Russell House Mission Statement

  • Russell House is a non-profit halfway house dedicated to treating men in need of long-term care who suffer from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction.

    About Russell House

  • Russell House is in the early stages of transition from a monastery to a halfway house for men in need of long-term care from alcoholism and drug addiction. A number of structural changes need to be made to the building before we can accept residents who need our help. We hope to be fully operational by the summer of 2002.

  • Russel House will utilize a 12-step approach to the treatment of men suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. These men will learn job skills, living skills, and be given the opportunity to further their education. A minimum stay at Russell House will be 90 days and can last as long 18 months.

  • Working together with local alcoholism and drug addiction agencies, Russell House can provide a unique and positive environment for its recovering residents. Our commitment to keeping close ties with the AA and Matt Talbot communities will ensure our residents continued support long after they have fully integrated back into society.

    Our Location

  • Russell House is located on twenty pristine acres of land in Newton, New Jersey. Originally it was a monastery used by the Benedictine Monks of St. Paul's Abbey. A quiet and spiritual feeling abounds. Just off of Rt. 206, Russell House will serve the Sussex communtiy and residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

    If you would like to make a direct donation to Russell House
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    If you would like to make a donation to a Russell House Memorial or Scholarship Fund click below.

    Click here for the Gus Sterner Memorial and Scholarship Fund

    Click here for the Tony Weber Memorial and Scholarship Fund

    Links To Our Friends

    The Benedictine Monks Of St. Paul's Abbey

    Sussex Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

    Alcoholics Anonymous


    Narcotics Anonymous

    The Matt Talbot Retreat Movement

    National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

    Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc.

    Contacting Us

  • By e-mail
    Michael B. Leone, C.E.O.

    Alice Hogan-Murphy, C.O.O.

  • By U.S. mail
    Russell House
    C/O Thomas Murphy, Vice Chair
    PO Box 103
    Layton, N.J. 07851

  • By phone
    (610) 997-0881

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