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Recovery Advocates in Livingston, Inc., RAIL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Recovery Community Organization (RCO), it was established in March of 2019, to provide sober living recovery housing and recovery support services to people in Livingston County, Michigan. 

The RAIL Center is open to help with support services and is located at 5888 Sterling Drive Howell, MI 


The RAIL sober living house is located at 521 E. Grand River Howell, MI and provides sober living recovery housing for 6 women. 

The mission of the Kellogg Family Foundation is to support the values and ideals held most dear by each generation of the Kellogg family: faith, family, education, health, and community. Recovery Advocates in Livingston Inc. (RAIL) received $23,000 to support our women’s recovery house in Howell.  The women’s recovery house in Howell supports  women as they transition back into the community and embody  the values  of  the  Kellogg family.

RAIL provides a home for women in recovery to build a new foundation for their lives and their families. The house is structured to help women learn how to cope with the complications and stresses of the world in healthy ways instead of turning to substances. Women have the opportunity to relearn life skills, develop a daily routine,  engage in a job or enroll in school while reuniting with their families.  

Recovery Advocates in Livingston Inc. would like to say thank you to the Kellogg Family Foundation for their support of Recovery Advocates in Livingston Women's Recovery House. We are honored to  partner with  Kellogg Family Foundation in optimizing wellness and equity and eliminating disparities in our community.


Our guiding principles are:

  • To provide a safe, affordable and structured sober living environment.

  • To provide recovery support services including employment services and job training; case management and individual services coordination, providing linkages with other services (e.g., legal services, social services, food stamps, health care); outreach; relapse prevention; long term housing assistance and services; child care; transportation to and from treatment, family support groups, life skills; spiritual and faith-based support;  substance use disorder education; parent education and support services; recreational activities and the  sober living skills to heal.

  • To educate the community on substance use disorder focusing on prevention, treatment, and relapse prevention and long term recovery and reduce stigma.

  • To collaborate with all community sectors on substance use disorder focusing on prevention, treatment, relapse prevention and long term recovery programs.

  • To support advocacy through education and training.

  •  To advocate for recovery housing and recovery support services on a broader stage to regional, county, state, and federal organizations. 


  • Reduce the health disparity for substance use /co-occurring disorder in

Livingston County by increasing access and engagement in community services
using recovery support services and warm hand off.

  • Provide of safe and drug free place to live women of Livingston County to start

living a sober life,

  • Address community stigma and demonstrate that recovery saves lives

  • Develop the tools and structure to be sustainable.

We follow the four dimensions developed by SAMHSA to support life in recovery follow
health, home, purpose, and community. Within 2 weeks of admission to the house we
apply for medical insurance if they don’t have it, make appointment for psychiatric care,
for dental care, get a primary care doctor and outpatient treatment. We connect with
local food givers, the courts if they have legal issues and apply for jobs. Women who
are on disability can and are required to work 10-15 hours weekly. In addition they are
required to attend 3 recovery meetings weekly. We will initially provide transportation,
but they are required to learn to use public transportation. We provide the education to
help understand that they were predisposed to addiction-Averse Childhood
Experiences, Trauma, etc.

To learn more about Recovery Advocates in Livingston: Call 517-586-4041

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