Who Is Carla Vista?


Driven by Passion, Purpose & Giving

After a decade of treatment, and a series of relapses, our founder gained hope, and his life back. When he and a friend committed to sobriety, they dreamed of opening a sober living home to provide the structure, safety, and support that helped them reclaim their lives, in order to help others struggling in recovery. Their dream became a reality with the opening of the first Carla Vista home on Carla Vista Drive in Chandler, Arizona, in 2007. The home became the perfect place for those wanting to get sober. Through trial and error, we have created an effective, proven recipe for sobriety, based on what we have found to be most successful.

Carla Vista is now in 5 states

Over time, as our residents experienced success getting sober, we received frequent requests to expand, and now have 9 sober living homes in 5 states. After opening four homes across Arizonain Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Gilbertwe stepped outside of the state to create safe spaces for people around the United States. Carla Vista now has homes in Las Vegas, Nevada, Omaha, Nebraska, Aurora and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Grand Prairie, Texas. Each has been designed with the needs of our residents in mind, so that every house feels like a home. We have enjoyed expanding our Carla Vista family for the last 9 years, and are looking forward to serving our communities in the years to come.

What is a sober living home?

what-is-a-sober-living-homeA sober living home, like those provided by Carla Vista Sober Living Homes, is a group home for individuals recovering from issues with addictions. After leaving rehab, life can be overwhelming and it is easy for individuals to fall back into old patterns and social circles where drugs and alcohol are too easily accessible. To help with this process, sober living homes are designed to help individuals transition to independent living after completion of a rehabilitation program.

How Can We Help?

At Carla Vista Sober Living Homes, we help our residents transition smoothly into a life without drugs. To help with the process we require all members to attend weekly 12-step meetings and house meetings, acquire full-time employment (or school/volunteer), and do weekly chores. Additionally, every resident is assigned a mentor—someone who has graduated from our programs and wants to give back. This helps provide guidance and support to our residents, helping them overcome obstacles on the path to recovery. By living in a home with other sober residents who have similar goals of sobriety, our residents form great friendships, enjoying camaraderie and connection that often lasts a lifetime.

Is a sober living home different than a halfway house?

Many people confuse halfway houses with sober living homes, and although there may be some similarities between them, sober living homes are different than halfway houses.


How are sober living homes different than halfway houses?

what-is-the-difference-between-a-sober-living-home-and-a-halfway-houseHalfway houses are typically provided for individuals just released from prison, or those finishing out their sentences, as a tool for reintegration. While sober living homes are privately owned and its residents choose to join voluntarily, halfway houses are government-funded, and many of its residents are court-mandated to do so. Like sober living homes, halfway houses treat substance abuse, but this may not be their main focus. Most halfway houses accept prisoners with a wide range of criminal backgrounds, such as theft and abuse. Additionally, many halfway houses are exclusively for those with mental disorders, used as a transition home for those recently released from mental health institutions. Halfway houses are generally very structured and the amount of freedom granted is limited. Sober living homes, on the other hand, provide a greater level of freedom, in combination with the necessary structure needed for healthy reintegration.

Similarities and differences between sober living homes and halfway houses:


Similarities Differences
Help people with substance abuse problems Halfway houses accept people with a wide range of criminal backgrounds, such as sex offenders
Provide structured living in a group environment Halfway houses help people transition from prison to independence
Help people transition from rehab to independence Halfway houses are government funded and are often court mandated

Setting the Standard for Sober Living: Recipe For Success

At Carla Vista, we are a sober living home with a track record of success, and have helped countless residents live the wholehearted, fulfilling lives they were meant to live. Starting as a 3-home charity almost a decade ago, we have learned what it takes to be an excellent sober living home, and do our best to give our residents what they need to live beautiful, fulfilling lives. At Carla Vista, our main priority is keeping our residents healthy, happy, and sober. To do so, we have developed a proven relapse-prevention system that includes:

  • An increased number of resident drug and alcohol screenings
  • Mandatory 12-step meetings
  • A weekly reporting system to help us share trends with outpatient aftercare providers
  • A commitment to building the most active and influential alumni network in the nation

We’re Going Places. Come With Us.

At Carla Vista, we want to provide security for individuals in recovery wanting sobriety. We open our doors to new residents everyday, hoping to have a positive impact on every life we serve. To learn more about Carla Vista Sober Living Homes and see if we are a good fit for you, contact us at 888.591.4555 or send us a message by clicking here. Find out why Carla Vista is the right choice for the next phase in you or your loved one’s life, today. We’re Going Places.Come with us.


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