“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
― Hippocrates

Recreation does more than provide a fun break. It also is a source for making friends and connecting. What's the first thing you do when you've gone through a physically challenge? You smile at your neighbor. You need to share this moment and connection defines recovery.

Exercising together gives residents a chance to do something they never thought would never happen to them, they have fun in recovery and make friends. It is easier to keep away from drugs and alcohol when you're exercising or playing on a team and staying active kayaking, biking or hiking. You'll need patience and focus, two qualities that translate into recovery life. The necessary social skills can be learned while playing tennis, golf, softball, basketball, volleyball, biking and hiking. Horseback riding and ropes demonstrate to residents that they can step out of their comfort zone, be vulnerable and receive help from willing others.


Getting physically active literally results in feeling naturally rewarded and sets the tone for the rest of the day. Everyone comes away invigorated with more self-awareness and a deeper understanding of themselves and the rewards of recovery and friendship. Our area offers a wide variety of activities, yoga is included but other activities are offered at cost and are not included in the residence fee.


Bikes are available at the house to all residents. There are miles and miles of paved off-road trails at Hammonasett and Charfield Hollow State Parks. 


New Haven and Hartford hosts several museums.  


We call hiking a nature bath. There are miles of trails at Chatfield Hollow that are hilly and cross the rivers. There's a dirt road that can wind through the park to circle the lakes for a nice relaxing run. 


Yoga is available with your residency at Body Karma, Balance or Rise.  


We're surrounded by rivers that flow into the Sound. We use our 2 kayaks to paddle to the mouth of one of our rivers and back. 


We make regular trips both day only or overnight. 


Jordan's IT and Brownstone are available to challenge us to the utmost.  

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After rehab, in-home care, and/or extended care, we think sober living is the next logical step toward recovery life. From SAMHSA research, we offer the four pillars of recovery: (1) community, (some life skill support,) (2) mental and physical wellness; including membership at the gym and yoga studio, an emphasis on whole food in shared evening meals, and professional therapy delivered from the surrounding community, (3) finding purpose in work or school and (4) re-integrating into a re-structured family dynamic or a new home. We welcome those with or without a history of treatment and understand that a whole - person - healing is needed to allow sustainable recovery to begin.