Our mission is to build recovery communities where those in recovery will be safe to continue their journey.
We see a world where every person in recovery has access to a supportive home environment. Through structured, recovery-focused group home communities, those in recovery are equipped for a life free from substance dependence, and prepared for the last stage of recovery, independent living.
Richard Vanderburgh was an artist, a painter, and a carpenter, but more than that he was a mentor and a friend to many. He was also a recovering alcoholic. He lived his life serving others, giving his time and energy selflessly to give back to the recovery community, young adults, and his church.
In his memory, Vanderburgh House was created as a place where those in recovery can achieve their highest potential in life. Our goal is to embody the kindness and compassion that Richard Vanderburgh gave to everyone.
Who is Richard Vanderburgh?
All residents follow rules for successful recovery, some of these are listed below:
Residents must be 100% drug and alcohol free – possession, consumption, or being under the influence at any time.
Residents must submit to random urine drug screens and breathalyzers.
Residents must maintain active involvement in self-directed treatment, particularly A.A. / N.A. meetings. We require this for all residents.
Residents must participate in our community: weekly house meetings; house duties and chores, and group activities.
Residents must pay rent every Friday.
Residents my not possess any weapons, including firearms, knives, pepper spray / mace, baseball bats, etc.
Residents are accountable to each other and to their House Manager. As a recovery community, residents are required to report rule violations; covering for a friend is not only immoral, it is grounds for discharge.