Limen Recovery + Wellness

Sober Living Residence for People Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

Our mission is to offer a threshold to recovery and break the cycle of addiction

in service to our community.


Current Programs at Limen Recovery + Wellness

November 2019

Our main objective at Limen Recovery + Wellness is to help residents recover from substance abuse and start the process of living life drug & alcohol free.We work with each individual to develop a personalized recovery plan to help restore their life with family and community as sober men and women.  Our program for long term recovery includes the following:

Peer Group and Recovery Based Programs

Weekly Large Group 12-Step Peer Sessions led by Case Managers

Weekly Education Group i.e., Relapse Regression, Conflict Resolution, Spirituality & 12-step workshops and other various topics.

Big Book Study – either weekly (Women’s program) or as part of Big Book Breakdown (i.e., Joe & Charlie tapes, etc.)

Weekly Alumni Support Group Meeting.  We have a strong alumni program and they are a big part of our program.

2 AA Meetings per day (am/pm) 7 days a week - 1 hour 

Days of Hope Program:

Women’s program - Program based on Brené Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection: 10 Guidepost for Wholehearted Living. Includes: 1x monthly 2 1/2-3 hours & 1 weekend retreat & 1 Day retreat

Men’s program – Program offer residents time to find holistic connections with mind, body, spirit through activities, reflections and sharing.  Include: 1x monthly 2 1/2-3 hours & 1 weekend retreat & 1 Day retreat

Daily Mindfulness Meditations for both the Men’s program and the Women’s program

Bi-Monthly Mindfulness Training with Jim Walsh for both the Men’s Program and the Women’s Program

Sponsorship:Residents work with their sponsors at least once a week (review step work which cultivates opportunities to get to know one another), go out for coffee, and go to an AA meeting together at least once every week

Volunteer/ Service Partnership with other community-based organizations

Life coaching – 30-60 minutes per week, or as needed.  We provide comprehensive case management and help residents process early recovery issues.

Health/Wellness Programs:

Engage (or re-engage) with Medicaid and United Healthcare for existing health needs and preventative care

Connect with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) in the Wilmington area for history, physical, blood work, and possibly setting up appointments with specialists

Connect with mental health provider for any ongoing therapy and medication compliance and changes if necessary.

Connect with Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment provider for additional counseling services. 

Connect with Delaware Vocational Rehabilitation for help with eye exams & glasses as needed

Connect with a dentist -- dental care as needed

All appointments for residents are initially attended with case manager, and then residents go with one another working on negotiation/communication skills, self-will, accountability, & responsibility.

Connect with Food Bank on nutrition workshops

Physical Fitness - YMCA passes so residents can incorporate physical fitness in their personal care plan

Residents attend weekly yoga

CPR, first aid and infectious disease & precautionary control training.


Special Outings:

-          Longwood Gardens at Christmas

-          Autumn hayride-Fright land outing

-          Gratitude Service in November at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine

-          Labor Day Picnic at Bellevue State Park

-          Seasonal Sporting Events like softball, etc.

-          Hagley Tour

Each resident celebrates their birthday & notable milestones in sobriety

Personal Time:  In addition to activities, residents are encouraged to take time for personal growth and reflection

Education and Vocational Programs: No resident completes the program without employment or enrollment to continue education

General Education Development (G.E.D.) – obtain High School equivalency credentials

Delaware Vocational Rehabilitation:

-      Sign up with DVR (for help in seeking employment) where an assessment & treatment plan is developed.

-      When residents are ready for job search, they work with an Employment Specialist (through DVR) for help in finding employment

Year Up Program (Provides hands on skill development and corporate internship with stipend for individuals eligible for the program)

Weekly visits to Wilmington Public Library for job search and books

No one completes our program or leaves Limen Recovery + Wellness without a job or enrollment to continue education

Legal Compliance Programs (as necessary):

Supporting residents as they work through conditions of Probation if applicable

TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) – integrating criminal justice and substance abuse treatment systems with resident specific case management

Assist residents in keeping any legal obligations or court appointments



Community Outreach Programs:

Artisans bank for savings account assistance.

University of Delaware RISE program (2019)

Families Hurt, Families Heal partnering with Ashley Treatment Center (Fall 2018)

Treating addiction with compassion and kinship partnering with RCA (2019)

             Addiction related to families in partnership with TRIAD (2019)             


Programs in Development:


Family Education Program to support the families and residents to develop a heathy relationship and enhance personal recovery for all 

Interview and Resume workshops

Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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