Offering sober living for men and women in recovery, Evolution House is a safe and affordable option for those living in San Antonio, Texas. EH helps clients lay the foundation for sobriety by teaching healthy habits and life skills.
Accommodations and Amenities
EH provides modest accommodations in a comfortable and safe home environment. The house has three shared bedrooms with two or three residents in each for a total of six to eight clients at any given time. Closets are also shared and twin beds are provided, though clients are expected to provide their own bedsheets, pillows, blankets and linens. Residents also get a bookshelf and a three-drawer chest for additional clothing and belongings.
Connected to the bedrooms are bathrooms; only hand soap is provided, all other toiletries are the client’s responsibility. A separate lavatory area is available for grooming, namely make-up and hair.
The communal living room offers comfortable couches and a TV with cable. Computers with internet access are available for clients to send emails, work on their resumes or search for jobs. The community kitchen has pots, pans and utensils for meal preparation and each resident is responsible for providing their own food. On-site laundry facilities are available. Those who need help getting to work and meetings can use public transportation, which is just a short walk across the street to the bus stop.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admittance, EH management prefers that clients spend time in an inpatient or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The facility has a strict no drugs or alcohol policy, and random drug testing and breathalyzer tests ensure residents stay remain sober during their stays. If a client brings any substances on the property or if they relapse, they will be asked to leave EH immediately.
Attending 12-step meetings is required—clients must attend a minimum of five AA/NA meetings per week if they are working, or one a day if they are still seeking employment. Within two weeks, residents are required to find a sponsor and begin the process of working the 12 steps. Having a job or seeking employment is required throughout each client’s stay. For those unable to find a job, volunteerism can be an alternative provided the organization is approved by staff.
Helping with house upkeep at EH is an important role for each resident. Keeping rooms and bathroom areas clean is required, and every week some additional chores are assigned. Curfew during the weekdays is at 11 pm and at midnight on weekends. Breaking curfews or any of the house rules are grounds for expulsion and forfeiture of rent.
Residents at EH are active in San Antonio recovery community events—barbecues at the park, trips to the movies and restaurant outings are typical group events for the house members.
Overall, Evolution House offers modest accommodations at an affordable price. Residents are able to focus on strengthening their recovery while developing a means of supporting themselves and building life skills. Surrounded by a strong sober community in San Antonio, clients are able to attend a variety of meetings and pull from the resources around them.
1405 S Hackberry St
San Antonio, TX 78210
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