Welcome former visitors of <www.sdslc.org>
We are pleased to announce that the majority of the San Diego County Sober Living Coalition (SDSLC) membership has joined with the Society of Addiction Recovery Residences (SOARR) and through its affiliation are also members of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). We are excited to continue our mission to improve our community by sharing best practices and providing a vetted listing of CCAPP and SOARR accredited sober living homes in San Diego. After 11 years of service to the Recovery Community, the SDSLC is no longer an active organization nor a not for profit public benefit entity and is currently in the process of formal dissolution. We are excited to begin this new chapter with many of the same names and faces you know and some new houses and faces you’ll be happy to meet!
The contact phone number used to contact the Coalition for many years is still viable and now monitored by SOARR (619-828-2001).
Society of Addiction Recovery Residences (SOARR)
SOARR was created in early 2018 and is currently a program of the Society of Addiction Professionals (www.sdsoap.org). Not-for-profit status as 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation is in place and was made effective December 23, 2017 (EIN: 82-4007270) for both entities. It is an honor and a privilege to assist recovering alcoholics and addicts adapt to healthy lifestyle changes as they begin their new journey.
SOARR Mission Statement
The Society of Addiction Recovery Residences is an alliance of sober living operators and professionals who are passionate about sustaining accountability and certifiable standards in the recovery industry. SOARR will create, assimilate, and maintain these standards and integrate them with dignity and integrity for the population we serve.
SOARR will maintain a continuous level of professionalism and mindfulness in our unwavering commitment to those we serve. The Society of Addiction Recovery Residences cherishes the ideal of improving the standard of living and quality of life for our residents. We embrace the responsibility to our residents, their families, and the communities affected by the disease of addiction, in all forms, to enhance their lives and those they love through respect for the recovering individual’s disease through compassion and empowerment.
CCAPP – The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
CCAPP endorses the concept of sober living and the establishment of Sober Living Residences. SOARR is affiliated with CCAPP through an exclusive memorandum of understanding.
CCAPP, along with the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR), has developed minimum standards for Recovery Residences (RR). Standards are the first step in the process of the industry regulating itself.
CCAPP will provide all inspections for SOARR Member residences. It is not a certification or accreditation process, but rather an acknowledgment that a facility states that it meets the required standards and declares that it will continue to abide by the Standards.
CCAPP will also provide Operator Training and Manager Training for SOARR member homes. This relationship is exclusive to SOARR in the County of San Diego.
NARR – The National Alliance of Recovery Residences
The National Alliance of Recovery Residences has as it’s mission to “support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research, and advocacy.”
Alliance with NARR comes with SOARR’s alliance with CCAPP. This alliance provides statewide and national recognition for our organization and for our sober living homes.
The 2019-2020 SOARR Operating Committee
- Karen Hayes, Director of SOARR, SOARR/SD-SOAP Chief Financial Officer (SD-SOAP Outgoing), LifeHouse Recovery Connection
- Elon Burns, SOARR Membership Co-Chair, San Diego Coastal Sober Living
- Ellie Favaloro, SOARR Assistant Director, Pro Tem SOARR Secretary, SD-SOAP Board Secretary, Sober Living Today
- Position Vacant, SOARR Treasurer
- Keith Fosgett, SOARR Member at Large, Aton Center
- Jim Higgins, SOARR Training and Speaker Chair, LifeHouse Recovery Connection
- Shane Liston, SOARR Grievance & Substance Abuse Testing Chair, Normal Heights Sober Living
- Position Vacant, SOARR Secretary and Outreach Chair
- Nancy Ruggles, SOARR Membership Co-Chair
The 2018 SOARR FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE
- Leigh Ann Adams, OHANA House
- Eddie Blajos, Restoring Citizens
- George Chappell, Restoring Citizens
- Ellie Favaloro, Sober Living Today
- Mark Gladden, By the Sea Recovery
- Karen Hayes, LifeHouse Recovery Connection
- Jim Higgins, LifeHouse Recovery Connection
- Shane Liston, Normal Heights Sober Living
- Mary Lou Rodgers, OHANA House
- Robert Wilson, Shoreline Recovery Center