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.
Cameron Villas is a transitional living recovery residence (sometimes referred to as a halfway house) designed to provide a safe and positive return to a sober, productive, and happy lifestyle. The first thirty to ninety days of recovery has proven to be a time vulnerable to relapse. It is crucial to provide those in early sobriety with the preventative measures proven to be successful in recovery. It is our contention that a dedicated effort is necessary after treatment to provide a smooth transition into a challenging environment. If you are convinced that a structured program of continued recovery is your goal, Cameron Villas will help. It is our goal to aid in transforming our residents into the best version of themselves possible- giving back the son that mothers and fathers have missed out on, and enabling growth that leads to an unimaginably bright and successful future.
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.
My Home Inc programs address the issues faced by our clients as they transition into society i.e. family, community etc.. These issues include: criminal recidivist behavior, chemical dependency, community and domestic violence, poor self esteem, poor parenting skills, lack of educational and employment skills, and homelessness.
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.
Tallgrass campus provides a 30-day residential recovery program for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Our 14 bed facility concentrates on the immersion into the 12-steps. Guests participate in a rigorous meeting schedule throughout the week and attend outside community meetings, which allows for further connection with the Sioux Falls recovery community.
Nestled on the rural edge of Sioux Falls, SD, Tallgrass campus provides a beautiful and serene setting for navigating early sobriety. The 10 acre property has been developed specifically to provide an unmatched restorative environment.
Tallgrass Recovery curriculum is supported by over a 150 volunteers who share their experience, strength and hope in an effort to project relational familiarity. The volunteer team supplies over 3,000 hours of service a year.
The Tallgrass staff, join in the process by walking a path in their own recovery from drugs and alcohol. We feel this common ground is extremely beneficial to the guests in bridging the gap between knowledge and practical application of living a life in sobriety.
Tallgrass has served over 850 individuals to date. Our alumni tell us that it is the connection to other alcoholics and addicts and the exposure to the wider recovery community that made their time here most rewarding.
Tallgrass has served individuals from 28 states across the nation. However, our service area is primarily in South Dakota and the surrounding region.
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.
Stepping Stones provides supportive, affordable housing for individuals recovering from chemical dependency in Madison County. By promoting independence and personal responsibility, we mitigate relapse in substance abusers. Each house is self-run by residents according to the Oxford model. The goal of Stepping Stones is to ensure every recovering individual in the Huntsville area has access to quality housing and a supportive environment including access to employment.
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.