Tradition House (RTH) was established in 1971 by Riverside
Presbyterian Church and its members to meet a need in the community for a safe,
secure residence for adult men wishing to recover from the problems resulting
from substance abuse.
RTH provides an encouraging living
environment for those willing and able to return to meaningful employment and a
productive lifestyle but need the temporary support of a structured
environment. RTH was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization
and remains a mission of Riverside Presbyterian Church. The Church retains ownership of the RTH and the strong financial support of
the Church and its members assure the continued operation of the mission.
located in a large, historic home constructed in 1915 in the heart of
Jacksonville’s Riverside-Avondale Historic District. In 2001 RTH
purchased a four-unit apartment building across the street from the main
house and that is used as a further step in the return to independent living
for individuals that have been at RTH
for a period of time and are doing well in their sobriety and their careers.
kept pace with changes in alcohol and drug abuse treatment over the years and
many residents come to RTH directly
from treatment centers throughout the country.
RTH offers an on site
counselor that spends time with each resident and emphasis is given to
reinforcing positive attitudes in mind, body and spirit.
Residents are provided with three hot meals per day prepared
by our full-time cooks and bag lunches are provided for those going out to
work. There is a strong emphasis on the
value of good nutrition.
Persons interested in RTH can call at (904) 384-1839 and speak with the Manager.