Casa de Vida would like you to feel free to have visitors, but due to the fact that there are many residents living here, we must establish some rules to insure that all residents feel comfortable in their own home. Every resident is responsible for his or her visitor’s behavior. If the visitor is not following the house rules, it is the resident’s responsibility to explain the rules to them. If for any reason the housemother or social worker feels that it is not in the best interest of the household to have a particular visitor, your visitor may be asked to leave and/or not allowed to visit you here.

The following guidelines apply to all residents and their visitors:

Visiting hours: Visitors’ hours are from 1:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm– 9:00 pm (Evening visitation is only allowed when there are no evening classes scheduled). There may be no more than 2 visitors at a time, unless the visitors are your immediate family such as Mother, Father and siblings.

Visitors (male and female) must remain in the living room or dining room areas. No visitors are to go into the bedroom area past the housemother’s room, or in the basement.

Visitors are expected to follow the house rules: 

  • Friends should behave appropriately, with no violent behavior or vulgar language.
  • Guests should be respectful of the other residents and staff.
  • Visitor‘s should not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Guests should leave immediately and respectfully if asked at any time to do so by the housemother or social worker.
  • Visitor’s should not use the telephone without specific permission by either the housemother or the social worker.
  • No meals should be eaten at Casa de Vida. Some meals may be arranged with the housemother at her discretion.
  • Guests and/or resident’s should not remove any items or food from Casa de Vida, without the specific permission of the housemother.
  • Residents and visitors should not engage in public displays of affection while in the home.