The following is a list of items we recommend clients bring to Residential Treatment at The Aviary, in order to make their stay more enjoyable. This is a suggested list, and not all prohibited or suggested items are listed. Please discuss items of concern with a member of the intake staff prior to arriving.

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Items Provided by The Aviary

We will provide you with access to the following items for your convenience.

  • Closet space for clothing and hangers
  • Washer and dryer
  • Community television (limited)
  • Telephone access (limited)
  • Food and beverages
  • Linens and towels
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener

What to Bring to Treatment at The Aviary

Administrative Items:

  • Driver’s license or pictured identification card
  • Insurance card
  • Prescription card

Comfortable Clothing: The Aviary is a home-like environment, so we encourage you to dress comfortably and casually. Clothing should not be overly revealing, and shoes should be comfortable for walks or outings. You will not need to pack for all 30-60 days of treatment, as there are washers and dryers available for regular use.

  • Jeans and full-length shorts
  • Blouses and t-shirts
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sportswear for recreational or fitness activities
  • Pajamas, robe and slippers
  • Undergarments
  • Clothing that can be layered is helpful to be comfortable in climate-controlled interior
  • Seasonally appropriate and outdoor activity clothes. We encourage you to come prepared with several seasonal clothing options (i.e. umbrella and raincoat, lightweight jacket, sweater, heavier jacket for winter months, sunglasses, hats, etc.)

Personal Toiletries: All personal toiletries must be new and in their original sealed container. Emery boards are preferred, but nail files or clippers may be brought and will be locked in an assigned locked box when not being used. Clients may bring their own electric/battery-operated razors. Disposable or safety razors are not permitted.

  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body soap and face soap
  • Deodorant, lotion and sunscreen
  • Make-up (one small makeup bag is permitted)
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Hairdryer and hair styling products

Medications: Prior to admission, please advise the Admissions Staff of all current prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking. Please include the name, dosage, and frequency of each medication, as well as the name of the prescribing physician. All prescriptions must be current, your name must be on the prescription label, and there should be no more than the prescribed amount of pills in the bottle. Please bring at least one week’s worth of prescription medications with you. A nurse at The Aviary will review all medications with you after admission. If you have a prescription card through your insurance company, bring it with you. Prescriptions are filled at the local pharmacy and kept in the medication room. Medication costs are the responsibility of the client.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications: New, unopened OTC medications are allowed. Nighttime medications are prohibited. Medications with pseudoephedrine ingredients and weight control supplements are prohibited.

Money: We recommend that you bring $100-$150. Money may be distributed at your request for outings or other off-campus trips.

Miscellaneous: We want you to be comfortable during your stay, and we encourage you to pack a few personal items.

  • Stationary, envelopes and stamps are encouraged for writing to family and friends
  • Hobby or special interest items (craft materials, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, crocheting materials)
  • Photos of family and friends (may be in a frame, but frame must not have glass)
  • Personal Notebook for Journaling
  • List of Phone numbers
  • Ear plugs
  • One stuffed animal, favorite pillow, or blanket
  • Clock radio, iPod or mp3 player (no video/camera capabilities or ability to access the internet)
  • Bible or devotional reading materials

What to Leave at Home

For the safety and confidentiality of The Aviary clients, please do not bring the following items:

  • Electronic Devices (Cell phones, computers, TVs, iPads, DVD players)
  • Fashion, tabloid or diet Magazines
  • Weapons and firearms
  • Valuables
  • Clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, sex, or violence
  • Products containing alcohol (mouthwash, hairspray, breath spray, astringent, etc.)
  • Acetone-based products or aerosol-spray products
  • Safety/disposable razors or scissors
  • Candles
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Personal vehicle

The Aviary reserves the right to disallow any item deemed unsafe or detrimental to client care.

Dress Code

  • Clothing cannot be revealing or inappropriate (questionable apparel will be determined at the discretion of staff).
  • Shirts must meet the waistband of pants. No exposed midriffs. Shirts may not show excessive cleavage.
  • See-through clothing must be worn with appropriate undershirts. Visible underwear is not appropriate. This applies to men and cut off/sleeveless shirts. An appropriate undershirt must be worn.
  • Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer when standing (when standing, your shorts should be no shorter than your fingertips when arms are at your side.)
  • No clothing with alcohol, drug, sex or gang themes, terms, or innuendos.
  • Pants must cover hips. No underwear showing. No sagging pants.
  • Shoes or socks are to be worn at all times in the house. Shoes must be worn at all times outside the building.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times in the house and on the property.
  • Sleeping attire may not be worn outside the bedroom.
  • Leggings may only be worn if appropriately covered by shirts that fall below the buttocks.
  • Gym attire must follow all of the above-mentioned rules: shoes, appropriate length shorts, and shirts.
  • Men are required to wear shirts at all times: this includes during gym, outdoor exercise, and sand volleyball.
  • Any other clothing that is not specifically mentioned in these rules but is deemed inappropriate by staff must be changed.
  • Sunglasses should be worn outside only.
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If you have any questions about what to bring to treatment, please feel free to contact us anytime at
(888) 998-8655.