Founded in 2013 in Long Beach, California by Natasha Rudar and her father Allen Korneff, Ackorn House provides supportive and safe sober living homes for men and women in early recovery. Korneff, who has over 50 years of experience in the medical field along with Rudar, who has been clean and sober for 24 years, wanted to be of service to other recovering alcoholics and addicts. Their belief is that while addiction is a dangerous foe, recovery reinstates hope and healing. Their motto is Ackorn House—Plant your Roots in recovery.
Accommodations and Amenities
Ackorn House has one male-only home with a 10-bed capacity, and one house for women with or without children, with a 12-bed capacity. The women’s house includes a small cottage in the back, which accommodates two residents. Clients in both homes are paired in furnished rooms. A woman and her child also share a room. There is one single room available at each house.
Clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meals are prepared in fully equipped kitchens. Snack food and groceries must be properly stored and after eating, clients must clean up and not leave any dishes in the sink or drainer. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities and all utilities. Each house has an onsite residential manager. Smoking is not permitted inside the house, and only in outside designated areas.
Rules and Regulations
While Ackorn House prefers that clients have 30 days of sobriety, they accept individuals who have undergone detox, as well as those in outpatient treatment, with a minimum of seven days clean and sober. Typically, clients are accepted on a case-by-case basis, but all must have a willingness to work on a 12-step based protocol, as well as focus on rebuilding their lives. Potential clients undergo a staff interview to ensure that they are a good fit for Ackorn House, as well as to discuss their challenges and concerns. Criminal and medical history is required for admission.
On a weekly basis, employed residents, or those enrolled in school, must attend a minimum of three 12-step meetings, while unemployed clients must attend a minimum of five AA/NA/CA meetings. Other requirements include obtaining and actively participating in 12-step work with a sponsor, plus completing assigned Big Book readings. Residents must attend house meetings, perform household chores, make an effort to get along with other residents, and pay their rent on time. If not working, clients must look for a job, enroll in school or participate in volunteer work. Women with children are exempt from this rule, but all residents must be productive on a daily basis. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but the safety of the entire household is a priority.
Ackorne House is within walking distance of the ocean, various shopping malls, public transportation and 12-step meetings. Additionally, the house is a member of the Los Angeles County of Sober Living Coalition, which demands high standards from its affiliates.
Ackorn House is a client-centered home, and doesn’t operate on a cookie cutter approach. Residents are able to work on individualized recovery protocols, while being members of a nurturing environment. Ackorn House offers first-rate sober living at a highly affordable price.
515 Nebraska Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Ackorn House Cost: $600 (30 days). Reach Ackorn House by phone at (562) 215-2032 or by email at [email protected].
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