Life for an alcoholic or a drug addict is a nightmare – not just for the person involved but also for those closest to that person. It's an unimaginably dark place full of chaos, uncertainty, pain, and fear. The Upper Room Recovery Community offers a refuge for men who want a better life through addiction recovery. It is a place where there is acceptance, tranquility, and most importantly, hope.

The Upper Room is more than just a facility – it is a living, evolving, people-centered organization that has been providing a very necessary sober living environment in downtown South Bend for more than 25 years. While not a treatment center, it does provide programming and a supportive space where addicts and alcoholics can safely continue their recovery.

Here is what one recovered resident said about it: "I needed a spiritual place for my recovery and God opened the door. I feel happy. I feel free of pain."

While it's true that there is an immeasurable amount of hard work in fighting such an insidious disease (and relapse is always a possibility), staff and volunteers offer the next step for those who need to transition gradually back into society after going through inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment. The Upper Room is a safe and secure living environment, which is critical to success and recovery.

IT IS A PLACE WHERE THERE IS ACCEPTANCE, TRANQUILITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOPE.