Empower, encourage and equip sober living homes with resources to improve community relationships and increase visibility of this very important role in addiction recovery.
To increase awareness, educate our community and promote sober living to help remove the stigma associated with those in recovery.
NE FL Sober Living Alliance is a 501(c)3 comprised of sober living homes throughout NE Florida. Members work to meet National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards. The Alliance houses over 330 men and women in recovery.
Alliance Members have the ability to provide on-site testing.
Alliance Members are adhering to social distancing at in-house AA meetings and at most AA Clubhouses.
Alliance Members are following the Jacksonville executive order regarding the wearing of masks.
Alliance Members have incorporated increased sanitation in our sober living homes. We have provided hand sanitizer, have increased disinfecting routines and continue to remind residents about the importance of hand washing.
Alliance Member sober living homes have instituted best practices and plans for a resident who may be exposed or is confirmed positive for Covid-19.
Alliance Member are communicating with residents the importance of notifying management if they are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19. In addition, most are doing daily tempurature checks.
The basics is helping provide vital needs to people in recovery. Despair, fear, health & financial insecurity is all too real for those in early recovery. To help alleviate some of that pain we are accepting donations for those in sober living. Click below to view our Amazon Wish List
NARR Standards - Members are working towards completion of documentation to adhere to NARR Standards.....
Alcoholics Service Center
Home Away From Home
House of Grace (DEMP Project)
New Life Jax Recovery Services www.newlifejax.org
Volunteers of America
Community Rehabilitation Center
Drug Free Duval
Gateway Community Services
Inspire to Rise
Jacksonville Fire & Rescue
Operation New Hope
Runners 4 Recovery
Alliance Members Resources
According to the Addiction Science & Clinical Practice Journal, North America is currently in the midst of an opioid crisis that claimed nearly 70,000 lives in the US in 2018 alone. Substance abuse disorders often erode social functioning, education/vocational skills, and positive community and family ties. Thus, recovery involves rehabilitation-relearning or reestablishing healthy functioning, skills, and values as well as regaining physical and emotional health. Therapeutic communities such as sober homes are the best environment to foster this critical phase of healing.
Angie Luna, City Houses, Inc.
NE FL Sober Living Alliance President
Terry Brennan, Alumni
NE FL Sober Living Alliance Vice President
Gloria Duvall, Home Away From Home
NE FL Sober Living Alliance Secretary
Carla Sweeney, Awakenings House
NE FL Sober Living Alliance Treasurer
JFRD provides NARCAN training and provides NARCAN to our Sober Living Homes. Special thanks to Laura Ray for her time and dedication.
CRC provides HIV & Hep C provides free HIV and HepC testing, information and offers free services to anyone who may test positive to any sober home interested in providing these services to residents.
Laura Viafora is the Project Director for The Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Project with the City of Jacksonville’s Fire & Rescue Department. The multi-year project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Jacksonville by increasing community access to NARCAN, a nasal spray that can temporarily reverse the life-threatening effects of overdose.
I have profound feelings of gratitude and love for the sober house I lived in they created an environment of security, acceptance, understanding and compassion. Today I am happy and content and in large part is due to my personal experience at the sober living home and the staff that encouraged and empathized with me while also holding me accountable.
Being a part of this Alliance not only brings those with similar backgrounds together to share ideas, best practices and education, but it also allows us to stand together to show that what we do is making a difference In the community, in our own lives, and most importantly in the lives of others.
Do you own a sober living home and want to learn more about becoming a member?
Available Monday - Friday 8am-6pm 904.866.0088
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