Birch House

The purpose of Sober Living Cleveland’s Level 1 Recovery Housing is to allow individuals in recovery from substance use disorders to live in a peer operated environment free from alcohol and illicit drugs. We promote a 12-step recovery program with residents maintaining accountability to each other through random drug screenings, tracking and documenting their weekly recovery activities, completing goals on their recovery plan, as well as, sharing in weekly peer-run house meetings. The women living in the recovery home is a family and will share responsibilities as a family does. The focus in the house is on Recovery and all residents are encouraged to be a leader in their Recovery Community. Residents take an active role in interviewing and approving acceptance of other residents into Level 1 Recovery Housing.


Residents all contribute to the maintenance of each other’s recovery as well as a clean, safe home. They share in household cleaning and yard maintenance, and implement a good neighbor policy in their public conduct. Within a reasonable timeframe residents will either begin working, return to school or volunteer within the community.


Application Process

Sober Living Cleveland’s Program Director is Erin Helms, Executive Director of The Woodrow Project.

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More Info

We follow the principles of the 12 step program. By empowering each individual, the project aims to assist residents in developing life and employment skills. The Woodrow Project is managed by recovering persons with many years of sobriety and experience working with addicted individuals.

Program overview for residence:

  • 18+ years of age
  • In recovery from drugs and/or alcohol addiction
  • Obtain a home group and sponsor within 14 days of admission
  • Peacefully coexist with roommates
  • Provide residency fee + security deposit prior to admission
  • Willing to follow direction and comply with all rules and requirements
  • Attend and participate in bi-weekly house meetings
  • Submit to random and frequent drug and alcohol testing
  • Attend 12-step meetings
  • We do not accept women that are currently taking Methadone, Ultram(Tramadol), Suboxone, Adderall, Ritalin, Soma, Librium, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan or any other medication which has the potential for being abused

Birch House