Just Living Recovery: Sober Living in a Safe Haven

A nonprofit organization


Just Living Recovery (JLR) is more than a sober living home; it's a beacon of hope, a sanctuary where individuals reclaim their lives from the grips of addiction. Founded in 2018 to address the critical need for safe, affordable, and inclusive recovery housing, JLR is a haven specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, who often face unique challenges on their sobriety journey.

Located in the metro Denver area, where the cost of living can be a significant barrier to recovery, JLR provides a lifeline. We understand that addiction doesn't discriminate, and neither do we. Our doors are open to all, embracing diversity in every form, from gender identity to socioeconomic background.

"At Just Living Recovery, we don't just offer a roof over your head; we offer a community, a family," says Executive Director Linda Barringer. "We see you, we hear you, and we support you every step of the way. Our mission is to empower you to break free from addiction and rediscover the joy of living."

We believe that finances should never stand in the way of recovery. That's why our residents pay a modest $600 per month, which includes utilities. Your generous donations help us bridge the gap, ensuring that everyone has access to the transformative power of our program.

Join us in creating a world where addiction is no longer a life sentence, but a stepping stone to a brighter future. Together, we can empower individuals to rise above their struggles, embrace their true selves, and build lives filled with hope, healing, and lasting recovery.

JUST Living
JUST a place to be or become the real you, for those who have never known themselves.
JUST a place to live free from terrors of addiction, for those who have nightmares about relapse.
JUST an idea of community, for those who've never had one.
A JUST Living Indeed -- Kit, resident


Just Living Recovery (JLR) is dedicated to creating a clean sober-living residential environment for recovery and healing from substance abuse. With an eye toward equity, we support marginalized populations, especially LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.

Vision Statement:

We envision an addiction recovery community that is a sustainable, safe, residential option for people in recovery, welcoming all races, genders and sexual identities. Through self-empowerment, JLR residents find a sense of belonging on their path towards long-term sobriety.

Background Statement

We are here to empower our clients and help them reclaim their lives, free from addiction.

JUST Living Recovery is committed to providing transitional sober housing that is affordable, safe, and supportive. Residents are encouraged to work on a recovery plan to fulfill the goal of creating a sustainable model to help them move forward with their lives. Your donations make affordable recovery possible.

Our building is 90 years old and was previously vacant, the house has required many upgrades to provide a higher quality of life for our residents. These repairs have included:

There is more work to be done to complete the house and to underwrite the cost of living for residents on their journey to recovery and freedom from substance abuse.

Organization Data


Organization name

Just Living Recovery: Sober Living in a Safe Haven

other names

Just Living Recovery, JUUST Living, Inc.

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Housing & Shelter

Organization Size

Medium Organization


PO Box 150565
Lakewood, CO 80215

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Denver, CO, US