Part of an expansive network of transitional homes spread across four states, the Carla Vista Arizona sober living environments provide sober support for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 in recovery. In the Phoenix suburbs of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe, residents live in a family setting with house members and staff mutually supporting each other through their journey into recovery. Both upscale and modest accommodations are available and residents benefit from living in safe and pleasant residential neighborhoods with community resources nearby.
Accommodations and Amenities
Carla Vista Arizona offers a total of 12 gender-specific sober living homes—four for women and eight for men. Homes are both single- and two-story with varying layouts and each home accommodates a total of 11 residents.
There are three homes in Chandler, including two for women—Carla Vista House and Grace House—and Legacy House for men. The houses all have five dual-bedrooms and one master suite which has three to four twin beds. Each house is fully furnished and has comfortable living quarters and communal areas. The living rooms have plenty of seating for in-house meetings and movie nights. Office areas with a computer and Wi-Fi for conducting job searches and sending out resumes are available in each home.
The four houses in Gilbert include the Roanoke and Yale Houses for men and two homes called Trinity House for women. All the homes are newly remodeled, two-story houses. Yale House is located on ranch property with ample outdoor space featuring a backyard barbecue for house and family dinners and with an indoor pool table for recreation. All four Gilbert houses are located within walking distance of community 12-step meetings and employment opportunities.
There’s also a single-story house in Scottsdale with six dual-occupancy bedrooms and a backyard swimming pool.
There are two men’s homes in Tempe, both modern and updated with wood floors and brand new furnishings. The Cheyanne House for women—in Mesa—is among the newer additions to the Carla Vista family and comes with a backyard swimming pool and barbecue, granite counter tops in the kitchen and a breakfast island for casual meals.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admission, potential residents undergo a background screening to ensure Carla Vista is a good match. Residents must be at least 18 years old and have worked a recovery program at either an outpatient or inpatient facility. If a resident is not deemed ready for sober living, the house works directly with various Arizona community rehabs (including A Better Today, Calvary Center, Chandler Valley Hope, Desert Cove, The River Source and Valley Hope Association) to help them establish sobriety and prepare for their next steps in recovery.
Residents must make a 90-day commitment but are always welcome to stay as long as needed. Staying drug- and alcohol-free is required and relapse is grounds for eviction. Residents are randomly screened using drug and Breathalyzer tests to ensure sobriety.
Participating in 12-step programs is required of all residents. Daily meetings are enforced, including two weekly in-house 12-step meetings with a featured alumni speaker. Additionally, attendance is required at two monthly all-house meetings that bring clients from other local Carla Vista sober living homes together. Finding a home group and a sponsor as a guide through the 12 steps is an essential part of Carla Vista’s program for maintaining sobriety. All residents must also have a service commitment at one of their meetings, preferably their home group.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the fellowship aspect of the program—going out to dinner, seeing movies and other sober activities are integral parts of building a new life. Visitors are permitted but overnight guests are not allowed.
Within their first two weeks of residence, clients are expected to have full-time employment, be enrolled in school or volunteering their time with a charity. In addition, clients are assigned daily chores that rotate on a weekly basis. Curfew at Carla Vista is 11 pm every night.
All residents are given free gym membership and, in the spirit of fellowship, quarterly flag football and softball tournaments are hosted by Carla Vista. These gatherings are considered sober-community building events and bring clients from all Carla Vista homes in Arizona together.
Additionally, every month Carla Vista residents feed the homeless and host a 12-step meeting at a local food bank to pass on the message of recovery.
The Carla Vista network of sober living homes is ideal for young men and women in recovery. Clients who are committed to maintaining their sobriety using the 12-step way of life are guaranteed to be surrounded by a strong sober fellowship.
Carla Vista Arizona
745 N Gilbert Rd, Suite 124, PMB 147
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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