Life in our


House manager, Gene Haverkamp, and residents of BRH with donated bikes

All residents come to us with a desire to be in a sober living environment.

In some cases, it’s a transitional period while they prepare to return to another living environment. For others, it’s a long-term home as they continue their path in recovery.

The average length of stay is a little less than one year.

All our beds are approved for housing assistance. However, several residents are (or become) self-paid once they settle in and find work or have other sources of income. Our residents come from a variety of life experiences. Residents in BRH vary from limited education to doctorate degrees, lifelong addict to new addict, 18-72 years of age.

At BRH residents live independently and are expected to create a sense of family. Each person is responsible for their own meals and daily living tasks.

One of the homes for Burlington Recovery Homes

The house managers are regularly at the homes and support the residents in a variety of ways:


On call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


We are people with life and other professional experiences.

We provide mentoring and friendship, support with identifying community resources including employment opportunities, help with basic life skills and other needs unique to each individual resident. We are not licensed addiction counselors and on-site therapy is not provided.

Recovery takes a village:

Even with treatment and consequences, a resident’s ability to recover is based on their individual efforts. It can still be a mountain of great proportions to overcome, and our team works to provide you with access to resources for success.

Barbeque at a Burlington Recovery House

BRH has experienced many success stories since opening with one home in 2017.

The most common celebration our residents experience is living peacefully in recovery at BRH.  Other celebrations have included:


Reconnecting with their families


Caring for their children


Moving into their own homes


Getting employment


Finding a career path


Education – GED, technical training, college


Getting a driver’s license


Their own motor vehicle

Celebrating at Christmas at Burlington Recovery House
We celebrate when families are reunited

We celebrate when loved ones are reunited.

What is most rewarding to us is getting to know each of the men–their individual stories–and supporting them with finding peace and belonging to our family.

“These people are Godsends, giving people a place to stay.”

“I was homeless and on drugs, now I’m reuniting with my kids. They helped bring me to church, doctor appointments, dentist appointments. I consider them family.”

Chad B.

Would you like more information?

Call us today with any questions or to schedule a phone application interview.