Robert “Bob” Bostley grew up in Syracuse New York. He learned the cost of addiction at an early age. Bob had to go through many trials and tribulations before he was able to find a safe, caring, supportive and healthy environment for him to get and sober in. Before he found a comfortable place that lead him to his current success, he went through many different “sober livings”. As a resident at multiple different houses in his earlier times of trying to get clean, his experiences were nothing short of horrid.
Residents were using drugs and alcohol, the owners would cram 35 plus residents into an overpopulated 4 bedroom house in a terrible neighborhood. Not only was it a destructive environment, but the housing was extremely dirty and dilapidated. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that many sober livings are just like the ones described above and market false promises solely for profits.
After Bob was clean for a couple of years, he decided he wanted and needed to give back to community and do something very different from his own previous experiences at sober livings. This was to create an environment for men to get clean and sober in a safe, reliable, clean, comfortable, and cozy home-like place through a halfway house for drug recovery. Valuing community, trust, quality, cleanliness, accountability, honesty, friendship, courage, strength and hope, Bob founded South Philadelphia Structured Living, providing support for those trying to prevent relapse and programs such as a 12 step program for alcohol addiction.
The continuing support of this sober community and the invaluable connections made are the cornerstones of recovery. The 12 step principles are incorporated in his life and are the guiding principles at South Philly Structured Living as one of the best ways to prevent relapse, helping others grow from despair and demoralization to hope and purpose has become his passion and mission.
Today, his life has changed drastically from a life of suffering and hopelessness to a life of purpose, meaning, peace and contentment. He is extremely driven to helping other addicts and alcoholics experience the same exact thing at South Philadelphia Structured Living.