Spero House Sober Living was founded by Carla Taylor, a former addict and professional counselor, who found herself in the position of providing so called “hous…
Spero House Sober Living was founded by Carla Taylor, a former addict and professional counselor, who found herself in the position of providing so called “housing” for those struggling with drug addiction. She discovered that many people in the state of Arizona, especially in the Phoenix area, were not receiving the care or support they needed. There were many halfway houses and shelter beds scattered throughout the Phoenix area. When Carla realized this, she felt it was her responsibility to help offer these individuals some means of getting a sober living environment.
Currently, Spero House Sober Living houses over 100 women and men that have all been through a detoxification program, usually at one of the local halfway houses or a local sober living facility. These individuals will be housed in a small apartment, usually shared by a handful of other participants. This is a very positive environment that offers these individuals a safe space to transition back into society without the fear of being outed by those around them. Participants will live in their own unit and are provided with their own bed, refrigerator, shower and bathroom.
Another positive feature of Spero House Sober Living are the onsite therapists. These professionals are there to work with participants one on one, guiding them along the path to recovery. There are also peer counselors available for use by the community. In addition, the organization offers aftercare services. In most cases, once an individual has completed their detoxification process, they are assigned a peer counselor that can continue to assist them in the areas of addiction recovery and re-entry.