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Serenity House of Monroe

 Packing List


  • Maximum of 7 changes of clothes

  • 14 pair of underwear, 5 white t-shirts, (Colored t-shirts are considered shirts and should be included in count as regular shirts, 15 pair of socks, 5 undershirts/muscle.)

  • 1 dress outfit

  • 2 pair of pajamas

  • 1 jacket

  • 1 pair athletic shoes

  • 1 pair of shower shoes (Required)

  • Clothes Hangers

Additional Items

  • 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels

  • Twin sheets, comforter, and only 1 pillow

  • Personal hygiene: Soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. (No more hygiene products that can fit in a small toiletry bag.)

  • Necessary grooming items such as deodorant, hair care products, tooth brush, toothpaste, nail clipper, brush, comb, hair clippers, etc.

  • Laundry detergent (Pods only)

  • 1 laundry basket

  • MP3 player with headphones (Eligible to use after moving to Phase X.)

  • Cash and/or gift cards (No more than $40 at a time suggested.)

  • Bus pass

  • Notebook, pens, paper, etc. and a book bag for carrying step work materials.

  • Cigarettes, lighter. (Smokeless tobacco is allowed but only during designated smoke breaks and smoke areas.)

  • Maximum of 1 pillow

  • Stamps/envelopes

Needed Documents (If already possessed)

  • TB skin test or chest x-ray results

  • 30 day supply of current medications

  • Valid State ID or Driver’s License

  • Insurance/Medicaid card

  • Social Security Income award letter

  • Food stamp card or award letter

Items Not Allowed

  • Candles, incense

  • Cellphones will be stored until Phase 2

  • CD and DVD players, laptops, personal computers

  • Clothing that is not in good condition, including transparent and non-original alterations. Short pants are acceptable

Any product containing alcohol, including but not limited to the following:

  • mouthwash, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, facial astringent, cologne, hairspray, body spray, lotion, body wash, rubbing alcohol, etc. AEROSOLS ARE NOT ALLOWED!

  • No clothing promoting drugs, alcohol, gangs, violence, or any other offensive symbols or statements

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