NC State Convention April 29 - May 1, 2016

Welcome to 
Oxford Houses of North Carolina


                                                    A publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation


Oxford House
World Services


Manuals & Forms


State Association

Leases and Zoning

April Events

NC Brochure

House Directory (Excel)


F. A. Q.

Update House Vacancies


John Fox
Regional Outreach Manager

Misty Wilkins
West Part of NC

Keith Gibson
East Part of NC

Jacklyn Feliciano
East Part of NC

Will Madison
Central West Part of NC

Tony Sowards
Central East Part of NC

Kurtis Taylor
Central East of NC
Outreach / Reentry Coordinator

Paula Harrington
Central East Part of NC
Special Projects


Karen McKinnon
Women's Resource Coordinator
for Wake County

Greg Weisz
Charlotte, NC


North Carolina State Oxford Houses:

Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for individuals in recovery. The first North Carolina Oxford Houses were established in Durham and Asheville, NC in the spring of 1991. North Carolina is part of a network of 1,600 Oxford Houses with more than 13,200 beds. As of January 2016 there are 204 houses in North Carolina, with locations in 30 cities. With an average of 8 beds per house, there are more than 1,550 Oxford House beds in the state. Individuals typically enter an Oxford House after completing a drug and alcohol treatment program. Individuals living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence.

Basic House Rules

 Houses operate democratically, electing house officers who serve six-month terms.

 Houses are financially self-supporting; members split house expenses, which average  $90.00 to $130.00 per person per week.

 Any Resident who relapses must be immediately expelled.


It is preferred that Individuals complete a treatment program, depending on what treatment options are available in that area and be drug and alcohol free for 14 days or more (longer is preferred) at the time of application. They must also be willing to accept the house rules and expectations, and be able to pay their share of the expenses.

How to Refer:

Individuals who are interested in living in an Oxford House apply directly to the house of their choice. If there are vacancies, an interview will be scheduled. The interview with an applicant involves all members of a house. Eighty percent of the house members must vote to accept the applicant as a roommate.

Counselor Pre-Screening:

Substance abuse counselors are the primary source of referrals to Oxford Houses. Getting a workable match between the individual and the Oxford House is important, as residents who are disruptive and not serious about recovery can cause serious problems for a house. Counselors can be a big help if they take the time to pre-screen potential referrals, The following criteria are afforded for use.

Is the individual willing and able to live in a shared housing arrangement?
Has the individual shown reasonable behavior in an in-patient setting?
Has the individual thought about his/her own recovery and is he/she determined for recovery?
Does the individual have a recovery plan when he/she finishes treatment?

Suggest that your client think about Oxford House as a living situation for a few days before completing an application. Applicants should consider if Oxford House is a fit for them? 

For more information call North Carolina State Oxford House Office at