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.
OUR STORY: When Jennifer Diederich founded Coming Straight Home Sober Living for Women in 2007, there were a few sober houses serving women in Saint Paul — but none in which she herself would have wanted to live.
“I saw women rushing home to less than ideal marriages and family situations in part because they wanted a bathroom without cracked tiles,” says Diederich. “I hoped women would do better and give themselves more time to recover at sober homes that provided more creature comforts.”
To test her theory, Diederich bought an affordable house on Farrington Street just off University Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul and set to work making her vision a reality. Within months of opening, she had a waiting list of more than 20 women.
Without the resources to buy another property outright, Diederich feels that her meeting with a property developer who prefers to remain a “silent partner” was a “God thing.” The developer had recently purchased a 6,000 square foot house on Holly Avenue in Saint Paul’s Crocus Hill area that he was willing to renovate and lease the finished property to Come Straight Home Sober Living. Within days of opening the house was full and the waiting list was once again growing.
Two Summit Avenue properties and a house on Grand Avenue were soon after acquired — somewhat to the alarm of surrounding neighbors. “We’ve been lucky to find properties in Saint Paul’s most exclusive neighborhoods and have worked hard to be good neighbors in every regard,” explains Diederich.
Purpose: To provide comprehensive residential treatment focusing on recovery from alcohol and drug addiction for adult women.
Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel message, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by providing vision and leadership for those who respond to the health and human needs and the social concerns of the people of the Diocese of Cleveland. We extend the reign of God in this time and place as we work with others to build a just and compassionate society that respects the dignity of every person.
Population Served:Adult women with alcohol and/or other drug dependency and who may have co-occurring mental health issues. Program has capacity to accept women with young children.
Criteria:Must be a resident of Cuyahoga County and meet state criteria for this level of care as determined by chemical dependency assessment.
We know how difficult the journey to and through recovery for women can be without the proper tools and support but we KNOW women can succeed in their recovery. Recovery Road Residence can help women prepare for, address and overcome the many challenges they may face in active addiction and recovery. Together, we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. And, together, we can succeed. We look forward to helping you on your journey and to having you join the Recovery Road Residence family.
Sober living is an excellent transitional living
arrangement for people who are in the process
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less all-encompassing than rehab). A sober living
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Alpha Recovery is a supportive, structured living environment for addicts who are new in their recovery. Clients are subject to nightly curfews, random urine screens, and are required to attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings on a regular basis, in addition to weekly groups and individual sessions at Alpha Recovery. Clients are required to work, unless there is a physical or mental disability, which prevents them from doing so.
The formation of the Alpha Recovery program is a culmination of ideas and
Alpha Recovery recognizes that the disease of addiction affects the addict physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and that the success of any program of recovery lies in daily commitment to a twelve-step program. Alpha Recovery believes that regular attendance and application of the spiritual principles of these programs are the foundations for that success. The Alpha Recovery staff is made up of people who are professional treatment providers and/or recovering addicts, themselves. We are available to clients to help in teaching the twelve steps and the practical application of these principles in daily living. The programs of A.A. and N.A. teach us that there will come a time when nothing will stand between the addict and a drink or a drug but his relationship with his Higher Power. We, therefore, encourage spiritual growth.
The Solution House Mission is to provide a clean, safe, and sober living environment to homeless Veterans and individuals with addiction, social, or criminal issues, as a result of a substance abuse problem. The Solution House creates and provides program and training situations to enable these individuals to break free of the cycles of addiction, and move from “welfare to work”. All of The Solution House’s programs and inventive business ventures ultimately attempt to transform former addicts into productive, independent, members of society.
With more than 40 years of treatment experience, rest assured that our specialists will take the time to learn about your unique situation to gain an understanding of the specific needs of you or your loved one. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history
Our community is conducive for developing a personalized plan of recovery to gain self-confidence, build and maintain family relationships, acquire stable employment, and return to life with an entirely new lifestyle and approach to living.
Moving Forward Sober Living accommodates both men and women in residential, apartment-style settings. All apartments are fully furnished and have complete kitchens. Bedrooms are either shared with one person or are single rooms. We have done everything we can to ensure your living environment at Moving Forward Sober Living is comfortable, affordable, and beneficial to your recovery.
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.