New sober living home may open in Upper Ojai

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
A husband-wife team of psychoanalysts is proposing to open a sober living home for women, at their current residence on a private lane off of Sulphur Mountain Road in Upper Ojai. And not all of their neighbors are pleased about their plans.
“My wish is for the local community to rally around these people who have been marginalized, and are trying to get on their feet,” said Kristi Walsh, Ph.D. She and her husband, Jim Mannes, Ph.D, have lived on the 6-acre property in Upper Ojai for 12 years. They have more than 70 years of combined experience in the mental health field, including marriage and family counseling with specialized experience in treating addiction.

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