Founded in 2002 in San Angelo, Texas by Gloria J. Neumeyer, Adams House Sober Living Homes provides sober living for men and women. Besides having seven homes in San Angelo, the organization operates a renovated motel in Glendale, Arizona, which provides clean and sober apartment-style accommodations. Most client referrals come from residential treatment facilities and hospitals, but Adams House also caters to criminal justice clients who want to turn their lives around. Neumeyer has been clean and sober for 15 years. Her mission is to help others live in a safe and nurturing sober living environment, so that they can feel like they are part of a fellowship, while they rebuild their lives. The Adams House organization is named after the first house, which is on Adams Street.
Accommodations and Amenities
Adams House accommodates between 55 and 60 clients, spread across seven houses in San Angelo and the renovated Glendale motel that was used as a stagecoach inn, back in 1881. Six houses and the motel accommodate male clients. There is also a coed ranch-style house, which accommodates clients in gender-specific areas. Besides the old inn, the houses have character, and some boast Cape-cod style exteriors, including pitch gabled roofs, as well as shingled siding and brick walls.
Clients are paired in single or double-occupancy cozy rooms, which include twin beds, and dressers. Furnishings are eclectic, ranging from country-style to Americana décor. Besides the basic furniture, rooms include wall art, houseplants, an armchair and area rugs. Each residence includes a fully equipped kitchen. Some of the larger homes have between two and three refrigerators. Residents are responsible for their own groceries and meal preparation. Amenities include Wi-Fi, blankets, fresh linen, cable TV, laundry facilities and all utilities includes. Each house has a residential manager, and the larger homes include assistant managers.
Rules and Regulations
Adams House prefers that clients have successfully undergone 30 days or more of primary care at a residential treatment facility. Those with less time, or those who had a short relapse after a long period of sobriety are admitted on a case-by-case basis. While they provide housing for criminal justice clients, those convicted of violent crimes or those who are sexual offenders are not admitted.
Requirements include attendance at 90 12-step meetings in 90 days, performance of household chores, and acquisition of employment (for those able to work). Clients, who are on SSI, are encouraged to remain productive, and are assigned light duties around the house, depending on their physical health. After the 90-day minimum meeting quota is fulfilled, residents must attend three weekly 12-step meetings. Additionally, they must acquire and maintain an active working relationship with a sponsor, as well as complete their steps. Residents who prefer a more faith-based approach are encouraged to attend Church services and/or Celebrate Recovery meetings.
The curfew is 11 pm seven days a week, unless clients have late night shifts. At Adams House, there is also a quiet time between 10 pm and 10 am. The house manager approves all guests. While Adams House practices a zero tolerance policy for those who relapse, they are not immediately kicked to the curb. Clients are referred to a local detox facility or the Salvation Army Treatment Center. After several weeks, and on a case-by-case basis, if they pass a drug and alcohol screening, they are admitted back to the house. Additionally, Adams House has a zero tolerance policy for clients who engage in intimate relations with other residents or exhibit violent or aggressive behavior.
The San Angelo homes are located in close proximity to Texas state highway 306.
Neumeyer, who works a solid 12-step program, is also a member of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. She established this sober living community because she wanted to be of service to recovering alcoholics and addicts. These unique looking houses are highly affordable, and residents are close knit, and enjoy a sense of camaraderie. For men and women who seek an atmosphere that makes them feel part of a family, Adams House is a great option.
Adams House Sober Living Homes
PO Box 600632
San Angelo, TX 76906
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