About Light House Sober Living
The work of Light House Sober Living began in early 2012. A group of community leaders and concerned citizens, led by Judge Bruce Winters, came together under Leadership Ottawa County, to create the first sober living community in the area. In early 2014, the group reorganized to create Light House Sober Living.
Light House Sober Living is classified as a Level 2 Recovery Home, rather than a treatment facility. The residents do not receive treatment services in the home but instead work with existing community partners to engage in an ongoing treatment and counseling needed, as well as utilizing 12-step recovery programs in the community.
Services provided in the home center around providing assistance in gaining access to local resources, including employment, physical and mental health needs, transportation, parenting, education, and ongoing recovery services. Staff and volunteers provide ongoing support and guidance in these areas. They also teach residents skills related to daily living, such as cooking, exercising, cleaning, and budgeting.
Light House Sober Living is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. We receive a portion of funding for operations through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties. We rely on contributions from residents and on donations for the continued operation of the home.