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halfway house

1. A housing facility that provides treatment and rehabilitation services to people overcoming disabilities or addictions. Once the halfway house helps Mark recover from his heroin addiction, he'll be able to return to his hometown and move forward with his life.
2. A combination of two different things. That restaurant is a halfway house between a burger joint and a sushi bar. Weird, right?
3. The center point of a trip or journey. To prevent us from becoming too tired on the long drive, we decided to stop at a halfway house to get some rest.
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a halfway house

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A halfway house is something that has some features of one thing and some of another. A halfway house between the theatre and cinema is possible. The place was a sort of halfway house between a prison and a care home. Note: A halfway house was an inn located halfway between two neighbouring towns or villages and would have been used by coach passengers in former times. The name is still seen on pubs and inns.
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a halfway house

1 a compromise. 2 the halfway point in a progression. 3 a place where ex-prisoners, mental patients, etc. can stay while they become reaccustomed to normal life.
In the late 18th century, a halfway house was an inn or other establishment halfway between two places or at the midpoint of a journey.
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a ˌhalfway ˈhouse


1 a place where prisoners, mental patients, etc. can stay for a short time after leaving a prison or hospital, before they start to live on their own again: We’re opening several halfway houses for people who’ve been in this hospital.
2 something that combines the features of two plans, wishes, etc: We really wanted to build a completely new hospital, but we didn’t have the money, so this extension is a kind of halfway house.A halfway house was originally a place such as an inn (= a pub where you can stay the night) that was halfway between two places, or in the middle of a journey.
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The first project recognizes halfway houses in Mechelen and Spa.
DILG Memorandum Circular 2018-105 states the criteria in the selection and prioritization of provinces or HUCs each to be given P5-million financial support through E-CLIP for the construction of a halfway house.
Ano said parnter LGUs would get financial assistance of P5 million for each halfway house to be constructed through the Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
"A halfway house is a facility where various programmes ranging from psycho-social healing, education and skills training, and even health check-ups can be conducted.
The stay at the halfway house is paid for by the inmate.
The halfway houses will receive and process the rebel returnees.
The former inmate, who had found work as a paralegal and become a fierce advocate for prisoner rehabilitation, had started the Hand Up, a for-profit halfway house for former convicts.
At the beginning of this year, Sober Living Halfway House Search, the "go-to" national directory and general information source for sober livings and halfway houses, states that its global ranking was at 285,297 out of well over 30 million sites that Alexa tracks.
(Female inmates were assigned directly to halfway houses during the period of study.) This 60- to 90-day program, in a secure facility, provides for the assessment of the offender's additional treatment needs as well as community-release readiness.
The fact that they were giving this presentation to the staff of halfway houses seemed to influence the discussion about housing options or requirements.
The award is named for Maud Booth campaigned abuses in the prison system and established the first system of halfway houses in the U.S.A.
The 7th Circuit panel, however, found that the Wisconsin correctional authorities did not require or coerce offenders to enter Faith Works, but merely provided the offender with the choice of several halfway houses, most of which are secular.
The court noted that the inmate did not have notice that the policy, which prohibited contacting former inmates in halfway houses, also extended to telephoning former inmates confined at home.
Community Corrections Facilities (CCFs)--also called correctional "halfway houses"--are facilities that literally represent a "halfway" step between freedom and prison or jail for people whom the courts or the parole system consider appropriate for confinement in a community setting.
The tragedy happened on Sunday as 63 pupils and seven staff from Halfway Houses Primary in Sittingbourne, Kent, spent the weekend at the Marchants Hill centre in Hindhead, Surrey.