Hope Manor – Sober Living Homes

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After witnessing the struggles other women were facing after they completed inpatient treatment and had to return to unsafe living situations or deal with the wreckage of their past alone, Roberts, a recovering alcoholic and attorney, felt moved to help. In January of 2014, Roberts opened a home for alcoholics and addicts who desperately needed a safe, stable and alcohol and drug free environment in order to recover from a life threatening addiction. Hope Manor helps women and men who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction to cross the bridge to sobriety and health. It is the mission at Hope Manor to provide an environment in which people can recover from the devastation of drug and alcohol addiction and progress toward healthy families and communities. Hope Manor seeks to achieve a stabilized recovery from addiction, renew family relationships, and help reintegrate each individual back into the community.


Although Hope Manor began as the only female-only sober living house in the entire state of North Dakota, the organization has now grown to include two more homes; a second all-female home soon was opened, and as of October 2016, an all male home was added.

Accommodations and Amenities

Hope Manor homes are charming historic, beautifully furnished two story homes in updated Craftsman style. Each house accommodates between 10 and 15 clients, with three to four people sharing a room, which is furnished with either twin or bunk beds. One home features a private tranquil back deck and courtyard setting complete with small pond while the others have a nice expanse of lush lawn and a fire pit. Smoking is permitted in a designated area outside the houses. Houses have back yard areas where residents often congregate and have coffee.

The houses have flat screen TVs, basic cable and Wi-Fi, towels, linens, paper goods and basic cleaning supplies are all provided. Residences are expected to purchase are prepare their own food in the fully-equipped kitchens and family-style dining is encouraged. Each house has a volunteer live-in manager and assistant, who are compensated with free rent.

Rules and Regulations

Women and men from 18 years of age on up are welcome at Hope Manor. All residents must contribute to the expenses of the house. A 30-day fee is approximately $500, and typically is paid bi-weekly. Residents must either seek employment or be enrolled in school. Special exceptions are considered, based on individual assessment and the current financial ability of Hope Manor. The recommended length of stay is 9 months, but anything over three months is considered.

Other requirements include:

  • Attending a minimum of seven 12-step meetings per week, getting a home group, a sponsor and working the steps.
  • Clients must perform all their assigned household chores
  • Inform managers of their departure and arrival times any time they leave the house.
  • Agree to NO alcohol / Drugs policy. (The resident managers at Hope Manor conduct random drug and alcohol testing during the week.) Should a client test positive, they must vacate the premises immediately.
  • Curfew: Hope Manor maintains an 11 pm curfew Sundays through Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Additionally, men are not allowed on the premises of the women’s houses and vice-versa.


The atmosphere is similar to an extended family, with the members forming family-like bonds with one another. Residents in our houses regularly plan barbecues and social events together. They also carpool to attend 12 Step meetings, activities, conventions and other fun events. Hope Manor pays for and takes residents to various recovery conferences during the year.

In Summary

Just because Hope Manor is the only show in town for sober living in Bismarck, doesn’t mean it’s not a class act. All of our homes really care for the the residents and we strive to make our homes self-supported by the residents, who become like one big family. For women and men who are looking for a 12-step-based, sober living house as well as a chance to build new and lasting friendships in recovery, this will be a great fit.

Welcome home!


Hope Manor
PO Box 1301
Bismarck, ND 58502

Reach Hope Manor by phone at (701) 751-4005
or by email at HopeManorND@gmail.com

Find Hope Manor on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Sober living homes do not provide treatment or counseling services. Sober living homes are also not able to provide care and supervision to severely physically and mentally disabled persons.

You can HELP! Consider:

  • Referring women or men to Hope Manor
  • Donating funds, or resources (call and discuss)
  • Volunteer your time (we welcome help from churches, clubs, youth groups, etc with help on projects)

What may seem impossible has now become a joyful reality for many.

Support A Resident in Need

One month at Hope Manor costs $500.00.  However, many of our residents cannot afford this amount in spite of a real desire to take action to receive the help they need. Plus in operating two houses there are always unforeseen maintenance and expenses that occur.  Today, we need you more than ever. Our commitment at Hope Manor is to the worth of every human being and together we are making an investment in human dignity.

Please make a monthly commitment to donate consistent support for a woman in need.  Your safe, secure online donation is tax deductible and has an immediate impact. 

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A wonderful article in Inspired Woman about the the mission of Hope Manor:

Excellent interview with Paul Williams on North Dakota Today Show