Allied Sober Living Review
Located in midtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Allied Sober Living provides a safe and structured living environment for members of the LGBT community. Besides fulfilling a much-needed demand for LGBT sober living, the house is situated in a city, which is known to have a thriving recovery community. While Allied Sober Living caters to the LGBT population, all are welcome, as long as they have a minimum of 30 days of verified sobriety, and are willing to work a program of recovery.
Accommodations and Amenities
Allied Sober Living accommodates nine clients at a time in a quaint gray and green house that sits on a lush lawn, shielded by trees. Like many of the older houses in Minneapolis, there is a sense of charm about the residence, yet the interior boasts a contemporary style. Residents are paired in spacious double-occupancy rooms. Rooms have dressers and closets, for clients to store their belongings. The fully equipped modern-style kitchen includes two stainless steel refrigerators and a sparkling steel stove. A granite kitchen island includes wooden stools and a modern sink. Clients are responsible for their own groceries and meal preparation.
The house includes a covered patio with wall-to-wall windows and old-fashioned style patio chairs, end tables and little animal statues perched on top of the green windowsill. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable and laundry. A house manager lives on the premises. The home is in close proximity to a plethora of 12-step meetings, the midtown global market, which sells international food, other LGBT sober houses and Powderhorn Park, which includes a tranquil lake surrounded by trees.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admittance, clients must have been clean and sober for a minimum of 30 days, and must show proof of continued abstinence. Potential applicants can’t be on house arrest, as they must attend meetings and be active in the local community. Residents must be 18 years and older, have admitted to being alcoholic and addicts and be willing to work a 12-step program of recovery in order to maintain sobriety. A six-month minimum length of stay is required.
Requirements include attending a minimum of three weekly AA/NA/CA meetings, being at the house meeting and performing basic household chores. Residents must be active in a 12-step fellowship. This includes getting and working with a sponsor, as well as completing the steps. Clients also have to maintain productivity outside the house for a minimum of 20 hours per week. This includes looking for employment, working, going to school, volunteering or attending an outpatient program. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. At Allied Sober Living, residents who relapse must leave the premises to ensure the safety of the entire household.
Allied Sober Living is a member of the Minnesota Association of Sober Housing (MASH), which demands high quality sober living standards from its members.
While this house is highly structured, clients are provided with individualized support and the house works closely with other LGBT sober livings, so that residents can feel a sense of fellowship. This beautiful home is a great option for those seeking a sober house that caters to the LGBT community.
Allied Sober Living Location
Allied Sober Living
3044 10th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Allied Sober Living Cost
$500 (30 days, not including a $500 sobriety deposit). Reach Allied Sober Living by phone at (651) 621-0442 or by email.
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