Mission Statement Where the common denominator is love. B. Riley House’s primary purpose is to enhance the social, spiritual emotional, and physical health of adult LGBTQ+ persons, that suffer with substance use disorder. B. Riley House provides a safe, tolerant, culturally sensitive and affirming living space in a clean and sober environment with emphasis on structure, routine and spiritual practices utilizing the 12-step approach.
B. Riley House was founded in 2016 by Rafael “Tony” Correa to meet the needs of the LGTBQ+ community for a safe, affirming and tolerant recovery environment. B. Riley House operates its program based on the Therapeutic Community Model and is the only recovery house in Cuyahoga County serving the target population of the LGBTQ+ recovering adults. Since its inception it has served over two hundred (200) people.
B. Riley House comprises three houses which serve as centers for its Halfway Program, Three-Quarter Program and Independent Living Program. In addition, 2020 saw the opening of the B. Riley Drop-In Center. Located adjacent to the original B. Riley House on Denison Avenue, the B. Riley Drop-In Center serves as agency for LGBTQ+ mentally ill, homeless and addicted population and offers a place where people can obtain food and other services such as linkage to treatment and mental health services to culturally competent providers. As a mental health drop-in center, we provide a friendly environment for people who are struggling with mental health symptoms to recover.