Our Vision

The individuals who came together to create Sober Living Cleveland have each experienced the painful unmapped chaos of addiction in some way. We have experienced predatory businesses that purport to help overcome addiction, and we’ve experienced the kindness of strangers who have reached out to help. We have lost loved ones to relapse or death, and we have watched others survive, thrive, grow, and give back to others. We have experienced the transformative nature of 12-step programs and the healing effect of acceptance and community. We want to take the best of what we’ve seen and experienced, and our ideas of how the worst can be better, and help others in recovery. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, SLC provides a home for women committed to sobriety needing a transition to a sober, independent life. With your help, SLC will initiate and sustain a network of recovery housing in Northeast Ohio, one house at a time.

Our Mission

Sober Living Cleveland empowers people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs by providing safe, affordable sober housing, support for healthy habits, and a foundation for a better life.

Our Organization

Sober Living Cleveland, Inc. (SLC), a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 2014, has a simple idea: empower people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs by providing safe, affordable sober housing, support for healthy habits, and a foundation for a better life.

Indeed it is so simple an idea that recovery housing should be commonplace, a next step in the continuum of care after treatment for addiction. But good recovery housing with supportive services is scarce. Sober Living Cleveland distinguishes itself by designing a community for people in recovery with a two-level approach.

Our Team

  • RAYMOND BUGELSKI
    Raymond Bugelski, vice president, is a fine and commercial artist with over 20 years of sobriety from drug and alcohol abuse. His public artwork can be found in Cleveland Heights’ commercial districts of Coventry Village and Cedar-Fairmount, as well as downtown Cleveland.
  • RUSSEL GOODWIN
    Russell Goodwin, LPC, LICDC, has been a psychotherapist in private practice at Impact Solutions for over 20 years. He also works directly with schools, business and community organizations, regionally and nationally, to set up and deliver trainings, in-services, and presentations. Prior to this he was the counselor supervisor, program director, and executive director of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Adolescent Chemical Dependency Programs.
  • DENNIS GROSSMAN
    Dr. Dennis Grossman is an internal medicine physician currently working for MetroHealth in Bedford and at the main campus on West 25th. Dr. Grossman is actively involved in educational and recovery support groups in Bay Village and Cleveland Heights. He also is involved with Open Table, a national faith-based model that supports youth who have aged out of foster care.
  • KIRSTEN HAGESFELD
    Kirsten Hagesfeld, LISW-S is a retired social worker with extensive professional experience in the mental health and addiction fields -as clinician, trainer, consultant and administrator.
  • CHRISTINE HENRY
    Christine Henry, secretary, has been involved in the nonprofit sector for over 40 years. She was the executive director of a microenterprise organization and the director of a family foundation. Other nonprofit experience includes public relations, volunteer management, continuing education, hospital administration and community development. Currently she teaches an undergraduate course at Hiram College and CWRU called “Doing Good: How Nonprofits Change Lives.”
  • STEVEN HOSIER
    Steven Hosier, President, is the Director of Investment Operations at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He and his wife, Mary, are residents of Cleveland Heights, where they enjoy gardening, bike riding and music. Steve is a friend of Bill W.
  • SANDRA LUTJEN
    Sandra Lutjen retired after 30 years managing the Nestle CEO’s office, including philanthropy efforts for the Solon Nestle campus. She has a master’s degree in education and is a past instructor in Business at Lakeland Community College. Active with Alanon and Naranon, she volunteers with The Lantern, Primary Purpose Center, and Trials for Hope.
  • CARLY SNAVELY
    Carly Snavely is a local criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Carly L. Snavely, LLC. Carly began her career as an Assistant Public Defender. Thereafter, she accepted a position with the Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of the Criminal Division. In 2012, Carly started her own private criminal defense practice. Carly practices throughout Northeast Ohio, in both the Municipal and Common Pleas courts of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Lake, Ashtabula and Lorain counties. Carly’s practice is largely geared towards representing and helping individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses as a direct result of the disease of addiction.
  • PEGGY SPAETH
    Treasurer, is the retired founding director of Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization. She became aware of the need for recovery housing when a family member could find no safe, affordable options in NE Ohio.
  • TINA VALENTINE
    Tina Valentine is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant and Qualified Mental Health Specialist at Choices Behavioral Healthcare. Tina has extensive experience working with medically assisted treatment (MAT) clients and is dedicated to helping those in recovery through sponsorship, 12-step women support group activities and outreach work in the community.
  • GEORGE YOUNG
    George Young is the Chairman of Kalypso LP, a management consulting firm focused on innovation, and a dedicated musician and songwriter.

Our Affiliations

Sober Living Cleveland prides itself on affiliations with other organizations that strengthen community partnerships, enhance sober opportunities, and validate the work we do every day. Here are some of those diverse affiliations.

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