Founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, California, by brothers Daryl, Danny and Rick Kamack, Bennie’s Place Sober Living Home provides safe and structured sober living for men in recovery. The house is named after the founders’ father, Bennie Kamack, who passed away in 2012. After his retirement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1992, Kamack provided ministry services for criminal justice clients and taught bible school. Bennie’s Place is a member of the Sober Living Network, Los Angeles County Sober Living Coalition and is owned and operated by Daryl Kamack’s non-profit company, A&D Rehabilitation Services.
Accommodations and Amenities
Bennie’s Place includes a spacious wood tiled living room furnished with contemporary couches, a ceiling fan and a flat screen television. Glass doors lead out to a patio. No more than eight clients are housed in double or triple-occupancy rooms, which include twin beds, nightstands and modern style lamps. The house includes a fully equipped kitchen and formal dining room. Clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meal preparation. Amenities include Wi-Fi, laundry facility and Cable TV. An in-house manager lives on the premises.
Rules and Regulations
At Bennie’s Place, potential clients must have a minimum of six months clean and sober, and preferably, have completed primary care at a drug rehab. At Bennie’s Place, there is the belief that working a program of recovery must be done from a place of willingness. While only one weekly 12-step meeting is required, staff works hand in hand with residents, providing other services including life skills training, health and wellness coaching and relapse prevention counseling.
Clients are encouraged to attend regular AA/NA meetings in the local area, participate outpatient treatment programs or pursue educational and vocational goals. The curfew is 11 pm Sundays through Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the curfew is not set. The residents are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and those who relapse are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The safety and security of the house the top priority.
Daryl Kamack is also the founder of Lisa’s Place, a sober living for men, which will open in early 2016. While Bennie’s Place wants clients to focus on a program of recovery, Lisa’s Place will require that all clients have a job prior to admission.
Bennie’s Place offers a highly affordable sober living for men who have a little time under their belts, and seek a 12-step based ambience. Staff is keen on helping clients learn self-empowerment while they work on their steps, and learn how to build new lives.
7221 South Hobart Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90047
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