How much does sober living cost?

How much does sober living cost?

How much does sober living cost?

Sober living homes, also called sober houses or recovery residences, are most often independent owned and operated private homes where men, women, or both men and women in recovery live together and support one another in their sobriety. Most often, these homes are paid for privately through rents and other fees paid by the sober living residents in the home.

Sober houses charge rent, anywhere from $100 per week to many hundreds of dollars or more, depending on the level of service offered in the sober living home and other factors and amenities.


Most often, sober houses include the following resident requirements:

      • Residents pay rent.
      • They attend regular support groups and/or therapy.
      • They do not bring any intoxicating substances into the home, though some may allow prescription medicines.
      • There are house meetings to ensure residents feel safe, respected, and part of the group.
      • The home is overseen by people who have gone through the recovery process themselves.

Sober house benefits

The benefits of sober living homes are substantial, far beyond simply giving someone a safe and sober place to sleep.

How Much Does Rent at a Sober Living Home Cost?

Municipal, state, and even the federal government play an increasing role in regulating the sober house industry, and many of the sober living facilities have come under fire for poorly managed and monitored homes.

Sober living costs in Massachusetts, for example, range from $120 in areas such as Springfield, Massachusetts, up to over $200 per week in wealthy areas such as Boston and Cambridge.

How Do Residents Pay for Sober Living?

Most sober living homes are private pay. Each resident is responsible for the payment of their rent without assistance from outside sources. If friends and family are willing to contribute, this can help open doors for potential residents. However, at this point, state or health insurance funding for sober living is limited.


People looking for sober housing should utilize the Sober House Directory as a resource. It’s an excellent internet resource for finding a sober living facility that suits your needs. If Vanderburgh House is not the right fit for you, we invite you to look at this great guide to choose a sober living facility.

In order to operate sober living facilities in the areas they serve, a number of independent Owner/Operators partner with Vanderburgh House. Operators of sober living facilities may request for a Charter from us if they wish to run their own properties in conjunction with Vanderburgh Communities. The greatest time to start your own sober house is right now. To understand more about this opportunity and how you may improve the lives of others around you, go to a meeting.

We started Vanderburgh House ¬†with the intention of creating recovery-focused communities that are committed to each member’s success. Our sober living facilities are staffed by sympathetic House Managers who are dedicated to assisting our clients in rebuilding their sober lifestyles.

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