The Dwelling Initiative

The Dwelling Initiative’s goal is to provide affordable, community based peer to peer sober living with structured oversight in order to ensure that there are no gaps in services or accountability.

Sober living homes are a key piece of building a sustainable recovery.

Together we can eradicate overdose deaths and give a resting place for those who suffer the most from the disease of substance abuse disorder. When a person leaves incarceration or treatment The Dwelling Initiative will provide a safe and accessible living environment with on site peer to peer support utilizing the best evidence bases practices available.

Finding Recovery Solutions
Providing Sober Living
With Comprehensive Oversight
 A Comfortable and Safe Enviroment
Driving Sustainable Recovery
 With Evidence Based Programs and Services
Minimizing Cost for Those in Need


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Sober Living

As with most other sober living houses, one experienced, senior resident is designated a house manager. He or she is responsible for ensuring house rules are followed and consequences for rule violations are carried out. In addition, they monitor the facility and report needed support to the Impact Wisconsin team. Each house will have a weekly house meeting that all residents are required to attend. These meetings will be primarily focused on responsibilities, such as rotation of household chores, resident responsibilities, and enforcement of house rules in order to ensure sustainable recovery.

Comprehensive Services
  • Peer to Peer Support
  • Medication Management
  • Case Management
Low / No Cost Housing
  • Local, State and Federal Funding
  • Private Grant Schollarships
  • Recovery Center Funding

Market Analysis

Keeping the cost of living low or free.

One of the advantages of The Dwelling Initiative is that residents are free to stay as long as it takes to ensure sustainable recovery. For the most part, they will be financed through state, local and federal programs, grants and project funds along with resident fees. The goal will be for The Dwelling homes to be sufficiently inexpensive or free to accommodate residents who are on General Assistance or Social Security Disability Income. This is proven to show improved outcomes in those experiencing substance abuse disorder.

Local Funding

Many local and state governent agencies provide assistance for those who cannot afford the cost of living independently.

Co-Pay Model

Each client has unique needs and financial abilities. Many clients who are coming out of jails or treatment centers cannot afford to pay average rent in rural central Wisconsin so Dwell works with clients on a case by case basis to determine if and how much each client can afford in order to stay at our sober living homes.

Self Sustaining Homes

Impact Wisconsin operates programs and provides clients with services that can be billed to other agencies allowing the homes to be funded and self sustaining. Proceeds from The Ezra Project will also be applied towards making Dwell affordable for all.

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Counties Served

Waupaca, Waushara, Outagamie, Portage, Winnebago and Shawano

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