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Located in Rochester, New York, East House offers affordable and accessible community living for mental health and substance abuse issues. These sober living environments help transform residents into independent individuals. Services are offered in three tiers: community residence, an apartment program and supportive housing. The homes provide 24-hour care, support for independent living and therapy.

Accommodations and Amenities

East House offers four community residential locations in Rochester. Hanson House is a 14-bed home that accommodates adult men and women, Blake House has 24 beds for men-only and Pinny Cooke House is a 12-bed home for women. Finally, Cody House is a 16-bed community residence that serves men. The homes offer double-occupancy bedrooms shared by two clients at a time as well as kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, laundry rooms and outdoor areas where smoking is permitted.

East House also has a combination of on- and off-site apartments located in Monroe County as part of its supportive housing program. These apartments are typically shared between two people and have all the amenities of home including fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and laundry.

Rules and Regulations

Before beginning treatment at East House, each client must undergo a phone interview and an in-person assessment. Typically, referrals into one of the programs come from an outside outpatient facility. Referrals for detox are available upon request.

The length of time spent in each of the homes varies, though residents can typically stay for up to a year. The community residences include house meetings, a supportive community and vocational and educational services. In addition, many clients participate in outside outpatient programs that include individual and group therapy. Typically, clients come in through an already established outpatient program. Still, referrals to appropriate programs are made by East House staff as-needed.

The apartments offer services including 24-hour staff support, medication management, training for independent living, social and recreational programs, career counseling, work training activities, family education and case management. During their stays, clients must obtain employment and abstain from all drugs and alcohol. Random drug testing may occur.

There are also on-site staff at all the community residences. Typically, the house managers are CSACs.


East House also runs the Connections Recovery Center, which is just a short drive away from the housing programs. Courses offered here include yoga, healthy cooking, creative writing, peer support groups, mosaic making, social networking, mobility training and smoking cessation. The facility also offers education and employment services. These include basic reading and math education, GED training, job training, vocational assessments and counseling and computer skills training.

In Summary

The East House network provides a range of safe and structured living environments for both men and women to help them stay sober. The organization offers several locations, a wide range of supplemental services and affordable prices to all. For Rochester-area residents in search of a sober-supportive environment, East House is a solid choice with programs that support long-term recovery.

East House Location

East House
259 Monroe Ave, Ste 200
Rochester, NY 14607

East House Cost

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