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about us

We established our organization in January of 2012. We are continually expanding and currently own and manage eight 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 in recovery 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 in recovery and commit to remain drug and alcohol free, indefinitely.

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. Our objective is to obtain and open a Residential Recovery Resource Center (RRC) in Macomb County that will service the recovery community in Metro Detroit and provide housing, job placement, substance abuse programming, education, and other assistance. Please visit our website to learn more.  

BRENDA MAKS, OWNER


Brenda Maks, ABA, BBA, Licensed Realtor, Paralegal, Peer Recovery Coach, and Entrepreneur, is a person in long term recovery; for over twenty 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.

Meet Our Team
DAKOTA ROGERS, GENERAL MANAGER


Dakota has been a part of Live Rite for over two years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University, and will be pursuing a master's degree.

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





JON VITALE, PEER RECOVERY COACH


Jon has been in recovery for over five years. He has devoted his life to helping individuals affected by substance use disorders. He has been working with individuals in recovery for over ten years. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM.)

EMMA ATES, DEVELOPMENT/MARKETING DIRECTOR


Emma has been working as Live Rite's Development/Marketing Director since 2018. Emma is a person in long-term recovery, with over five years. Emma has an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, an Associate's Degree in Arts, an Associate's Degree in General Studies, and is in the process of obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development. She is committed to the growth and development of our organization. She is also a Recovery Coach.



ELIZABETH EDDY, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR & OFFICE MANAGER


Elizabeth has been with Live Rite Properties for over a year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University. Elizabeth is passionate about helping individuals affected by substance use disorders and contributing to the growth of Live Rite. Elizabeth is also on the Board of Directors for Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp.