Sober Living with Dignity

The Optimist Crew Sober Living House is democratically and mutually managed with the goal of supporting all members in maintaining sober living in a supportive family environment. We are located at 1767 Burns Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106.

For information and availability, contact us at 651.343.5625 or fill out the form below.

About Optimist Crew

The Optimist Sober Living House opened in November of 2013 with a six bedroom 3 bath, 4400 SF fully renovated home in St. Paul. In August of 2014 we added an additional house located in the same Battle Creek neighborhood. There is on and off street parking with public transportation available at both houses. Several rooms are large singles. There is a full laundry facility at both locations. Cable Television and utilities are included in the programming fees. The live-in managers provide leadership and orientation for new members.

Optimist Crew House Sober Services in St. Paul, MN


The Optimist Sober Live House requires the following requirements with the full list included in the formal agreement.

  • Must be male and 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum stay of 4 months
  • Comply with house rules and expectations
  • Applicants must be sober prior to moving in
  • Must uphold our commitment to being good neighbors in the community
  • Must attend one outside meeting per week and have a sponsor
  • Must attend one weekly house meeting
  • Comply with assigned house chores
  • Must comply with zero tolerance for violence or any kind of alcohol or drug abuse
  • No pets of any kind
  • Work, volunteer, or attend school at least 32 hours per week
  • No overnight guests


  • Conveniently located in the Battle Creek area
  • 94 & White Bear Ave
  • On the 70 and 63 bus routes
  • On-street parking
  • Convenience store within walking distance
  • Near Battle Creek Park


Home Features

  • Newly remodeled
  • Washer and dryer
  • Central air conditioning
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Covered deck
  • Large kitchen and dining area
  • Outdoor seating