People experiencing addiction recovery holding hands behind Root House logo.

Root House

Root House serves as a safe place, founded by Valerie and Mike Root in loving memory of their son, Damian. Damian’s legacy lives on through the compassionate work undertaken at Root House, where individuals find support, and a pathway to healing. At Root House, we understand the complexities of addiction and co-occurring disorders. We offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to the needs of adult males in Portage County who are grappling with moderate to severe alcohol and/or drug use diagnoses, alongside co-occurring disorders. We provide individual, group, family, and couples counseling, ensuring that each person receives personalized care and attention. Additionally, our dedicated team offers case management, peer support, and regular support meetings, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Root House stands out as a Non-Medical Community Residential program, ensuring round-the-clock treatment and care within a safe and nurturing environment. Whether you’re seeking refuge from addiction, navigating co-occurring disorders, or simply in need of a supportive community, Root House is here for you. Together, we’ll walk the path towards healing, honoring Damian’s memory every step of the way.


Phone: 330-296.2384

Email: [email protected]

Two men supporting each other during addiction recovery.


Root House serves adult males in Portage County who are grappling with moderate to severe alcohol and/or drug use disorders, along with co-occurring disorders. Our services are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of individuals facing these challenges, providing a supportive environment for their recovery journey. To get help for yourself or someone you know, call Root House at 330-296-2384.


Community donations are welcome for the following items:

  • Twin bedding: mattress covers, sheets, blankets. Towels
  • Personal care products
  • New basic clothing: sweatpants, socks
  • Fire pit, grill, mattresses
You can also make a donation online by clicking the button below or by mailing a check to 705 Oakwood Street, Suite 115, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 with Root House in the memo line.
A men's support group for addiction recovery.