Willow House in St. Louis, Missouri is a non-profit sober living house that specializes in the care of women over the age of 21 in the beginning stages of their recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders. Willow House provides women with a stable foundation, a warm and supportive atmosphere and an intimate group of peers. The house is located near bus lines, shopping centers and a park.
Accommodations and Amenities
While the address is unlisted for privacy’s sake, the Willow House is situated in the quiet suburbs of St. Louis. With a maximum capacity of six women, the facility places a premium on both privacy and a tight-knit sober community. Residents enjoy a computer room with internet, a large TV, a washer and dryer as well as a meditation room.
Willow House fosters a family atmosphere where residents are treated as guests, rather than “clients” and “staff.” A fun sober environment is an essential aspect of the success of a sustainable, long-lasting recovery. As such, the guests regularly have family-style community dinners, game nights and go out at night. In addition, the team offers help with employment and educational opportunities.
Rules and Regulations
In order to qualify for admittance, residents must be 21 or older, be sober for 30 straight days and undergo an interview process with the Willow House staff. Individuals must also be at the minimum seeking employment, though preferably working or going attending school. Persons with a criminal background, specifically including violence, are not permitted in the program. Many residents transition directly from a residential program. The women are required to participate in weekly house meetings to discuss challenges both with recovery as well as inside the home. Random drug testing is performed and curfews are expected to be obeyed.
Upon admission, the Willow House team creates an individualized plan for recovery that includes a life plan, the 12-step method and relapse prevention techniques. Residents must be active in 12-step, attending regular meetings and working with a sponsor.
Located in the quiet suburb of Des Peres right outside of St. Louis, Willow House is a women-only sober living home that provides a comfortable, safe and fun environment for women in recovery. The facility designs a customized recovery plan for each resident that integrates life skills, educational assistance, training and 12-step work. For women in the area seeking a top notch sober living home, Willow House is an excellent option.
St. Louis, Missouri
Willow House Cost: $75 (deposit); $155 (per week, shared room); $170 (per week, private room). Reach Willow House by phone at (314) 394-2276 or by email.
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