screen for any possible symptoms.
At the JRC facility, strict protocals are in place, including no unauthorized contact, special procurement measures and no visits to the state clinic.
Staff and residents are well informed and avidly follow strict pre-cautionary practice.
Fees and JRC banking details
Kindly contact a JRC intake co-ordinator for a breakdown of costs.
For all payments, except tuck-shop allowance and options like life coaching:
JRC BANKING DETAILS:
Jericho Recovery Centre
FNB Business Cheque
Account no: 6232 3944 612
Branch code: 230 133
As reference: SERVICE USER's NAME & REASON FOR DEPOSIT
For tuck-shop allowance:
THE TUCK SHOP
Account no: 4096 5137 18
Branch code: 632 005
As reference: SERVICE USER'S NAME
What happens after the program is succesfully completed?
A comprehensive reintegration plan is co-developed and agreed on by the service user and family/sponsor.
We strongly advise family and supporters to, while their loved-one is in rehabilitation, prepare for the future by attending a drug support group, cell group meetings and sessions with a skills counselor, who can help prepare and walk a road with the recovering member.
Does Jericho admit males and females?
JRC considers both male and female adults (over the age of 18) for admission.
During primary treatment, men and women are kept strictly seperated so as not to be side-tracked from their own recovery.
Is there access to phones and WiFi?
The primary treatment phase allows no access to personal devices. This allow for time to focus on one's own therapy and to avoid unwanted elements.
New arrivals are limited to sending one - and receiving one email per week. During the next phase, scheduled phone calls are allowed, while conditions do apply.
Generally, the writing of letters is encouraged.
Can I study while on program?
We have several people who have decided to extend their stay after primary treatment, to further their studies and accreditations online. This is conditional and can be discussed with the assigned counselor toward the end of the primary program.
Can family visit?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, no visits or leave is considered.
In lieu of this, JRC arranges virtual meetings. More details of the process can be obtained when the service user becomes eligable for such.
I am on prescribed medication - how does that work?
JRC has full-time, on-site medical staff, maintaining medical assesments, dispensing prescription medications and OTC medication as needed and tending to medical incidents.
Jericho works closely with acclaimed psychiatrists, psychologists, general and specialist medical practisioners.
Note that medical expenses and related transport costs remain additional expenses and are billed seperately. OTC medication and incidentals are processed through the service user's tuck shop fund. Transport to and from appointments are billed seperately, in advance.
Is there a tuck-shop?
The tuck-shop at the JRC facility is independantly operated and have available a variety of snacks, toiletries, stationary and other day-to-day consumables. Within reason, a resident is welcome to request a special item from town.
Kindly note the seperate banking details:
The Tuck Shop
ABSA branch code: 632 005
Cheque Account: 4096 5137 18
As a Reference please use: CLIENT NAME
Deposits for tuck-shop allowances are kept on-hand digitally, service users may not hold cash. No refunds apply to allowance deposits. Deposits into a wrong account remains the responsibility of the depositor.
Is JRC profit driven?
No, JRC is not profit driven. Jericho Recovery Centre operates as a Non Profit Organization and is registered as a Public Benefit Organization. The management of JRC answers to a board of directors and maintain a practise of accountability and transparency.
All surplus funds are allocated to program subsidies, community impact projects and infrastructure improvements.
Is Jericho involved in any community projects?
JRC's social work department measurably impact local communities through awareness campaigns for example the 'Addicted to Life' and 'Choose Life' campaigns.
During the coronavirus pandemic, outreaches like supporter's group meetings and the weekly soup kitchen, remain deferred.
Are there any recreational activities?
Recreation and creativity is important to the Jericho culture. Free-time include activities like hiking, running-club, gym sessions, various sports, horse grooming, movies and arts and crafts, music nights and special events.
What if my loved-one is unwilling to be admitted for rehabilitation?
In a case that involunatry admission /court order is needed, we would introduce you to an experienced private social worker, that can facilitate the process.
When involuntarily admitted, successful completion of a long-term treatment program, does not result in a criminal record. Your social worker will be able to advise you on any legal ramifications.
I do not believe in Jesus - will the program still work for me?
While JRC is a solid, faith based organization, the principles we teach apply universally and your belief in Jesus is not mandatory. Kindly note that christian events form part of the schedule and attendance is required.
May I send my loved-one a package?
With the pre-approval of the assigned counselor, sponsors are welcome to send care-packages to their loved-ones. All packages are searched for contraband before a resident may receive it. Please refer to the admissions info document for what is allowed to be sent or not.
The postal address for packages is:
Jericho Recovery Centre
care of PostNet Bethlehem
NAME OF RECIPIENT
15 Baartman Street