Good Neighbor: Visitors


Neighbors can be be suspicious of visitors.

All homes are required to have policies concerning visitors.  Make sure residents know that they are responsible for the conduct of their visitors, and ask them to also respect the neighborhood, including where the visitors park their cars, how they interact with neighbors, and how they behave while they are visiting the home.

As an example, consider asking residents who are getting rides from others to work, school, or other activities to ask their rides not to honk their horns, but to call or text the resident to let them know that they are ready to pick them up.

Yes, this may be behavior that occurs frequently by others in the neighborhood, but it is another way that the recovery home can demonstrate to the community that they are being as considerate as possible of their neighbors.