What to Bring

Limited storage space is available, so please keep personal belongings to a minimum. All client belongings, including vehicles, will be searched at intake. Under NO circumstances are alcohol, drugs, paraphernalia or weapons allowed on Progress House property.We cannot accept responsibility for any personal property lost, mislaid, stolen or damaged, which you have not given over for safekeeping.


Please Remember to Bring:

Please Remember to Bring:

  • Medi-Cal Information & Card (If Applicable)
  • Current TB Test
  • ID – Driver’s License, Identification Card, or other photo ID.
  • Bank card
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Postage Stamps
  • Female Clients – Sanitary Pads or Napkins, NO TAMPONS
  • Allowable Personal Hygiene Products:

    Allowable Personal Hygiene Products:

  • Towel for shower, washcloth – Progress House will provide if needed
  • Soaps, lotions, & shampoo
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Gel
  • Medications:


  • Only bring prescription medications you are currently taking under doctor’s supervision
  • All medications/prescriptions must be turned over to Progress House staff on admission
  • Prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy container with your name on the prescription label – any medications that do not have your name on the bottle will be disposed of
  • Any over the counter medications, if they are approved, must be stored with your prescription medications
  • Suggested Clothing List: (Feel free to use as a packing checklist!)

    Suggested Clothing List: (Feel free to use as a packing checklist!)

  • Jeans/pants/shorts
  • Shirts – no bare midriff is allowed
  • Undergarments – brazier, underwear, socks, etc.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters
  • Coat/jacket
  • Seasonally appropriate outer wear including boots, coat, hat for winter
  • Shoes – such as sneakers, slippers, sandals. You will be required to wear something on your feet at all times
  • Pajamas or Sweats & Bathrobe You will be required to wear pajamas/sweats to bed
  • Bathing suit
  • Fitness/Exercise clothing
  • Miscellaneous Items:

  • Address book
  • Recovery based books
  • Photos
  • Journal/Notebook/ Stationary
  • Mp3 player (with no internet access), or CD player (with earphones). Music with excessive profanity will not be permitted
  • Please Do Not Bring:

  • Clothing sexually suggestive or revealing, or suggestive of alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc.
  • Cell phone
  • Electronics like laptop, iPad/iTouch, portable TV, stereo, video games, etc
  • Tobacco products with alcohol dipped flavor
  • Vaping products of any kind
  • Mouthwash containing alcohol
  • Highly scented toiletries
  • Aerosols of any sort
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Valuable items/jewelry