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Men's Recovery House / Sober Living Home on Indy's Northeast Side 




Celebrate Freedom & the COVID-19 "Coronavirus" Pandemic

In the midst of the current healthcare emergency known as the Coronavirus (COVID-19), yes, Celebrate Freedom remains open and fully operational. This is because statistically speaking, if you don't get help with your addiction, it is FAR more likely to kill you than any virus is.  

Celebrate Freedom is uniquely equipped to continue operating despite the pandemic. We don't send our men out to outside meetings, but instead host our own classes and meetings.  Our house is large enough that on meeting nights, we can host half the men (about 6 or 7) in one room and the other half in a different one. Here are things we do to assure the men's safety:

1) We sanitize frequently-touched surfaces throughout the facility two or more times a day.

2) We provide hand sanitizer and require that all residents coming in from the outside world (as well as visitors) sanitize their hands before they go anywhere in the building.

3) We are altering our in-house meeting setup to make sure that there is plenty of space between any two participants' seats.

4) We keep liquid soap and paper towels in the two main bathrooms and remind the men regularly to keep their hands clean, through written notices and reminders in house meetings.

5) We are implementing a policy that, any time we interview a new prospect for the house, we will check his temperature with a digital thermometer. Nobody with a fever may join the program until he is well.

6) Any resident who says he is sick will have his temperature taken, and will not be permitted to attend in-house meetings with the other men until he is well.


No virus kills as many people in North America as addiction does.

The Inspiring Story of a Celebrate Freedom graduate.

If you want to read the inspiring story of Mitchell, one of our recent graduates, click here.

Celebrate Freedom: Less like rehab, more like home.


4 Ways Celebrate Freedom is Unique Among Indiana Sober Houses. 

1) We are unapologetically Christian. If you wonder why we don't accept state grants like other recovery houses / halfway houses do, it's because we don't want the government pulling the strings and telling us to stop using Bible-based curriculum. This building was once an Indiana Teen Challenge and that commitment to faith remains today. 2) We have in-house programming like a drug rehab, but at the cost of a halfway house. Other recovery houses just send you out to do AA meetings. We have in-house Relapse Prevention classes, support groups, and one-on-one recovery coaching. 3) We treat you with respect, knowing that you are clients, not soldiers at a boot camp.  4) We let doctors be doctors and don't try to control your medication, as long as it's taken by his instructions and under our supervision. Too many Indiana sober homes try to usurp the doctor's role and dictate what medications are best for you. We work with the professionals, not against them. 5) We have food on-site if you come in without anything to eat. Our food pantry is always available for our clients.

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A Short Review

This video was not created by Celebrate Freedom, but we thought we'd post it. Mostly correct information, but the 30 day probationary period is actually 2 weeks.

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BLOG: Why Do Christian Recovery Programs Work?

-By Rich Brown

The facility that is now Celebrate Freedom's primary home was once a home for Teen Challenge. If you've never heard of Teen Challenge, they are one of the few nation-wide residential recovery programs. Indianapolis Teen Challenge resided at this property for many years until changing to a privately run program in the mid-2000s. And it is distinctly Christian in its approach.

I was always interested in the numbers that Teen Challenge boasts. They regularly mention that around 80% of their graduates stay clean and sober after they leave. Celebrate Freedom has noted numbers among our graduates that is almost that high--and like them, we are Christian. So just what is it about their program and ours that creates such success?

* Teen Challenge and Celebrate Freedom stress the benefits of a long-term program. TC's is a year-long and ours is 9 months. Studies regularly show significantly lower relapse rates among those who stay in a residential program for more than six months.

* Other studies show lower relapse rates among those who pray regularly, read the Bible regularly and go to church regularly. Both Teen Challenge and Celebrate Freedom stress these habits as part of our programs.

* It's bee said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. The people who do best in recovery are those who create new healthy connections that last after they leave the programs. Both Teen Challenge and Celebrate Freedom pound it into residents that they must create a new network in church or in recovery home groups, to help them make the transition into the outside world.


If you find you're not ready to move into an Indianapolis halfway house, Rich Brown, the Director at Celebrate Freedom, offers services as a Recovery Coach. Certified by the State of Indiana as a Certified Recovery Specialist, he is able to meet with you on a weekly basis and discuss some recovery strategies with you. Much more affordable than an addictions counselor. Text Rich at: 317-629-5530.

Celebrate Freedom is a Faith-Based Twelve-Steps 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are located on the east side of Indianapolis, IN .


Like all nonprofit transitional housing facilities, we survive on donations and volunteers. Will you help us by filling one or more of these needs:

VOLUNTEERS:  Currently looking for a volunteer part-time chaplain, counselor, social worker, legal adviser, grant writer, a live-in intern with a background in addiction recovery.

BIG TICKET ITEMS: Electric dryer, van for transporting men to meetings and job interviews, new hardwood floor for office, carpet for living room, labor and / or material for a new parking lot

MEDIUM TICKET ITEMS: Computers, tablets, vacuum cleaner, carpet shampooer, breathalyzers, study Bibles, carrier-free cell phones (Not used), bunk-beds.

SMALLER, DAILY NEEDS: Towels, wash cloths, dish rags, garbage bags in various sizes, paper clips, rubber bands, staples, disposable plates and utensils and cups, 5-panel urinalysis drug tests, plungers, toilet brushes, electric or non-electric pencil sharpeners, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, similar daily needs required at halfway houses/ recovery houses.

MISCELLANEOUS: Financial donations are appreciated any time. We specifically are trying to start a scholarship fund to help someone stay here while he’s looking for a job. Cost for one man is $475 a month.

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Coming Up at Celebrate Freedom

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.


Nov. 28


We will be hosting a dinner for residents who don't have anywhere to go for the holiday.


Dec. 19

Sober Christmas Party

The men exchange gifts, enjoy food and games.


Dec. 25

Christmas Dinner

Christmas meal for the guys who can't go home to their families.