If you own or operate a quality sober living home in Southern California, you are eligible for membership in a local Sober Living Coalition. See below for the counties where they currently operate. Membership identifies your houses 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. They have the means to stay current with best practices nationwide. They're informed about legal and regulatory events 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 membership in any of the five Southern California County Sober Living Coalitions: Los Angeles, Orange, 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 and a donation form for our Website Sponsorship program appears after the coalition forms section. Just download the form, complete and mail it back to us with your donation.
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. Also ensure that your house is fully prepared to meet the coalition's health, safety and management requirements, described in the material below.
If you currently operate a home in Ventura County, welcome!
Due to the recent level of interest, the Network is currently accepting applications from individual Ventura County providers. We've added a Ventura County page to our listings of quality sober living homes.
We're partnering with the Los Angeles County Sober Living Coalition to process your applications, conduct inspections and assist Ventura County providers in exploring the feasibility of creating a full-fledged coalition.
Please use the Los Angeles County information and application materials, and contact Jeff Christensen at the L.A. Field Office when you've completed the preparation and application process and are ready for an inspection.
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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 your coalition's 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.
Visit our web donor page for information on how to donate, including easy online processing.
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 Jeff Christensen at (310) 924-7155 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 membership inspection 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 Alfred Arellano at (909) 693-1419 for information or a membership inspection appointment. Contact Chair Joe Ward at (951) 378-4245 for information regarding existing members or grievances.
For the San Diego County Coalition: Contact Field Office Manager Lucinda Terrell-Pollard at (619) 828-2001 ext. 2 for information or a membership 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.