At Chuck's House we focus on recovery, being productive, and thriving at life. We stress both words, Sober and Living. Sober - we are free from drugs and alcohol and engaged in recovery. Living - living means so much more than being drug and alcohol free. We are free now to begin a new life, leaving old habits and ideas behind. I am a firm believer in the saying that "the only thing that has to change is everything". At Chuck's House we want our clients to thrive in their lives, with their families, in their careers, and to enjoy living life sober.
To help accomplish this, we have a proven system in place. The house and our activities are structured for success. We have some basic rules and requirements in place ( see below ) that are designed to drive self discipline, courtesy toward others, and fellowship. We insist on having fun in sobriety, we do group outings, cook together at times, like family because we are family. We do chores twice a week, we are quiet and respectful of our housemates, and we encourage free time that is spent helping others, making ourselves better and less time in front of the TV as couch potatoes. WE TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUSLY, HAND WASHING, DISTANCING, REDUCED MAX CAPACITY, UVC-LAMPS, DISINFECTING SURFACES ETC.
Chuck's House is a nice 2 story home in a quiet neighborhood, plenty of parking available.
Sober Living Program Fee is $975.00 per month.
Deposit is $400.00.
TV in each bedroom-used only with RF Headphones (client furnishes his own headphones).
Everything is furnished except food and toiletries.
30 days sober, less than 30 days requires an interview.
Active in recovery, 4 or more 12 step meetings per week.
Meeting requirement is adjusted for clients in IOP.
Clients must find a job, minimum 30 hrs. per week.
Clients start the day at 8am with bed made, seeking employment 9am to 3pm.
Curfew is 11pm until work, recovery, and house requirements are met, then a later curfew and passes become available.
We keep the house clean and neat at all times, we are quiet and respectful of our housemates.
Location is convenient to bus stops, recovery meetings, employment opportunities, parks, nature trails and grocery stores.
Bedding, pillow, towel, washer and dryer, laundry soap, cable and high speed WiFi, gas grill, fully furnished kitchen and 3 fridges provided.
Drug testing provided at no extra expense.
On-site manager, 9 plus yrs. sober, 8 plus yrs. experience managing Sober Living Homes.
More about the house! Chuck's House is a spacious 2 story home in North Austin. The house is located near two nature trails and a park. It is fully furnished with everything clients require. TV in all bedrooms. The relaxing back yard has a covered patio, gas grill, fruit trees and rose bushes, and a small organic garden and is a peaceful setting for meditation, healing the mind and body.
Monday night at 9pm the weekly house meeting is held. The group meets to discuss client progress, process struggles or find solutions to any problems, provide constructive feedback, and recognize successes. About once a month we do some kind of outing in place of the house meeting.
Lee, a former client had this to say, "Chuck I just wanted to reach out and say thank you. I know you were tough on me / us but without that I probably would not be graduating college next semester"
Lee, along with his mother and others, have built and opened a Sober Living Home in Virginia