Halfway House For Men Nepenthe House

Shelter details

  • Added Jul 2, 2016 | Last Update Jun 14, 2022
  • 1414 Martha Street
       Lake Charles, LA 70602
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  • (337) 439-3061


Owned and operated by the community Board of Directors of Matthew 25;40 Corporation and located on an acre of land in a north Lake Charles neighborhood.

Nepenthe House is operated as a halfway house for men seeking recovery since December, 1998 and now currently provides services to 16 clients.

Nepenthe House is a newly renovated facility designed to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere for clients to transition back into society.

Admission is through a referral for a 28-day Inpatient Treatment Center.

The program takes a minimum of six months to complete and may be extended should the client's needs dictate. Clients are required to:

  • Perform daily housekeeping chore
  • Obtain employment
  • Attend daily community/in-house meetings
  • Individual/groups counseling sessions
  • Assist in the development of their individual treatment plans

Clients must be able to get to community meetings, job interviews, appointments, and etc. on their own.

Nepenthe House can provide transportation for emergency situations and other specific needs as deemed appropriate by the staff.

Clients are not allowed to bring personal vehicles to Nepenthe House.

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Comments (1)

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    Hardycrl says

    I have a 22 year old son that needs assistance getting off weed and getting his life in order. He is on the verge of being homeless effective 1 April 2019

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