Oxford House, Inc., plays an important part in making certain that individual groups behave responsibly through the use of the "Charter" mechanism. Each individual group is given an Oxford House Charter which makes it a part of the network of Oxford House recovery houses. That charter carries with it certain privileges; for example, the individual house is (1) brought under the tax exempt status of Oxford House, Inc. (2) given support and education about the operation of self-run, self-supported recovery houses, (3) provided assistance in filling vacancies and enforcing sobriety and financial responsibility and (4) monitored to assure quality control. It becomes important to every house that it keep its charter.
Application for House Charter in Oxford House