The House of Dorothy, Barbara, Rosemary, and Joan (DBRJ)
DBRJ is a sober-living residence for women who are changing their lives by dedicating themselves to their recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. This home can accommodate up to seven women, including a live-in House Manager. DBRJ is not a residential recovery program. The women are expected to work their own AA/NA 12-Step Program, have a sponsor, have or secure full-time employment in their first 30 days, pay a reduced rent, and follow all house rules. An interview, drug test, and background check are done prior to acceptance.
Brother Benno’s is dedicated to helping women who are serious about recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Unlike other sober-living houses, the reasonable rent at DBRJ also includes food and hygiene items, as well as any clothing the women may need. In return, the women are expected to save a portion of their income in order to prepare for life on their own. The average length of stay at DBRJ is one year.
For more information regarding the House of Dorothy, Barbara, Rosemary, and Joan, please call 760-439-1244, ext. 106
The House of Martha, Ann, Mary, and Ida (MAMI)
MAMI is a transitional living house for homeless single women and women with children, as well as overflow housing for women in need of sober-living. Boys must be age 8 and under. All women must have an intake interview, be able to pass a drug test, and agree to follow all house rules. Background checks are also performed. This is a seven-bed home with a live-in House Manager and Assistant Manager.
Women who have jobs or find employment within the first 45 days can stay up to 90 days in order to save enough money to rent a room or get an apartment.
Women without jobs can stay up to 45 days if they are actively looking for work each day, and they follow all house rules. The house is closed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while the women are out working or are in search of employment.
Women at MAMI who are in “overflow” for sober-living are subject to the same criteria and rules as are the women at DBRJ.
For more information regarding the House of Martha, Ann, Mary, and Ida, please call 760-439-1244, ext. 109