To make the client’s stay at Athena pleasurable and smooth, we urge them to go through the list of items that they can bring and not bring to the center.

Mandatory Items

  • Photo ID: Passport, Driver’s License, Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Work/School ID
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Prescription slips and list of all medications with dosages and frequencies that the client has been taking along with at least a month’s supply of the medications
  • Comfortable clothing for 1-2 weeks (laundry available at the facility)
  • Season-appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Appropriate footwear (sneakers) need to be worn at all times except in the Yoga room and in the pool area
  • If the client smokes, they can get their own supply of cigarettes which will be checked by the staff

Prohibited Items

  • Clothing displaying images or graphics of drug paraphernalia, alcohol, drugs, firearms, sex, or gang-related emblems
  • See-through clothes, such as net/sheer/mesh clothing
  • Clothing exposing mid-chest areas, midriff or buttocks. It is important that clothing covers areas from shoulders to waistband
  • Bikinis/thong swimsuits or speedos
  • Any kind of alcohol, drugs, or chemical substances
  • Aerosol cans
  • Strongly fragrant products such as perfume/cologne or toiletries. Strongly fragrant products such as perfumes, hair sprays, and deodorants may stimulate reactions such as headaches and even respiratory distress.
  • TV and videos games
  • Weapons of any kind – including pocketknives
  • Advil/Tylenol (will be supplied by nursing if required)
  • Tobacco products

Personal Items

The client should carry the following personal items:

  • Personal hygiene items such as sanitary pads, razors, combs, toothbrush, body lotions, etc.
  • Small musical instrument that the client enjoys playing
  • Books, including spiritual and motivational, to read
  • Sentimental items like family photographs

Please note that all the bottles of personal items that the client carries should be new with the manufacturer seal intact.


If the client wants to carry electronics including cell phones, tablets, or laptops, they would have to submit these to our staff upon arrival. The client gets these at the time of discharge.