About Miracle House
Located in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, California, Miracle House sober living opened its doors in 1993 and is structured for men 23 years of age and up.
Each of the sober living homes within the New Life House network are grouped by specific age ranges to ensure that house members are able to identify with one another and share common experiences. Traditional sober livings open their doors to any individual (generally eighteen and older), but doing this means that there may be a very broad age range within the sober living. When there is such a broad range of ages, members are unable to connect with one another emotionally and may not share much in common, and this lack of a connection limits interaction between members. Grouping by age encourages our house members to identify with one another and to discover the negative behaviors or issues that are hindering their personal growth in an environment where they are surrounded by others who are doing the same. Specifically, the Miracle House sober living is tailored towards men who have been living independently for some time and are at a place where they can no longer take the opportunity for recovery for granted.
The men of Miracle House have often already suffered many negative consequences in concurrence with their using, but have been unable to make the changes necessary to live healthy, happy lives. Their experiences have clearly demonstrated their need for help in order to get and stay sober. The desperation with which our Miracle House members come to us often motivates them to work together in their recovery and take advantage of every opportunity. They learn that the lifestyle which they adopt while in Miracle House must be mirrored if they are to succeed independently.
The camaraderie amongst the house members in Miracle House is a huge factor in our high sober success rate. They identify with each other's experiences and form friendships and bonds that last a lifetime. Once they leave the house, members continue to stay closely involved with each other and provide support to one another, ensuring that their sobriety is maintained.
Our manager guided, in-house meetings provide the opportunity for house members to give feedback to one another while relating past experiences and offering positive solution to life's challenges. Our managers are also able to interject and give insight, further aiding the house members in their sobriety.
Successful long term sobriety is much more than abstinence from mind altering substances
Miracle House is a structured sober living in Los Angeles, CA and is modeled after the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our members actively address personal growth issues and attend daily meetings.
At Miracle House, teaching our members how to lead responsible and mature lives is our priority. We help them uncover the issues that trigger their alcohol and drug addiction and impart to them the life skills necessary to lead happy, sober lives. With these skills, they are able to achieve success in social and occupational settings.
Support for the family.
Miracle House holds a family BBQ every Saturday where parents can connect, visit their kids, and gain support from those who are dealing with the same experiences. We encourage families to come as often as possible.
Miracle House Amenities
Miracle House provides:
- Complementary initial assessment
- Assistance in selecting the appropriate detox/rehab treatment if necessary
- Live-in sober managers providing guidance 24/7
- Introduction into a 12-Step Program
- Outside help (psychiatric, therapy, etc.)
- High School Diploma Program
- Adult Education Program
- Legal assistance
- Structured social activities
- HD large screen television
- Exercise and weight room
- Outdoor lounge area
- Table Tennis
- Kitchen with professional grade equipment
Graduate alumni program:
- Apprenticeship and career placement assistance
- Support and networking with individuals and groups associated with Alcoholics Anonymous
- Apartment and housing assistance
- 24/7 open door policy for support and guidance
Miracle House Daily Structure
Miracle House daily structure
- Morning Meditation. Each morning, house members read from a 12-Step daily meditation book and share about how it relates to their lives today, what the reading means to them and what they are looking forward to that day.
- Daily Chores. Every person is responsible for a chore inside of the house. This not only teaches a work ethic, but also the importance of living in a clean house. The more effort one puts into the house, the more pride the individual gains. Miracle House is not just a program to those in it, it’s their home.
- Eleven o’clock Meeting. This meeting is designed to evaluate the house member’s attitudes throughout the morning. It is also designed to bring up and address any house concerns.
- Noon Book Study. Every weekday at 12:30, the house members attend an outside Alcoholics Anonymous meeting or have a book study at the house. For the book study, the house members read from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, share about how they related to the chapter and how it pertains to their lives today.
- Study Hour. Study hour takes place between 2:00 – 4:00 PM. These hours are strictly dedicated for house members to complete assigned schoolwork. The staff and alumni serve as tutors and aid house members in completing any work they need help with.
- Family Meeting. This is the most important house meeting of the day. Every evening the management facilitates a meeting where the focus is on three orders of business:
- Personal Business. The house members set up their plans and appointments for the following day. This reinforces the habit of proper planning as well as managing their time and responsibilities according to their schedules.
- Attitude Checks. The house members write anonymous “bring-ups” – both positive and negative actions or attitudes – that focus on the other members in the house.
- Family Business. This is an essential part of the house when we address any issues or concerns regarding individuals inside the house. This gives an individual the opportunity to learn about how his actions and attitudes affect his life, why he should change and what solutions are available to him to do so.
- 12-Step Meetings. House members are required to attend one 12-Step meeting daily. Morning, noon and evening meetings are available to accommodate those working or attending school.
- One-on-Ones. The management works with all the house members on an individual level for daily “check-ins”, and to discuss any concerns that have been brought up. The management is involved with all activities and schedules for each house member.
- Tuesday Evening Meeting. Every Tuesday evening, the Director facilitates a house meeting. Serious house issues are addressed and individual goals are set up. This is a mandatory meeting for the house members and the alumni return to participate in it.
- Saturday Family BBQ. Saturdays are set aside so house members may spend quality time with their family. This informal setting is an ideal place to begin to mend broken relationships and a great way for the newer families to meet other house members and families.
24 hr phone: 888-357-7577
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA