Sober Home Start Up Costs

As Cleveland continues to struggle with providing adequate services for those suffering from addiction, Burke Sober Homes looks to fill the gap for quality housing for those seeking to improve their life through sober living. 

Sheila Burke, Founder, has struggled with addiction for 35+ years, but in that time she has consistently set an example for peers throughout her 15 years of sobriety. In addition to life experiences of addiction, she has also studied Social Work at Cleveland State University, earning her MSW in 2015. Sheila has worked at the Monarch House and has actively maintained an LSW since 2017. 

The journey to provide additional support for the community has begun and Burke Sober Homes is here to provide relief. Residents at the Burke Sober Home must submit a resume and application prior to rental. Once a resident they will be provided with a multitude of resources to build new skills for reintegration into society. There will be rent and requirement for employment for residents during their 6-24 months stay at the house(s). 

As we approach another Cleveland winter it is critical that we begin to raise funds now, so there is a chance of starting the house this year or in early 2021. 

The $5,000 request is to provide money for non profit certification, escrow for a house, and additional costs for fund raising efforts and for support from volunteers. If you can give just $20 you may be the difference between some one making it back to society or being thrust back into the judicial or street systems. Please consider donating today, all support is appreciated.


  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
  • Spencer Comyns 
    • $5 
    • 12 d
  • Michele Horton 
    • $20 
    • 13 d
  • Merri Collins 
    • $10 
    • 13 d

Fundraising team (2)

Sheila Burke 
Westlake, OH
Alex Burke 
Team member
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