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Living Ark

Jim Krause


Elk River

Genders Served

$600 Monthly
$300 Deposit

Living Ark is a “third step” community that welcomes you whether you are religious or not.  We encourage our members to get to know each other, to be good to other people, and to trust that everything is going to be ok.

Our goal is to provide you with a supportive, fun, happy, healthy, clean and sober home!


  • 2 double bedrooms, 5 single bedrooms
  • Living room, fireplace room, sitting area, office
  • 2 TVs, cable, internet, WiFi Kitchen, 3 refrigerators/freezers, dining room
  • No-coin laundry on site, 2 bathrooms with showers
  • Bed and bedding (sheets, blankets, quilt, bath towel)
  • Heat and air conditioning Enclosed porch, deck, patio, gardening area, 1 acre yard
  • Off street parking for all, 4 garage spaces for highest seniority residents
  • Approx 1 mile from a major grocery store, 1 mile from Alano, 1 mile from downtown Elk River


  • Must be sober for at least 30 days
  • If you are in outpatient treatment, you need to attend those meetings and whatever AA/NA meetings your counselor recommends
  • If you are not in outpatient treatment, you must attend at least 3 AA or NA meetings per week
  • Must get an AA or NA sponsor within 14 days of joining the program
  • Must be employed, or looking for employment each week, or in full time educational program.  While not employed, must do 20 hours per week of community service
  • Must attend a weekly house meeting
  • Must participate in random drug and alcohol screenings
  • Overnight stays away or curfew adjustments must be approved in advance by the live-in Community Leader
  • House and yard cleaning/maintenance are decided by the members with democratic processes, led by the live-in Community Leader