Welcome to Better Way Sober Living, I’m Jeffrey Peterson proud owner of this company. Our company Better Way Sober Living (BWSL), is located in Saint Paul, Mn where I was born and a place I’m happy to call home. It has always been a belief of mine that we should aim to positively impact the communities we live in. BWSL is how I can best serve, while working on a cause near to my heart.

Not unlike many of you reading this now, I grew up in an environment that was negatively affected by alcoholism and abuse. It was a struggle everyday to put a smile on my face and go out into the world. These feelings during childhood have translated into a soft spot for those in need. Regardless of who we are, everyone deserves to feel safe and a second chance at becoming who they want to be.

My background in real estate and property management has allowed us certain opportunities. We are able to acquire some of the nicest sober homes in Minnesota. Thanks to long-standing relationships in the industry we can move quickly on R and R’s, repairs and renovations. Due to this we can operate at very reasonable expenses, which means we do not need to charge high-end monthly fees but can offer high-end living.

We encourage everyone to be the best they can be while living with us. Whether it’s joining softball in the league we are in, decorating the houses for holidays or working on a business plan for the next chapter in your life… all are welcome.


I’m Chip Bergeaux, program director of Better Way Sober Living. I have been sober since November 1st, 2014. I started out as a resident in a sober home here in St. Paul, MN. After a little over 10 months, I was asked to manage a property on the east side of St. Paul. I spent the next 15 months managing a recovery residence. Now, I’ve operated the front end of this company since January 2017.

My friend and mentor started mentioning the opportunity to open our own sober housing company. We set out to view a house and ended up purchasing the first home we viewed. We have since opened 4 more.

It’s helped me stay close to those in need of someone that can provide safe and stable housing that’s specifically designed for their early recovery needs. I have many life experiences that help with understanding what is needed on an individual basis. Since we are all different, the things we look for are a bit different; however, we are all in need of support, accountability, and fellowship.

We, here at Better Way Sober Living, feel we can bring some real value to the sober housing community through focusing on what we think is necessary: cleanliness, safety, and affordability coupled with very nice properties and involved and understanding staff members.

We hope to meet you and your families on the road to recovery.

Role: Program Manager

Phone: 337-371-7636

Email: chip@betterwaysoberliving.com