Hospitality House

Hospitality House


Hospitality House TC, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with over 40 years of experience. It is dedicated to providing intensive residential treatment to adult males who are struggling with substance abuse disorders. The organization is located in a renovated building in downtown Albany, NY, conveniently situated across from a church and an elementary school.


Hospitality House TC, Inc. offers a holistic treatment approach that incorporates the 12-Steps of recovery. Each individual who seeks treatment undergoes a comprehensive assessment, including yearly physical exams, to determine the most appropriate course of action. While individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders such as mild depression and anxiety may be admitted, the facility does not accept individuals with more intensive mental illnesses. Residents receive 24-hour supervision and may be subject to random drug screenings.

Clients progress through four phases of treatment, with each phase typically taking at least two months to complete. Advancement to higher phases is contingent upon a written request and is accompanied by increased privileges and responsibilities. Clients who exhibit extreme negativity upon admission are placed on Phase Zero without any privileges. Once clients have advanced past the initial phases, they are required to enroll in school or job training.

In this therapeutic community model, residents in higher phases have the opportunity to serve as role models for new clients, participate in external support group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Gamblers’ Anonymous, and engage in group therapy sessions covering topics such as anger management, sexuality, relationships, and art therapy. Specific groups are also available for individuals struggling with heroin dependency. Additional support services include legal assistance, medication management, and family and individual counseling.

Clients must also work towards obtaining their GED, if applicable, and dedicate 10 hours per week to classes.

Discharge planning involves active involvement from the client and typically involves a transition to one of the ten sober living homes in the community. Relapse prevention strategies and other continuing care services may be included as part of the aftercare plan.


Hospitality House TC, Inc. employs a highly qualified staff, including master’s level psychotherapists, a master’s level art therapist, various specialists, counselors, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and both medical and clinical directors.


While specific details about the facility’s living arrangements are not available on the website, it offers a wide range of activities such as hiking, ping pong, sports, movie nights, and access to the internet and gaming systems.


At the time of this writing, there are no alumni reviews available on However, on the facility’s unofficial Facebook page, the average rating among ten reviews is 4.1 out of five stars. Many alumni have expressed gratitude for the program, stating that it saved their lives. One alum, Mark, shared his experience, stating, “I’m very grateful for the staff and clients that were with me, and I have learned a lot to keep my life on track. I have 11 years clean and still going.”


Only one family member has provided feedback to at the time of this writing. The anonymous reviewer gave four out of five stars for connectivity and family participation, while finding the facility lacking in other categories such as treatment effectiveness, holistic options, accommodations, and leisure activities. They mentioned that the facility appeared outdated compared to higher-priced alternatives.


One staff member has responded to, but their feedback was limited. They mentioned that the facility had no strengths or weaknesses. In the survey, the anonymous reviewer gave four out of five stars for all 15 metrics, including treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, holistic offerings, connectivity, family participation, affordability, counseling options, the staff’s level of training and experience, and administration/discharge procedures. When asked if they would recommend treatment at Hospitality House TC, Inc. to others, they gave a rating of four out of five stars.

Additional online reviews from staff members on Indeed reveal an average rating of four out of five stars across 25 reviews for various facilities in the organization’s network. Four reviews specifically mentioned the Albany facility and averaged four out of five stars. The commentary highlighted the professionalism, reliability, and effectiveness of the management team and the multiple opportunities for social work roles. An anonymous reviewer mentioned that their experience allowed them to see personal areas requiring improvement and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to help others.


Hospitality House TC, Inc. offers sliding scale fees and works on a case-by-case basis to explore public assistance and other forms of financial aid.


Services provided by Hospitality House

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Hospitality House Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Good overall.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • allowed me and husband to come for a weekend to help us to deal with this is run by the state and not up to the best run place and in a place where drug users are walking the streets. it is told and not up to par compared to places that cost a lot of money.