Live Rite Recovery Homes

586.217.5899

about us

We established our organization in January of 2012 and are continually expanding. Currently we own and manage nine recovery houses in Macomb County.  We help individuals affected by substance use disorders live a life of recovery, growth, productivity, and healing.  Our staff members and mentors provide a service plan with experience, insight, and encouragement along the way in the journey of early recovery.

Our homes are safe havens, managed and monitored for long term recovery. We teach individuals how to live without mind and mood-altering substances. We provide our residents with the policies and living arrangements necessary for the cultivation of recovery. We help the individual develop a plan for a strong foundation for themselves and to commit to remaining drug and alcohol free.

In 2016, we established our non-profit organization, Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp. Our mission is to reduce the stigma and provide resources, education, and funding to the person and their families seeking recovery from active addiction. We have since obtained and opened a Residential Recovery Resource Center (RRC) in Macomb County that services the recovery community and the general public in Metro Detroit.  This is where we provide housing, job placement, substance abuse programming, education, and other assistance such as a food pantry and resale shop. Please visit our website to learn more.  

BRENDA MAKS, Owner


Brenda Maks, ABA, BBA, Licensed Realtor, Paralegal, Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM), PRC Facilitator and Entrepreneur, is a person in long term recovery for over twenty-two years. Since 1998, Brenda has been mentoring women in recovery. She has volunteered as an Activities Committee Chair; raising funds and organizing recovery related events, and continues to volunteer with the female inmates at the Macomb County Jail and the food bank with Forgotten Harvest. In 2012, Brenda established Live Rite Recovery Homes, for men and women in recovery in Macomb County. In 2016, Brenda founded a non-profit, Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp, to reduce the stigma and provide resources, education, and funding to the person and their families seeking recovery from active addiction. Brenda is the President of Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp.

brenda@liveritecorp.org

Meet Our Team

DAKOTA ROGERS, General Manager


Dakota has been a part of Live Rite since 2016 . He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University. 

Dakota grew up immersed in the principles and lifestyle of recovery, and is passionate about helping individuals affected by substance use disorders. 


dakota@liveritecorp.org





SARAH MATTHEWS, Peer Recovery Coach and Intake Specialist


Sarah has been working at Live Rite since October of 2019.  She is committed to assisting those that struggle from substance use disorder by utilizing her lived experience to help others. 


sarah@liveritecorp.org

SYDNEY SCHOLZ, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator


Sydney has been with Live Rite since July 2020.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Wayne State University. Sydney is passionate about helping Live Rite grow to reach new people.  


sydney@liveritecorp.org


ELIZABETH EDDY, Financial Director 


Beth started with Live Rite in early 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University. She is passionate about helping individuals affected by substance use disorders and contributing to the growth of Live Rite. 


beth@liveritecorp.org



ANGELA HANSON, Recovery Care Technician

Angela joined the Live Rite team in 2020. She is a person in recovery who strives to give back and help other individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. She has recently recieved her CCAR certification. Majoring in addictive studies. 


angela@liveritecorp.org
Drake Oxie, Assistant Case Manager


Drake Oxie has spent the majority of his life volunteering his service to the recovery community and organizing fundraising events for the addict/ alcoholic in recovery. Drake's personal interest in helping the addict/alcoholic find a new way of life has become a life-long ambition.


drake@liveritecorp.org