Our mission is to help sober house operators build recovery home communities where residents are supported in their recovery journey. Structured sober living is an essential element in the continuum of care; a bridge between clinical treatment and independent living. Sober homes are not treatment programs, but they also aren’t rooming houses; sober houses are a category of their own.
Sober houses change lives. Recovery communities serve residents who have limited housing options and a desperate need for support and encouragement. A structured sober living environment is often credited as the most important factor for recovery maintenance. Sober house Operators fill the gap between treatment and independent living.
Sober homes are a business and support the livelihood of Operators around the world. Residents pay rent to the Operator weekly or monthly. The Operator pays expenses to keep the home open, and the remainder is profit. Successful Operators can build significant wealth while building a better world.
Sober houses offer a powerful opportunity to transition to independent living. When leaving treatment, many men and women have limited options. Independent living is difficult and recovery homes offer an attractive alternative to many other housing options.
CSS: 12-13 days
Detox: 3-5 days
TSS/halfway house: 2-4 weeks
Sober homes offer an opportunity for men and women to live together and support each other while pursuing a new life in recovery.
House Managers and staff lead and support the residents, helping to ensure a positive recovery environment and strong community.
Our Operators conduct random drug and alcohol screens and enforce house rules and curfew, while each resident helps hold their brothers and sisters accountable.
Residents of sober homes pay simple and low weekly or monthly rent payments which include all costs of living in the home.
Operators have made a bold decision to step into business ownership in a meaningful field which impacts the lives of individuals and families across the world. They come from all backgrounds and circumstances but are united by their calling to serve men and women in recovery. We exist to support sober home Operators.
Operators build relationships with individuals and organizations to build a referral base and raise awareness
Review applications, conduct phone screens, approve applicants, schedule move-ins
Collect rents and deposits, record and pay bills, monitor occupancy, and manage paperwork
Respond to and resolve emergency situations at the home and within the sober house community
Desperate for knowledge and capital, many Operators are poorly equipped to open a sober house. Vanderburgh Community was created to offer a platform of services to new and existing sober home Operators. Our brand, Vanderburgh House, is a long-standing recognized name in the recovery industry, and our platform and services are relied on by Operators to reduce risk and improve their business and social impact outcomes. We’ve run sober houses in Massachusetts since 2016 and love to share what we do with our community of sober home operators across North America.
Vanderburgh Communities offers a platform for individuals or groups to run sober homes, called the Vanderburgh House system
We teach our Operators how to build an organization which can change lives
We show you how to be financially profitable as a sober living Operator
We guide you and offer resources to help you change the world
Our training services are truly comprehensive, ranging from how to impact your residents, how to train your House Managers, how to handle emergency situations, outreach best practices, and how to run a profitable business, file taxes, and navigate the regulatory landscape.Read More about Professional Training
Real estate acquisition is often the most significant roadblock for new operators. Our solution is to work with you to find the home(s) you want in the community you want to serve. You agree to lease the home, and we work with our affiliated impact real estate fund to buy the home, renovate the home, furnish the home, and provide it to you on a long-term lease.Read More about Real Estate
Reaching and impacting the lives of those in recovery is a difficult task, but building and running a business in order to do so is even more difficult. Our System is a complete home-in-a-box. This system includes all handbooks, template documents, certification support, software, policies, resident and House Manager resources, and other back-end resources.Read More about System
We are here to support our Operators every step of the way. Our Operators have unlimited access to our team, our resources, our software, advice, and support. Our Operators are branded as Vanderburgh House recovery communities, accessing our marketing, website, print media, and outreach support services.Read More about Support & Service