Sober Living: 10 things you might not know about house managers

Thank you to the House Managers for giving 110% with an attitude of gratitude, hunger for life, and fire for recovery.

And to the ones that are overworked and undervalued, keep it up. Your work is not in vain. 

You are changing the world one day at a time!  

One day you will look back and remember that your time as a house manager was one of the most life-changing experiences of your life.

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What's the deal with house management?

  • House managers are there in the morning when you wake up to make sure you are sober when you come home. 
  • They've seen more urine than a urologist drug testing clients. 
  • The house manager picks up the slack when somebody doesn't do a chore or clean up after themselves. 
  • When the therapists and counselors are home for the day, the house managers take the residents to meetings and introduce them to sponsors. 
  • House Managers are the last defense against the first drink or drug when a sponsor, counselor, therapist, friend, or family member can't be there or the phone is too heavy to pick up. 
  • They show you how to live independently, shop on a budget, look for work, cook, clean, and do laundry. 
  • Some managers get free rent, a stipend, or sometimes nothing at all and volunteer because they want to help people. 
  • Some managers go to work and school, balance their programs, and manage the house with joy and enthusiasm.
  • House managers sacrifice personal lives and privacy not for a month or two but six months, a year, or more.
  • Usually, you have to have at least 6 months of sobriety to be a house manager.

So... are you in?

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