Moraine House was originally founded in 1976 in Valparaiso, Indiana as a halfway house for recovering alcoholics. Until Moraine House was founded, Porter County did not have a facility for treatment of alcoholism. Today, Moraine House has broadened its scope to cover people recovering from all chemical dependencies. Well over 90% of Moraine House residents come from treatment centers in Lake, Porter, and Laporte counties in Indiana and Cook County in Illinois.
Moraine House is a home to 13 residents in various stages of recovery. The Moraine House treatment program is recommended for 180 days. During residency the residents adhere to all rules and regulations of Moraine House, attend AA and NA meetings at least 5 times a week, participate in Relapse Prevention and Life Skills groups, meet the Screening Committee which reviews the residents progress each week, seek employment (if not employed), and find a house approved AA or NA sponsor in the Valparaiso area.