The mens' sober living house at Woodbine and Emilie provide a drug and alcohol-free environment men can use as a jumping off point for the rest of their recovering lives. They begin by forming healthy relationships with other residents and are required to attend meetings and retain a sponsor that is not a resident of their respective house. House meetings are required as well as the completion of chores which includes a rotating schedule of cooking meals for their housemates. The purpose is to highlight the virtues of responsibilty and accountability. The residents are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. This clean and safe environment allows individuals to form their own program of sobriety. Our mens' houses are about residence while recovery happens in the individuals choice of 12-Step program.
Women helping women is what the Parkside House is all about. Here women aged eighteen and older are provided clean, safe, and comfortable accomodations allowing them to grow in sobriety. The support structure at Parkside House makes possible the formation of a quality sober network which must include a female sponsor who is not a resident of Emilie House. Our residents are encouraged to attend womens' and co-ed meetings. Emilie House understands that women have different emotional, physical, and spirtual needs. Our overall goal at Parkside is to fulfill these needs as completely as possible.
Our sober houses provide residents with at least one year of continuous sobriety a place to reside with other recovering individuals having fewer rules and restrictions. While still subject to random testing, residents are responsible for the day-to-day operations and upkeep of their house. Our sober house residents have moved to the next step in becoming productive members of society. They have developed a relationship with a sponsor, created a sober network, and continue to be active in their choice of 12-Step program.