Residents have their own rooms, with an open invitation to make themselves at home. People may come with a variety of diagnoses but what matters is a desire to change and give meaning to the experiences that have led to their distress.

Each community has several meetings each week with its two house therapists. Residents are also encouraged to be in individual therapy.

Many residents find that in time they are able to reduce or end medication and regular contact with psychiatric services. How long people stay depends on individual circumstances. The insight that residents gain during their time at the houses helps them lead more fulfilling lives afterwards.