halfway house

Definition of halfway house

half´way house`
1.an inn or place of call midway on a journey.
2.A residence for former convicts, persons recovering from mental illness, or from drug or alcohol addiction, serving as an intermediate environment between total confinement and complete freedom, and having structured programs designed to ease successful reintegration into society.

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