What makes us different

Ours isn’t a house full of individuals going it alone. We’re a tight-knit crew, striving toward lasting sobriety in an environment of solidarity and belonging. Those new to Roots will find a group of peers that holds each other accountable. Recovery is our common mission, and we support each other’s trials, celebrate successes, and work together to replace old modes of thinking and acting with a new system of personal responsibility.

Roots Provides:

• Solidarity: Everyone living at Roots is working toward the same goal and share common past experiences.

• Help Finding Employment: House managers take all unemployed residents to search for jobs five days a week. Roots provides resources for resume building and improving interview skills.

• Structure: All Roots residents commit to a structured daily schedule, including outpatient counseling and attending 12-step meetings and nightly house meetings.

• Transportation: Transportation is provided by van to and from court dates and scheduled doctors appointments. Additionally all residents are provided with a weekly MCTS transit pass and have access to a fleet of bicycles available for check out, including locks and helmets. Residents who are not familiar with the bus system in Milwaukee are helped by other residents and house managers while they learn to navigate the area.

• Fellowship: Roots residents take many weekend trips together; camping, rafting, young people’s 12 step conferences, and also participate in Roots-sponsored sports leagues.

• Fellowship: Roots residents take many weekend trips together; camping, rafting, young people’s 12 step conferences, and also participate in Roots-sponsored sports leagues.

• Live-In Managers: Each Roots house has a live-in, full-time manager who has completed the Roots program. Managers ensure that the daily schedule is followed and chores are completed. They help residents find a 12-step sponsor and home group that meets their needs, while providing a sounding board for questions and concerns about building a sober life.

• Court and Probationary support: Residents who have ongoing court appearances are provided with transportation and written confirmation of their place at Roots and their progress in the program, when requested.

• Active Lifestyle: Roots residents may check out daily gym passes and bicycles, and participate in fun runs, yoga, and seasonal volleyball, softball, and basketball leagues.

Roots Provides:

• Solidarity: Everyone living at Roots is working toward the same goal and share common past experiences.

• Help Finding Employment: House managers take all unemployed residents to search for jobs five days a week. Roots provides resources for resume building and improving interview skills.

• Structure: All Roots residents commit to a structured daily schedule, including outpatient counseling and attending 12-step meetings and nightly house meetings.

• Transportation: Transportation is provided by van to and from court dates and scheduled doctors appointments. Additionally all residents are provided with a weekly MCTS transit pass and have access to a fleet of bicycles available for check out, including locks and helmets. Residents who are not familiar with the bus system in Milwaukee are helped by other residents and house managers while they learn to navigate the area.

• Fellowship: Roots residents take many weekend trips together; camping, rafting, young people’s 12 step conferences, and also participate in Roots-sponsored sports leagues.

• Fellowship: Roots residents take many weekend trips together; camping, rafting, young people’s 12 step conferences, and also participate in Roots-sponsored sports leagues.

• Live-In Managers: Each Roots house has a live-in, full-time manager who has completed the Roots program. Managers ensure that the daily schedule is followed and chores are completed. They help residents find a 12-step sponsor and home group that meets their needs, while providing a sounding board for questions and concerns about building a sober life.

• Court and Probationary support: Residents who have ongoing court appearances are provided with transportation and written confirmation of their place at Roots and their progress in the program, when requested.

• Active Lifestyle: Roots residents may check out daily gym passes and bicycles, and participate in fun runs, yoga, and seasonal volleyball, softball, and basketball leagues.

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