Great Lakes Sober Living Story

Brian Annis

Great Lakes Sober Living got its start in the summer of 2012 in response to a lack of resources for individuals needing a long term living solution, following, or while still in treatment.

We purchased homes that we would be proud to live in, in communities that we wanted to engage in. With the help of experts our industry, the Minnesota Association of Sober Homes, and my personal experience, we developed a caring, structured, dynamic cooperative living model that works.  As we grew we learned that a healthy house culture, the relationships built in our cooperative living settings, and our residents engaging in the recovery community as well as the communities they live in, were all essential building blocks to build the foundation that teaches us to live life’s terms, sober.

We are excited to be part of the thriving recovery community in The Twin Ports and are constantly looking for ways to make recovery housing more accessible for those that need it. We will continue to learn and grow with our fellow providers and the residents at Great Lakes Sober Living. As a community of practice, I believe that we can make a big difference in helping people not just get sober, but learn how to live a meaningful life in recovery!

Brian Annis

Restore a healthy and
productive life.