"Dry houses offer stability, a safe place and the support to put tools from residential treatment programs into practice once back in the community, where familiar faces and spaces can make it easy to fall back into substance use.
Dry houses are, as the name suggests, spaces free from alcohol and most other addicting substances, for people trying to maintain sobriety. They are typically an intermediate step between traditional “rehab” programs and a return home. Dry houses are also places where “people can pour energy into getting better,” Chip Bender says, speaking to their unique place, and need, in the community. Bender is an outreach worker with The Working Centre. He coordinates and supports the houses and their residents with Clarence Cachagee, shelter to housing stability worker with House of Friendship."