Our Sober Residences

DC Location

Tenley House and Irene's Place are located in the Tenleytown/American University Park neighborhood in upper northwest Washington, DC. Numerous in-patient treatment centers recommend our location for aftercare because of our strong clinical program, thriving job market, easy access to world-class universities, and access to over 1,000 weekly 12-step recovery meetings. The location provides walking access to Metro (subway), grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, recreational facilities and a host of other retail establishments. Washington provides a vibrant urban hub that is manageable in size and offers numerous employment opportunities. We are surrounded by history and the beauty of green spaces that put us on the map as one of the fittest cities in the United States.

a focus on long-term recovery 

Whether transitioning from an inpatient program, outpatient program, or medical detox, reentry into the normal flow of life is often the first challenge facing alcoholics and addicts in early recovery. Residential sober living can be a valuable support system for people in early sobriety. Our sober living residences offer a safe, structured, and welcoming environment where clients can develop, through experience, the skills they need to maintain their sobriety and live a fulfilling life. (Pets are allowed on a case by case basis.)

Tenley House (Men), Tenley Apartments (Men), and Irene's Place (Women) are located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC. All of our clinical services are provided in offices adjacent to our residences.

On-site house managers offer 24/7 safety and support for all residents and act as guides, helping clients form bonds in the community and build a solid foundation in recovery. We recommend a minimum of three months of involvement in sober living, but there is no limit on how long clients can stay with us. Research indicates that sober living dramatically reduces relapse  over a six-month period.

Sober living is a significant commitment for anyone however, our experience shows that clients who stay with us develop skills and form bonds that have a profound effect on their lives for years to come.



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