The Bridge is professionally managed and directed by a Licensed Psychotherapist and Interventionist. We have an extremely knowledgeable and professional staff with over 80 years of combined recovery. Our staff to resident ratio is unparalleled.
The Bridge has encouraging and caring Residents Managers who live in their own apartments on property.
The Bridge has a men’s location and a women’s location that are both in upscale neighborhoods and are conveniently located close to 12-Step meetings, job opportunities, shopping, and public transportation.
WELCOME HOME to Riverbank House, a unique and affordable option for men seeking recovery from addiction and self-destruction. Our quality residential experience, innovative enrichment programming, and collaborative approach to self-restoration are designed to offer vital support as you make your way through the 12-step recovery process and rediscover your enthusiasm for a life lived with clarity and purpose. Together — with guidance, structure, and common purpose — Riverbank House community members develop the spiritual, emotional, and physical practices essential to a full life of vibrant, sustainable addiction recovery.
Hillman House is a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century home in a residential neighborhood. It serves adolescent male clients 15-18 years of age who have completed a substance abuse treatment program.
Services include individual and group counseling, family education and counseling, 12 Step meetings, 24-hour supervision, discharge planning for successful reintegration, secondary/higher and vocational education opportunities, interpersonal skills training, life skills building, recreational activities and relapse prevention.
Some of the insurance providers accepted by this rehab:
“To operate a supportive housing program where the breath of a meaningful life is transferred from one person to another.”
Where, as we encourage recovery, embrace and teach healthy, positive values, family commitment, hard work, self-respect and responsible living, we are able to transform a once belittled life of addiction into an enlarged life filled with the promise of a more meaningful existence.
Van's House is based on the idea of a "Therapeutic Community" which uses a democratic group process to empower residents to take an active role in their recovery from addiction.
"TO HELP OTHERS DO WHAT THEY CANNOT DO FOR THEMSELVES"
The Way Apartments eliminate barriers to long-term sobriety, by offering women transitional housing in these sober living apartments. Residents are able to practice the new skills they have learned in treating their disease and now have the tools to maintain their new health status. Units are occupied by our graduate residents and other recovering renters from outside treatments centers.
As The Way residents move to private homes, new recovering renters will transition to the apartments. The Way will continue to serve additional women and their families as they grow and recover, one woman, one life, one day at a time.
Journeymen currently has 3 male homes and 1 female. All homes are located close to bus routes for easy assess. Journeymen requires a minimum of 5 - 12 Step (AA or NA) meetings a week. Residents are required to have an AA or NA Sponsor within two weeks of arrival. Residents are required to perform daily chores. Residents are encouraged to seek employment.
Real Recovery is a sober or transitional living home that is different from the rest.
We provide affordable sober living while providing services for our residents beyond
just a place to live. Our home is different from other halfway houses in Florida.
You will obtain the skills you need to succeed in recovery and life. It begins with
your individualized plan for success upon arrival.
Our mission at Real Recovery is to empower individuals, giving strength and encouragement to
begin their journey in recovery. We encourage self-reliance, while assisting our residents to take
personal responsibility in their lifestyle choices and the consequences of wrong choices. We know
that EVERYONE has strengths and weaknesses and we will help to build on your strengths and
work to minimize your weaknesses. We seek to get individuals at a place of peace in their lives
where they are aware of the power they have to shape their own lives.
Mission & History
Our mission is to provide effective treatment services and a safe, sober living environment to women suffering from the disease of alcoholism or who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs and to introduce them to the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-Step process.
Casa Serena opened its doors to alcoholic women in August of 1959 primarily through the efforts of our founder Mildred Pinheiro. Recovering from alcoholism herself, Mildred wanted to open the home “because there was no place here for a woman alcoholic to go for help.” Casa Serena was originally a project of the National Council on Alcoholism, but became a separate 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in 1973.
What is a sober house (a/k/a 3/4 house) and why are they important?
A sober house, also called a ¾ house, recovery house, or transitional living facility houses individuals recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction in order for them to focus on their recovery. Its residents are individuals coming directly from rehabilitation or 12-step programs, halfway houses, inpatient treatment facilities or those who simply want to have a sober environment to aid them in their transition. Sober houses provide a valuable method in assisting individuals in their long-term recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism, allowing recovering alcoholics and addicts a place to live a normal life while they continue their recovery.
What are common characteristics of a sober house?
The following are the chief characteristics of a sober house:
Residents live in or work out provided they follow the house rules.
It promotes 12-Step programs
It has a secured, safe and competent structure intended for the long-term recovery of individuals.
It has a 24-hour house manager and staff that implement the programs and exercises close supervision.
What is the difference between a halfway house and a sober house?
A sober house is an inexpensive drug and alcohol- free environment where the alcoholic or drug addict can obtain support from peer groups. In general, the rules at a halfway house are stricter than the rules at a sober house (sometimes called a 3/4 house). It provides a positive environment for recovering addicts and alcoholics to receive the emotional support they need from residents going through the same experiences. Experts agree that both halfway houses and sober houses (also referred to together as recovery housing or transitional living) are very important tools to use in one's lifelong recovery journey.
A halfway house imposes strict regulations for its residents in order to mitigate the chances of relapse. Residents are required to sign the house rules contract that includes the policy against bringing alcoholic drinks and prohibited drugs, and requires the adherence to curfew and similar rules. Noncompliance to the house rules subjects a resident to removal from the halfway house.
What things should I look for in evaluating sober homes?
Safe, secure and drug-free. The sober house must have the necessary permit to ensure fire safety and building security. Unwarranted intrusions from outsiders must be eliminated. Alcohols and drugs should be strictly prohibited within the premises.
Strict, written rules and guidelines. This is to ensure that the residents will have a structured environment that will minimize the possibility of relapse.
Supportive staff available 24x7. There must be a manager or a staff member to answer the needs of the residents 24/7.
12-Steps or comparable programs. Twelve Step programs are vital methods in alcoholism and drug addiction recovery. The residents must be trained to be accountable for their actions so that they will be able to cope up with the challenges that await them in the outside world.