The Harry Rosen House is a Stratford, Connecticut sober living home dedicated to assisting men who are 18 and older and committed to recovering from substance abuse. The organization was named after Harry Rosen, grandfather of the founder, Barrie Drazen. As Harry Rosen never knew sobriety was possible, the project is dedicated in his loving memory to all addicts and alcoholics who died still suffering.
Accommodations and Amenities
The beautiful sober home was built in the late 1800s. Parking is provided for registered and insured vehicles. The house is convenient to bus routes and several meeting locations for those who do not have cars. It can accommodate 17 people at a time. There is one four-person room that everyone starts in, four double rooms and seven single rooms. All rooms have sufficient closet and dresser storage and bedding is supplied. Personal hygiene products are not provided. There are two full bathrooms and one half bath. Heat, hot water, electricity, Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the monthly rent. Each resident is responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals. There is 24-hour on-site management and supervision, a house phone and laundry facilities.
Rules and Regulations
Potential residents at Harry Rosen House must have successfully detox or inpatient treatment and interview for acceptance. Those who are on methadone and Suboxone maintenance program are not eligible for admittance. Medications must be approved and taken as prescribed.
House rules require daily chores, a 10 pm curfew and submission to random drug and alcohol testing. Clients must also maintain a full-time job and participate in daily 12-step meetings, within the house and in the community. Residents are expected to have a sponsor, work the steps and practice 12-step principles daily in their lives.
House members exercise personal responsibility by making weekly payments, remaining employed, paying taxes, managing their finances, actively participating in their recovery and functioning as a community member by being of service to other residents whenever possible and as needed. Overnights and longer off-site stays are available once a relationship of trust and honesty are established and become more frequent as each person progresses in the program. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
It is suggested and expected that residents remain in sober living from between six months to one year. Upon completion of Harry Rosen sober living, limited apartment-style housing is available in nearly New Haven. A portion of eligibility is based on successful residence in sober living and willingness to participate as a role model to newcomers. Harry Rosen apartment dwellers do not have house rules or curfews, but are subject to random testing.
Counseling is available on-site with CADCs to discuss budgeting, credit and legal issues, money management, finding affordable housing and employment. Other common topics the men seek guidance for are family relationships, spiritual development, health issues, and use of leisure time.
Harry Rosen House has a proven record of high success rates for sober living. Clients plan and prepare for life after the program while in residence. Having addressed transitional questions in advance, residents find fewer unknowns, thereby reducing the risk of relapse. The Harry Rosen motto is, “Have a plan, man.” While those on medication-assisted treatment won’t find this to be a good fit, this is great choice for men who are seeking a highly-structured sober living environment.
Harry Rosen House
859 East Broadway
Stratford, CT 06615
Harry Rosen House Cost: Four-person room, $140 per week, double rooms, $145 per week and singles, $155 per week (30 days). Reach Harry Rosen House by phone at 203-275-9741 and 203-377-9637 or by email at [email protected]
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