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Larry H
7503 Spafford
(Broadway Harvard)
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the project

Mr. Larry Holmes, the Executive Director of Sobriety in Motion, was the "go-to guy" when deaf male clients needed sober housing. Other recovery houses were unwilling to accept clients I referred from the program I managed at Catholic Charities, even when I reminded them of the ADA mandates. I know that Larry will continue to welcome deaf males in my retirement, as well as, all other males that need his services. My work on this funding campaign, as a volunteer at Sobriety in Motion, is my way of giving back to Larry and a profession that was a GIFT to me. Larry Holmes and his staff need a house that their 501.3c recovery housing program owns, not rents at an unfair amount. This will allow for a number of financial and space issues to be resolved. There are many available houses in the Broadway-Harvard (Slavic Village)Neighborhood. Owning their own house will allow them to have better control over space and safety issues, financial waste, etc.

the steps

  • 1-Find and a suitable house match in the Broadway-Harvard (Slavic Village) neighborhood that can be purchased requiring no more than 5,000 dollars deposit.
  • 2-Submit a proposal to a foundation willing to consider a grant for the project. Approaching a foundation with the assurance that financial support is already occurring is hoped to encourage a match potential.
  • 3-With financial support renovation of the house can begin.

why we're doing it

Mr. Larry Holmes, the Executive Director of Sobriety in Motion, since its inception, is committed to making sure that others, especially those typically overlooked and underserved, have the same opportunity to recover from addiction as he did. He has been in recovery for more than a quarter of a century and has been in the addiction recovery profession ever since he became sober. His mission is to serve those that many programs, sad to say, do not want to deal with-the veteran with severe PTSD, the deaf male who presents a language challenge, etc. etc. Brian Freeman, a volunteer at Sobriety in Motion, has worked in the addiction recovery field since 1983, and managed an addiction recovery program for deaf individuals, from 1991-2020. His commitment is to support Larry's efforts to assure that underserved and overlooked individuals are given the same chance to address and arrest their addiction. Losing a beloved son, an 82nd Army Airborne veteran to addiction is one way he feels he can honor him, as well. Brian was an assistant professor at CSU for 13 years and taught elementary through high school deaf students, in Cuyahoga County, from 1992-2008. Both Larry and Brian agree that the man who helped both of them get sober, Jack Mulhall, is the inspiration for their mission. Jack was director of Stella Maris, The Keating Center, and Freedom House and worked tirelessly for more than 40 years welcoming all, regardless of any so-called "differences".


Disbursed Budget 03.09.2021

$3,201.00 - down payment for a house to re-establish Sobriety in Motion recovery house

  Normal Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $3,335.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $99.00

Original Budget: 

  • $2,000.00 - down payment for a house to re-establish Sobriety in Motion recovery house
  • $20-25,000.00 - to remodel new recovery house
  • $3,000.00 - purchase appliances and furniture

ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $1,632
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.) "    $979
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $32,647
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    


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