Skylight Sober Living operates two sober living homes, one for young men and one for professional men, in Dallas, Texas. Don Fielding founded Skylight nearly 20 years ago. Fielding is an LPC with over three decades of recovery. Skylight was the first sober living facility to be licensed by the city of Dallas.
In addition to offering residents well-appointed homes, Skylight provides on-site clinical services including group and individual therapy. Skylight also operates a transitional home for long-term stays for men with mental illness or who have persistent struggles with long-term sobriety.
Accommodations and Amenities
The newly-renovated residences have five bedrooms and spacious 3,400-square foot floor plans. Each has a media room and Jacuzzi. Residents have roommates, and the homes have seven beds plus an additional one for the on-site house manager. One single is often available for a resident who’s been making exceptional progress.
The homes have Xboxes and bicycles for recreation. Clients can keep their cars at the residences, and a professional kitchen staff prepares all meals.
Rules and Regulations
Residents commit to an initial stay of three months; there is no maximum stay, though most clients make the progress to return to independent living within a year. After the first week, clients have an 11 pm curfew on weekdays and 1 am on weekends. Each client also has chore assignments and some are designated chore captains who make sure areas of the home are well-kept.
Clients may attend nearby outpatient programs, work or attend school during the day. The residences are located near public transportation and a large shopping mall, where many of the residents in the young men’s home may find work.
Residents have three weekly processing groups led by an LPC or LCDC and may also have individual therapy. Individual sessions may include CBT, EMDR for trauma processing and therapy for sex addiction. Residents are also required to attend at least four 12-step meetings each week.
The counseling and house management staff at Skylight helps clients complete their GED and research educational and work opportunities. House managers also help administer psychiatric medication and provide transportation to medical appointments.
Skylight arranges weekend recreational activities each month, such as movie outings and Jet Ski expeditions. There’s a 24 Hour Fitness nearby where many residents work out. Residents with families who support their sobriety may leave for overnight visits on the weekends.
Skylight Sober Living is a long-standing member of the Dallas recovery community. Its three residences have helped hundreds of men transition from treatment to independent living. A unique feature of Skylight is its on-site clinical services, which ensure that residents continue to improve their coping and relationship skills as they pursue their goals in recovery.
Skylight Sober Living
5445 La Sierra Dr, Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75230
Skylight Sober Living Cost: $2,750 (30 days, sober living); $1,500 (30 days, step-down residence). Reach Skylight Sober Living by phone at (214) 361-2587 and by email at [email protected].
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