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If you're ready to begin your road to recovery, we invite you to apply to our recovery residence.

El Rancho de la Vida

Shiller Ranch Recovery Residence

19 Pratt Dr.

Hinckley, ME 04944


Admission Criteria

To be admitted to The Shiller Ranch -

This is a voluntary MARR certified Level III Recovery housing program for adult men and women aged 21 and older. You will need to be completely detoxed from certain substances prior to admission and have no major medical conditions that require frequent attention or intervention. You must be substance-free throughout your stay at The Shiller Ranch - EXCEPT legally prescribed medications. You will need to be coming out of treatment/ another recovery residence or incarceration and free from all substances for at least one month and provide proof of this. You will be required to submit to random drug screens and breathalyzer for any reason at any time. We are a Zero tolerance (No Relapse) house. 

Upon admission you will be engaged in the intake process which will include assessment, demographic information, and provide proof of employment or have a housing voucher, or provide proof of the ability to pay for your entire stay at Shiller Ranch. We accept cash, credit and/or debit cards, Housing vouchers from Section 8, KVCAP vouchers, or BRAP. You may ask GA in our town for financial assistance. Call the office for more information.

El Rancho de la Vida - Shiller Ranch will not admit any individual who:

  • Needs medical or Nursing services on a 24-hour basis.

  • Has a communicable disease or infection, extensive and/or grossly infected wounds, unless the individual is receiving medical treatment for the condition and the admission is approved by the admission staff.

  • Is intoxicated or detoxing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, or any other substance that is not quelled by MAT.

  • Is over 21 years of age.

  • Is displaying uncontrolled violent behavior or has violent changes such as DV or assault charges. It is at the discretion of management and staff to not admit you based on our house rules, recovery agreement.

  • Has an unstable diabetic regimen.

  • Has an unstable cardiac condition.

  • Has an unstable renal or hypertensive condition.

Has a disability that requires an ADA wheelchair access as ( ERDLV) Shiller Ranch is an older building that cannot accommodate a wheelchair. You will be referred to a program that meets your ADA accessibility needs (if possible).

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Before You Begin

Before you apply, here's what you will need in order to move in:

  • A deposit may be required at move-in.  We accept vouchers, credit or debit, cash, no personal checks 

  • The deposit can be used to hold an open bed and is applied toward your first month's rent.

  • We recommend medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for anti-craving such as Suboxone or Vivitrol.

  • We recommend a peer support navigator and attending intensive outpatient (IOP).

  • You will need to keep busy, this may be a job, school, volunteering, or something else.

  • We try to keep a stocked pantry, but you are responsible for your own food. We suggest acquiring SNAP benefits if you think you will have trouble affording food.

  • We will do our best to help you get everything you need.

  • If you need a pick-up, please let us know.

What's included

  • Bedding and towels

  • Toiletries

  • In-house laundry

  • Recovery coach available 24/7, and limited case management support

  • Mandatory Monday Night house meeting including Ranch dinner @6pm

  • Case management services available on request
  • We have a base monthly rent - Single room (if available) or double room (If available)-

  • Funding list -MARR Bed fund / Operation Hope / An Angels Wing

If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to call us at 207-238-0453