Recovery Housing Application

How to apply for sober living

Any recovering alcoholic or drug addict can apply for residence at a Ten Sixteen Recovery House with a few simple steps:

1) Fill out an application:

  1. Download the application online or stop at any Ten Sixteen office, treatment facility, or recovery house and pick up an application
  2. Print a copy
  3. Fill it out completely

2) Return the application in one of the following ways:

  • Mail it to _______
  • Scan it and email it to  _____
  • Drop it off at any Ten Sixteen office, treatment facility, or recovery house

You can also call us at (989) 631-0241 and request an application for recovery housing. We will mail you an application and provide an envelope for its return.

Please note: There is a $30 application fee which covers the cost of the background check which is done on every candidate prior to move-in. Please include your application fee with your application. The application fee is non-refundable.

Next steps after application

1. Initial Screening

After your application is received and you have cleared the background check, a Ten16 Staff member will call you to schedule an interview either in person or over the phone for preliminary screening. Ten16 Recovery Housing operates the recovery house program, but each house is managed by its members.

Ten Sixteen Recovery Housing can recommend applicants to the house, and does the initial screening for exclusion criteria. Once a candidate passes the exclusion criteria, Ten16 Recovery Network has no direct voice in the acceptance process.

2. Tour & Interview

Then if possible, we can schedule a tour of the house. This may be with a small group of three or four house members, but could be the whole group at a regular house meeting. You will have a chance to get all of your questions answered to help you decide if recovery housing is a good choice for you.

The interview is very conversational and informal. The members want to see that you are serious about your recovery and to be sure that you will be a good fit for the group. Because many applicants need a place to stay immediately, the interviews are scheduled as soon as possible after your application is screened and the background check has been completed.

3. Member Vote

After your interview, the members will vote on your acceptance. The members must approve with an 80% positive vote. Once the vote is taken, the house manager will call you with the results:

  • If positive, you will be able to arrange a move in date within 7 days.
  • If conditional, you must clear up any conditions before final approval. (Conditions can include sobriety deposit, reference letter, and discussion with your sponsor or any other condition required by the members.)
  • If negative, you can ask for another vote in 30 days.

For more information, please contact housing staff at or fill out the form below.

We ask that you do not call our Residential Treatment Center with questions regarding our Recovery Housing options.

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