Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, BSM Sober Houses provide male-only sober living. The homes are in close proximity to a plethora of 12-step meetings, and residents are encouraged to network within the thriving local sober community, as well as become part of a fellowship.
Accommodations and Amenities
There are two BSM Sober Houses. James House is a quaint white and dark blue bungalow, with a pitched gable roof, while the Stevens House is a one-story duplex building with two separate entrances. The James and Stevens Houses have a combined 16-bed capacity. Clients reside in double or single rooms, which include twin beds, night lamps, dressers, nightstands, and a window.
Residents are responsible for their own groceries, and meals are prepared in fully equipped kitchens. Clients participate in meal planning and cooking, as well as dining together. This helps reinforce a sense of community which is a strong theme at BSM Sober Houses. Financially challenged clients can apply for food stamps, and there is a food pantry in the local community. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, exercise room, all utilities and a laundry room. House managers live on the premises. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients must have completed primary care at a residential treatment facility. A treatment plan affidavit must be provided to show proof, along with an application. Weekly requirements for residents include attending a minimum of three 12-step meetings, acquiring and maintaining an active relationship with a sponsor, working the steps, and attending the house meeting.
Additionally, residents must work, go to school or volunteer for a weekly minimum of 25 hours. Clients must be out of their bedrooms by 9 am daily, and the curfew is 10 pm seven days a week. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse are dismissed from the premises to ensure the safety of the entire household. At BSM Sober Houses, there is also a zero tolerance policy regarding violence, pornography, sexual relations between residents, gambling, abuse, and theft.
BSM Sober Houses is a member of the Minnesota Association of Sober Homes (MASH), an organization that demands high standards from its affiliates.
BSM Sober Houses stresses the concept of fellowship, and besides eating meals together, residents participate in other activities as a group. For men seeking safe and affordable 12-step based sober living in Minneapolis, BSM Sober Houses are an excellent choice.
BSM Sober Houses
524/526 37th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421
4535 James Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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