Spero House Sober Living is an independent residential and self-managed sober living community which offers a safe haven for individuals who have experienced a crisis or other life event. The sober living community is located in South Florida close to Miami and is a small private home owned and managed by the Spero House Foundation. The Spero House Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by the late Dr. Harry Spero a psychiatrist and his wife Mary Jo Spero.
Since Dr. Spero’s death in 1999 the Spero House Foundation has been providing a host of services for those who have experienced life transitions. The Foundation has also sought to improve the quality of the lives of the people who live in the community and they provide assistance with employment and housing to individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The services provided by the Foundation allow residents to participate in a program that helps them deal with depression and alcoholism and get back on their feet as productive citizens.
Dr. Spero established the Foundation after his death and Mary Jo served as its president until she became ill. The Board of Directors of the Spero House Foundation oversees the day-to-day operations and oversees the hiring and firing of employees all of whom are licensed by the state of Florida. The Board has hired a team of directors counselors and care staff to ensure the operation runs smoothly and they oversee everything from the community’s financial affairs to the hiring and firing of employees. The staff has a background in substance abuse and rehabilitation and works to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the community. The staff and other residents have access to professional mental health support and participate in various programs to help deal with the challenges of everyday life.