What to Bring

Magnolia Creek recommends that clients bring a limited amount of clothing, personal belongings (including valuables) to treatment. Clients may bring two (labeled) suitcases and one carry-on bag to treatment. Each client is provided with a bedside table where valuables can be locked and stored. Additionally, Magnolia Creek provides a comfortable bed, dresser, hangers, closet space, linens, towels, computers (and internet access), and phones (with long distance capabilities). Household supplies including soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and laundry detergent are provided to clients in the residential program; clients in PHP are responsible for purchasing their own household items. PHP clients are also responsible for purchasing the food they eat during non-programming hours.

Personal Items

  • Identification card (e.g. driver’s license), insurance card, pharmacy prescription card, and credit card (required by Turenne Pharmaceuticals for medication expenses).
  • Prescription medications (in original containers).
  • Small amount of spending money (less than $200) for personal items. (Clients are responsible for their own funds).
  • Suggested items include: stamps, envelopes, cards, favorite pillow/blanket, photos books, and music (including portable music devices).
  • Suggested clothing items include: tennis shoes, sunglasses, a lightweight jacket or sweater (in warmer months), a heavy coat or jacket (in cooler months), clothes appropriate for religious outings (if desired).

The Magnolia Creek Dress Code

  • Clients wear casual and comfortable clothing during regular programming hours; clients do not wear pajamas between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Clients do not wear revealing attire and clients wear and cover appropriate under garments at all times.
  • Clients’ clothing is clean and does not display inappropriate slogans, pictures, etc.
  • Clients do not wear sheer shirts/skirts, tank tops, tube tops, halters, camisoles or anything that reveals midriff, back, or cleavage; clients button shirts at least 2/3 of the way up.
  • The hemline of shorts, skirts, and dresses clients wear is fingertip length or longer.
  • Clients wear shoes appropriate for the terrain and program activities; clients do not wear heels over 3 inches high.
  • Clients provide their own clothing and do not share clothes with other clients.
  • Clients do not wear leggings or tights in place of pants.
  • Clients wear shoes at all times.
  • Clients do not change clothes throughout the day, except when it is absolutely necessary.
  • Clients who do not abide by dress code will be required to change into more appropriate clothes.

What to Leave at Home

  • Calculators
  • Non-prescription medications, vitamins, diet pills, diuretics, laxatives, stool softeners
  • Tobacco products
  • Artificial sweeteners or water flavoring packets
  • Fashion magazines
  • Food, beverages, gum, candy
  • Scissors, pocket knives, letter openers, sharp craft tools, wire hangers, lighters
  • Aerosol hairspray or aerosol deodorant
  • Acetone-based products
  • Alcohol-based products, such as mouthwash or alcohol-based body sprays
  • Bathing suits