WHAT IT IS
After much success with Sober Men Living, its founders found there was a significant need for a safe, structured environment built on sisterhood, healing and recovery, for women in recovery. SWL is a community of that sisterhood overcoming addiction that uses a 12-step approach to find clarity and assistance in the progression toward independent living.
Sober Women Living is a transitional sober living program for women who desire comprehensive recovery support after primary treatment. Our homes are centrally located in lovely Kennesaw GA and offer easy access to Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Atlanta and all the work and school opportunities in those locations.
SWL is in a populated area with plenty of employment opportunities. Residents benefit from our close relationships with local staffing agencies and our assistance in resume building and interview skills. We also provide transportation to job interviews and to “pound the pavement.” Getting back into the workforce helps to foster self-sufficiency and build self-esteem. Positive self-worth leads to successful sobriety. Our goal is self-sufficiency.
Our staff works with each resident to develop a personalized recovery plan, including weekly one-on-one coaching sessions with the end goal of becoming a productive sober woman. We also provide assistance with 12-Step work alongside a professionally designed life skills program that covers such things as budgeting, decision-making and crisis intervention. The final step is the preparation of a personalized transition guide to set up the resident for a successful transition into the world after.
- LIVE-IN STAFF – Our houses have staff on the premises every day, as well as live-in house managers.
- INDIVIDUAL CASE-MANAGEMENT – Each resident is assigned a Recovery Coach that meets at least once per week with the resident to prepare and complete an individualized Recovery Plan.
- INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – All clients are required to attend Counseling at an approved location
- FAMILY PROGRAM – Addiction is a family disease. Our staff works closely with the professionals at the IOP programs we work with to repair, support and enhance family relationships.
- TWELVE STEP IMMERSION – All resident are required to attend 12-Step meetings (AA/NA/HA/CA/etc), and work the 12 steps with the aid of a qualified sponsor.
- LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – Residents work on interpersonal skills, budgeting, and interview skills
- EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION ASSISTANCE – Every resident must work or go to school.
Many addicts and people in recovery struggle with disordered eating. Our IOP relationships are specifically selected to have extensive experience in this field so as to best meet the needs of our residents.