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Sober Living Network Membership

If you own or operate a quality sober living home in Southern California, you are eligible for Network membership through a local Sober Living Coalition. See below for the counties where they currently operate. Membership identifies your homes as being safe, clean, well-managed and ethical. Members also share in the decades of collective experience of some of the best sober living providers today. Through Network membership, sober living providers have the means to stay current with best practices nationwide. They're informed about legal and regulatory developments affecting their operations, and the lives of the recovering individuals they serve.

The documents in this section provide all the information you need to begin the application process. The first set of documents is applicable to any of the Southern California Sober Living Coalitions: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

Documents in the second section are specific to each county organization, and include membership requirements, their Code of Ethics and a membership application.

If you're already a member, and wish to have a link to your own website included in your listing, information for our Website Sponsorship program and easy online donation link are available on this page. Please include your home name, website URL and an email address on the donation form.

Each coalition requires that applicants COMPLETELY PREPARE their membership material FIRST - THEN CALL FOR INSPECTION APPOINTMENTS. This means that you print out and complete the APPLICATION PAGE, review and sign the CODE OF ETHICS and make copies of your GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE and your NETWORK TRAINING CERTFICATE. You will need to have copies available of all documents signed by or given to residents or applicants for residence, and copies of any material you use to market your services. Review the pre-inspection checklist to ensure that your house is fully prepared to meet the coalition's health, safety, documentation, recovery support and management requirements, described in the material below.

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Before you begin, you should familiarize yourself with the membership process and the areas of your operation that will be reviewed for compliance with our standards. Read your Coalition's overview of requirements and pre-inspection guidelines first (links below).

AVAILABLE ONLY TO CURRENT COALITION MEMBERS:
Become a Website Donor or Sponsor

This is a great way to help the Network maintain this website, assist us in bringing major improvements in the coming year and receive valuable recognition at the same time!

Become a Premium website supporter or website donor, and receive a link on our listing pages that directs visitors to your own website.

These documents provide information on any Southern California County Coalition. Click on any title, and the document will open in a new browser page or tab:

pdf logoBenefits of membership

pdf logoPreparing for your home inspection

pdf logoLiability insurance plan description

pdf logoRequest for group insurance quotation

pdf logoPolicy on minors in sober living homes

pdf logoNetwork Standard for Quality Sober Living Homes
(this document is currently scheduled for review, but readers should assume that all standard elements in this version will be retained.)

pdf logoNARR Standard for Recovery Residences
This is the current NARR national standard. When reviewing, bear in mind that Network-certified sober living homes are NARR Level 2 recovery residences. Network-certified Oxford Houses are NARR Level 1 residences. The NARR Standard applies to other levels as well, but only the elements applicable to Level 1 and Level 2 homes are applicable to Network members.

These links refer specifically to material for the San Bernardino County Coalition

pdf logoSummary of membership requirements

pdf logoCode of Ethics

pdf logoApplication for membership

These links refer specifically to material for the Ventura County Coalition

pdf logoSummary of membership requirements (read this first!)

pdf logoApplication for membership

pdf logoCode of Ethics

pdf logoPre-inspection checklist

Membership applications are made to the coalition in the county where your home is located.

If your home is in Los Angeles County, you may contact the Los Angeles County Field Officer Polly Carrasco at (626) 712-1348 for information or a membership inspection appointment.

For the Orange County Coalition: Contact Orange County Field Officer Patricia Bintliff at (714) 549-5739 for information or a home assessment appointment.

For the Riverside County Coalition: Contact Coalition Chair Glenn Jordan at (951) 219-8021. For Riverside County membership information call Field Officer Candy Stout at (951) 907-3660. For inspection appointments call Dennis Stout at (951) 522-1729.

For the San Bernardino County Coalition: Contact Coalition Field Officer Teresa De Marco at (909) 567-6616 for information or a membership inspection appointment. Contact Chair Kathy Frey at (760) 713-9815 for information regarding existing members or grievances.

For the Ventura County Coalition: Contact Coalition Chair Teresa Crocker-Chavez at (805) 415-7800 for information or to schedule an inspection appointment.

Members in San Diego County: Contact the Sober Living Network office at (310) 396-5270 for information or to schedule an inspection appointment.

If you have any general questions about the application process, please call the Sober Living Network office at (310) 396-5270, or with your questions.

You are also invited to attend any of the local Coalition or Chapter meetings in your area. A schedule is listed here. Anyone is welcome at these meetings, and those interested in becoming members are especially encouraged to attend.



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