B. B. Riley is currently the only sober house in Cuyahoga County serving the target population of LGBTQIA+ recovering adults. Since its inception we have served over 100 people and 25% of those that completed the program and were able to be contacted have remained sober. Our mission is to provide an affirming, safe, recovery oriented and tolerant atmosphere for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies in which they can build a long term foundation of recovery alcohol/drug addiction through active participation in 12 step programs, psychotherapy and mental health services through collaboration with outside community partners. Our community partners include: Stella Maris, Signature Health, CATS, Cleveland Treatment Center, Evolve Behavioral Health, NORA, MetroHealth Pride Clinic and The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. In order to fulfill our mission it is imperative that we make improvements to our existing site. We are requesting help for the following improvements:
1. Replacement of 10 electric in wall heating units. The existing unit are no longer operational. Last year the facility utilized portable units and incurred higher than normal heating costs. The new heaters will be more economical and save on utility costs.
2. Replacement of flooring throughout the building. The building has multiple flooring surfaces throughout and is in disrepair in many areas. This creates the potential for trip hazards. Replacing the floor with laminate will eliminate hazards and provide easy of cleaning, which will be a cost savings by eliminating the need for multiple cleaning products and equipment.
3. Replacement doors to the bedrooms and second floor stairway. The current facility is utilizing curtains and folding room dividers for doors on the bedrooms. The door at the top of the second floor stairway is unable to close properly. Replacement of the doors on bedrooms will add to the feeling of security by providing more privacy. Replacement of the second floor hall door will provide an additional level of security
To aquire these changes, B. Riley must come up with a total of $15,000.00. How can you help? By contributing anywhere between $5.00 and $500.00