Our mission is to safeguard and promote the public interests in Sober Living Homes through licensure, regulation, education and enforcement on a national level.
And accountability should consist of state regulations which have the power to close down Sober Living Homes which do not provide a safe environment.
Sober living homes apply to the IRS for non-profit status and do not pay taxes. They do this by claiming to provide services, such as counseling, or say they are “treatment centers” when in reality some do nothing but collect huge rents, house people in unsafe and inadequate quarters, and expose the residents to available “other” services such as tattooing or any other activity the owner wants to promote.
In September, 2012 I was invited to participate in a Stakeholders Meeting run by the California Department of Drug and Alcohol (ADP). The purpose was to provide input on how to merge all ADP duties into another agency because the current ADP is being disbanded. I was able to tell my story to all the attendees and had enormous support and understanding about the necessity to have State laws regulations that apply to Safe Houses.
My son is not here to tell us what happened on the day he died. The owner of the safe house gave me no information, or even condolences. My mission is to make sure that this does not happen to a loved one of yours. I ask you to join us in our efforts and become ambassadors and spokespersons to make Jarrodslaw a reality. This Foundation will be so important to anyone out there who wants to assist and be agents of change.
Please contact Wendy@jarrodslaw.org for more information.