A Typical Day at Windhaven Sober Living

What One Day at a Time Looks Like in Our Program

Residents start every day with group meditation and chores. Our day staff arrive every morning to support residents throughout their day and get them off to work. Daytime is usually spent at work or school and residents use their days off to workout at the local YMCA, attend a noon AA meeting, or meet with their case manager. New residents get assistance from staff with daily tasks, such as: opening bank accounts, refilling medication, job searching, or school enrollment.

As the afternoon progresses, residents typically return home to fix dinner in our fully-stocked kitchen. Most evenings the community goes to a 12 step meeting together and twice a week a local counselor leads group therapy. Our alumni community is active with the house and typically brings a Big Book study to the house once a week. Older residents use their time and experience to carry the message and sponsor AA newcomers.

“Family Night” is a bright spot in many residents’ week as the community spends intentional time together playing games, watching movies, and having fun on the infamous Windhaven karaoke machine.

As residents wind down for the night our full-time house manager is onsite to spend time with everyone and give any late-night support.

Weekends bring some extra freetime for everyone and residents like to relax by laying by the pool or playing with the dogs. Because service is a huge part of recovery, staff and residents plan regular opportunities with the local homeless shelter to give back to the community. Occasionally, the whole community is treated to an outing just for fun when our director takes everyone to six flags, bowling, or maybe haunted house!