The Cottage is open to adult males from the Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot County area that are currently in recovery. Tenants must arrive at The Cottage drug-free and alcohol-free and willing to commit to a life of sobriety.REFERRALS

We accept referrals from the following:

  • direct
  • families
  • service providers
  • treatment centers

Referral applications are available by contacting:

Ronele Myers, Regional Director at myers@newhousingohio.org


Sowing Seeds: residents are in the Sowing Seeds program for approximately the first 30 days of their stay at The Cottage. The purpose is to acclimate the new residents to the rules, policies, and expectations of The Cottage. During this phase, there is a focus on accountability and purpose.

Seedlings: residents enter this program after they complete the Sowing Seeds program. During this phase, there is more detailed structure. Detailed focus includes readings, essays, IOP, and the 12-step program to build a foundation of recovery.

Reaping Harvest: residents achieve this status when they have completed the Seedlings program. In this phase, individuals are ready to take on a leadership role in the home. Reaping Harvest is a time to give back to those just entering the home and to the community at large. At the same time,  individuals in this phase may be seeking employment or already be employed.