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Opening a sober living home is not as easy as just buying or renting a home and opening the door to those in addiction or recovery. Whether it is a non-profit or private venture, a sober living home is a fully operational organization with customers, personnel, regulations, financial transactions and more.
Ascension provides start-up consulting services to individuals of communities interested in opening a sober living home.
During the first phase of development, Ascension will conduct a feasibility study to determine the best location, business model, referral sources and support services for the proposed sober living facility. Our expert staff will work with you to develop a budget and pro-forma financial analysis based on the realities of your unique situation and geography.
During this period, we will guide you through important decisions about making the sober living home viable long term. These decisions may include:
These decisions will shape programmatic and operational plans and identify resources needed during development.
During Phase Two, we begin by developing a budget based on the owners’ / entities’ desires and financial tolerability. Start-up capital is usually comprised of cash and financing activities, with a goal of recuperating capital contributions through operating activities in the first couple of years. We will also assist the owners with setting up the appropriate business structure and will further investigate the regulations and code specific to the state your facility will be operated in, which will translate through all phases of development.
Additional expertise and support offered in Phase Two includes:
After a successful launch, Ascension can reduce involvement yet continue consulting on how to run a successful sober living home. During the first year, the new operator of the business will require occasional support on organizational and operational matters, which is not a daily or weekly need. A typical engagement scales Ascension’s time back in the early months, and the team can be available for ongoing or periodic consultations as needed.
With expert guidance to navigate the challenges of opening a sober living facility, you’ll have peace of mind and more time to focus on providing the complete place of healing.
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Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death to Americans ages 50 and under, and the trend has increased since the year 2000. The annual death rate from overdosing in 2016 was between 59,000 - 65,000 people, which surpassed the peek death rates in any year from the HIV epidemic or gun violence.
This is a disturbing but accurate look into the scale of the drug overdose epidemic in the U.S. The need for more sober living homes, treatment facilities, and Intensive Outpatient Programs is real, and will be real for some time.