Mission Ridge Sober Living Community Home Opens near Charles Town

Charles Town, WV - Mission Ridge, a sober living home modeled after the Oxford Houses tradition of sober living homes, has opened a 6-bed home near Charles Town, WV.

“This is a much-needed resource for the Panhandle—too often the newly recovering person returns to an unhealthy situation after inpatient treatment or has a very difficult time in outpatient treatment learning how to maintain appropriate boundaries in the face of negative peer and family influences,” states the program director, Kristin Milne-Glasser

Owned and operated by a Maryland certified addictions treatment program, Allied Counseling Group, Mission Ridge provides affordable structured and supervised housing and recovery support for residents who are employed and need to transition to independent living.

“This is a much-needed resource for the Panhandle—too often the newly recovering person returns to an unhealthy situation after inpatient treatment or has a very difficult time in outpatient treatment learning how to maintain appropriate boundaries in the face of negative peer and family influences,” states the program director, Kristin Milne-Glasser, LCADC, a native and resident of West Virginia.

Sober living homes have been operating for over 30 years nationally, but without committed membership and supervision, they often close.

“Mission Ridge is designed to help those who are already proving to themselves that sobriety is their priority—regardless of their circumstances, they remain dedicated to moving forward with their lives and helping others to do the same recovery work.  It’s a team approach based on honesty and transparency,” Milne-Glasser says.

Individuals in the criminal justice system and on home detention often find this type of program the ideal solution to the problem of staying out of trouble and staying clean and sober.

“We open our doors to unlimited possibilities for the people who have a vision for their lives, and we create a safe place to explore those possibilities.  It is a zero-tolerance program where each person is accountable to himself and to each other,” Milne-Glasser added.

Applications for the sober living community home include documenting clean time, attending treatment and support groups, being employed, or if disabled, being involved in daily volunteer work.  Staying in the program, which can last from 90 to 120 days, requires compliance with treatment, program rules, and staying clean and sober.

Applicants may contact Mission Ridge at (304) 728-7515.