Who We Are
Modeling recovery in a safe & sober environment for young men to LEARN to LIVE again though life skills, empowerment, and community.
Our vision is to reintegrate young men back into their communities & provide them with the tools of recovery that will stand the tests of time.
Our Team Members
Matthew Dale Bauersachs MSW
Founder, Director of Operations
Mr. Bauersachs is the Founder and Director of Operations for Learn to Live Recovery LLC. Matthew graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) in May 2019. While attending SIUe he was elected President of the Student Social Work Association and he was the Service Award recipient. He has accumulated over four years of substance abuse treatment experience at Preferred Family Healthcare and holds a credential for Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor II. He is working towards his CRADC credentialing currently. Matthew has been sober since January 3, 2011 which gives him ten years of sobriety and first hand experience. Currently, he is a co-house parent in the Joe’s Place Organization which is a non-profit organization that houses homeless boys in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District in Saint Louis. He also graduated with his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University in December 2020. Matthew is passionate about recovery and the impact it can have on a person’s life. Matthew’s philosophy of recovery is to “learn to live again” which allows residents to learn about themselves, live with a positive mindset focused on self-improvement, and find a recovery path that does not just produce long term recovery, but overall happiness and success in life.
Taylor Stewart BA, MAADC II
David O’Neill BA
Mr. O’Neill is the Resident Coordinator at Learn to Live Recovery. David has a communications degree from Rockhurst University. David has over 12 years of recovery experience taking men through the
12-steps. David has over 5 years of substance abuse treatment experience under his belt as well. David is passionate about recovery and sharing what he has learned along the way in his own recovery journey.
David also is an accomplished life coach, helping others find the motivation to make necessary changes in their lives. David specializes in working with young men and has had a lot of success doing so. With his combination of practical experience and clinical experience he could not be a better fit for Learn to Live Recovery.