The Legacy Team: Sober Living in Los Angeles

The team at Legacy has extensive experience in recovery, treatment and sober living. The principles are hands-on and have daily interaction with the LEGACY community. In addition, we have on-site house managers at our West LA sober living, a community coordinator and operations manager to ensure we maintain a safe and secure environment for all.

Venera M. Blish, CCDC, NCRC
Founder, Executive Director

Venera’s recovery date is 10/5/1988. Her career started in 1991 at Cedars-Sinai Treatment Center where she was a counselor for several years, until the unit closed. From there she went on to work at several of the most prestigious chemical dependency treatment centers on the Westside of Los Angeles. She has worked as an inpatient counselor, outpatient counselor, family counselor, in-take director at a hospital program. She then developed Encore Relapse Prevention Education, which specializes in relapse prevention. She is a certified chemical dependency counselor and relapse prevention specialist.

Certifications

UCLA Alcohol and Drug Studies
UCLA Alcohol and Drug Counseling
National Board of Addiction Examiners
National Association of Forensic Counselors
Growth Institute National Certified Relapse Counselor



Jessica Earnhardt, BA, CCDC
Founder, Executive Director

Jessica’s recovery date is 6/10/1998. Jessica’s experience began with Promises Treatment Center in 1999. She has over 10 years experience as a counselor, the director of a woman’s program, the director of sober living facility and a private sober coach.

Certifications

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
Institute of Advanced Counseling



Kim Blish
Operations Manager

Kim is the one non-addict/alcoholic in the team. She makes sure the houses are running smoothly, maintains the inventories and oversees quality control.