Comfortably nestled between Grand Rapids and Detroit, in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Banyan Sober Living of Michigan provides safe and structured living for men. The organization’s goal is to help those in early recovery make a smooth shift from being newly clean and sober to becoming productive members of society.
Accommodations and Amenities
Banyan Sober Living accommodates about 34 clients, in two-bedroom apartments inside a large house that is surrounded by trees. The fully furnished apartments each hold four men and units include fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances, dining rooms, bathroom and a living room.
Clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meal preparation. Outside the buildings are large community areas, where residents can congregate and grill food, using provided barbecues. Amenities include household and cleaning supplies, Wi-Fi, cable with HBO and the movie facilities, laundry facilities, and community computers. House managers live on-site and oversee operations.
Rules and Regulations
At Banyan Sober Living, new clients must have undergone detox and be medically stable. A six-month length of stay is encouraged, but not required. Upon arrival, the men must immediately find employment and actively seek and maintain a working relationship with an AA/NA sponsor. Those who can’t work have to establish a healthy recovery routine, which includes volunteering, going to school or participating in an outpatient program.
Weekly requirements include attending five 12-step meetings, performing household chores, working the steps and attending house meetings. Also, obtaining a home group is mandated, so that clients can build a stronger foundation in their recovery. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. At Banyan Sober Living, those who choose to use drugs or alcohol must immediately leave the premises, but they are provided with detox, residential treatment or shelter referrals. The curfew is 11 pm Sundays through Thursdays, and one am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Other services besides housing include resume assistance, job leads, and 12-step meeting referrals. For those interested in higher education, the houses are in close proximity to Eastern Michigan College, The University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College.
The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is becoming known as a strong recovery community, and clients have easy access to 12-step meetings, as well as opportunities to be part of a like-minded fellowship. For men seeking a picturesque sober living in the Midwest, Banyan Sober Living sounds like a wonderful option.
Banyan Sober Living of Michigan
3588 Plymouth Rd. #339,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Banyan Sober Living of Michigan Cost: $575 (30 days). Reach Banyan Sober Living of Michigan by phone at (734) 645-7088 or by email. Find Banyan Sober Living of Michigan on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter
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