The transitional living program at the Sunrise Florida Housing Options center offers so called “in service” housing options for those that have served a jail sentence or are in the process of completing such a sentence. Some programs offer “day service”, while others provide in-home services, or both. There is a transitional housing program for families as well.
The goal of the Sunrise Florida transitional living houses is to give people in recovery an opportunity to live like they are still part of the community, but still have some “regular” things that they can do, like going to work or shopping. This helps them keep their life and job-related routines “flowy”. As the saying goes, “Life does not stop for those who lose their way.” Programs like this offer the benefit of security, while giving back something of that security through participation in one of many treatment programs based in the community. Many of these treatment programs are supported by the Department of Alcoholism and Drug Treatment (DAST), which has several centers in the state of Florida.
Some of the larger residential centers are run by the Florida Department of Corrections. Other independent living accommodations are owned and operated by companies with various business models, from full-service to for-profit, and a variety of housing options. The large independent houses are managed by the board of directors and staff, and contain either one or multiple bedrooms, shared or private amenities, and a kitchenette. These larger residences may be run by a single family, but they also often feature shared living space for larger groups, like in groups of teenagers, couples, or families.