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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Counseling, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Join Sober Living America and Fight the Addiction Epidemic - Stand Up/Friends Care. SLA grew out of the need to provide a safe, sober and structured living environment for men and women who are beginning their recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse, regardless of their financial condition. Their target recipient is unemployed or underemployed, often homeless, and without the means to utilize expensive medical recovery facilities. With facilities in 6 states and housing more than 325 residents, Sober Living America strives to provide a hand up for those who want a sober, productive life.

Results: 60,000 Families Served 6 States 325 Beds Serving over 2,700 families annually

Target demographics: homeless/destitute suffering with substance abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,150 families suffering the pains of addiction

Geographic areas served: Atlanta

Programs: Housing, food, recovery, spiritual, and work development.

Community Stories

198 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tampa location!! Sober living America has changed my life this place has kept me from jail institutions and death!! The staff here Gary Julie Levi truely care about people and want people to succeed!! This place has structure and gives you the tools you need to succeed in life!! Would recommend over and over again!! - Chris B

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came to S.L.A., I had 3 outfits including what I was wearing. A couple sleeves of ramen, my hygiene and 25 dollars. I was picked up from the greyhound and greeted by smiling faces. Alexis and April. When we pulled up on the actual campus we had a brief intake process and was welcomed home. I started workin after 3 days at a day labor spot. Not a real fancy job, but a tool nonetheless. I was able to pay my program fees and still afford my cigarettes and food. They also helped me get benefits for food too. We had 4 scheduled meetings a day. And you can always find someone goin to different meetings if you get bored with the 4. Truth is SLA gives us rope, and we can either climb the rope or hang from it. The staff at SLA are people... Addicts just like us who make mistakes. I wasn't shamed and looked down on when I came back from my relapse. I was hugged and loved on and reminded that I'm worth it. We all been through the same kinda hell, we just took different paths. So whoever is reading this wondering if it's the right move. Call them, they will help and if you're serious this is where you need to be. God bless.

P.S. I left on my own for sick family.
They call and check on me to make sure Im safe. Christy Nemith helped save my life. If that aint love I don't know what is. These people were strangers that became a family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I find it rather troublesome that this has become a dumping ground. The staff at SLA does the VERY best they can. I know that I personally have given them a run for their money. I used and got discharged for 5 days. Christy told me to let her know I was okay everyday while I was on discharge and that if I needed anything to give her a call. Not only did she come and bring me a couple burgers she also took me to a meeting. She let me know that regardless of where I was that she cared. I couldn't find a ride back and called her. She sent a uber to pick me up. I have known this lady a total of 17 days and she has an extended more compassion then some friends I have known all my life. This place is truly changing my life

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a resident of sober living America it's proving to be one of the best choices I've ever made, in the beginning I didn't like the way I was loved on, however I now know that it was the best thing for me!! I was pushed to get a sponsor to work the 12 steps and to have Fellowship with the community... they got me a job and has told me how to stand on my own along with other life skills!! I started off at the Atlanta location, and later own transferred to Greenville so that I would be near my family!! I highly recommend this program for anyone serious about wanting to get and stay sober and live a great life!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the sister of someone that went to Sober Living. We had a really good experience here. This is the first place my sister Valerie has ever had success. She now is able to come back home and be part of our family again, and have custody of her two kids. We are so thankful to the Atlanta facility for helping our loved one so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with Sober Living America for over 2 years, and have nothing but the utmost respect for the leaders and volunteers who serve this organization. SLA is truly an organization that cares about the population they serve. So few resources exist for people struggling with addiction- and SLA's model was created to help thousands of low-income and underinsured individuals every year. In my two years of service- I have seen countless people make remarkable transformations- and go from hopelessness to true happiness in recovery. Like any recovery program- you have to be willing to do the work in order to obtain the desired goal. SLA gives individuals the unique opportunity to spend as much time as they need to really work on themselves, without the oppressive cost of traditional treatment programs. I would recommend this service to anyone in need of recovery help.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Well.... again this place has proved to be a joke and a game. Please don't ever go here or send a loved one here. It's a trap.. all they fare about is your program fees. They dont care about the residents or staff unless your christys friend or family. I'm in greenville and just watched my director who's done nothing but speak good about christy to us get thrown on the street with nothing really for what seems to be nothing serious in the blink of an eye. They cover up drug use, they select who gets kicked out for using and who stays. We just had a girl fail for using cocaine after only being back 6 days from a dischagre for getting high on meth. I mean really? But then a second later theh will kick someone out for meth or getting drunk their 1st time. They toss you out with nothing and dont think twice. They are not fair and consistent with anything. If your liked, you'll get a pass, If your a girl...chances are you can relapse over and over and not get discharged, especially if your pretty. This place really needs to be investigated starting with the money and then with the treatment of staff and residents. I'm in the Greenville location and just saw a perfect example. Christy, who does nothing but protect her friends and family come in on an ego trip, this was my first time seeing her and she is not what hunter described to us, i didnt see a friend or someone who cares, i saw someone with blinders on and nothing more. now this is the same person that preaches about gossip to the point hunter beat it in to our heads its her pet peeve with aqusations based on gossip and hear say.. just started aqusing. She just acted on ego and exercise her power and kick out a director and put him on the street with nothing and not a second thought. Hunter was not perfect at all, but he cared about us all, he just got fired and kicked out for back talking christy trying to defend himself, what I heard was she had an attitude from the start and he got mouthy. Who wouldn't when your boss shows up 4 deep like that, I felt bombarded and I'm a resident. This place was over crowded and often times didn't have money for gas and yes has drug use but that's to be expected in a place like this. We're told if you fail a drug test you get a 5 day discharege.. if your "in" or liked it doesn't apply to you and residents had to put their own money in to make it to work sometimes. Where is the $180 a week charge per resident going? Christy says she cares but clearly it's a front because I just witnessed her caring side. Other directors use heroin and steal and get placed in other city's then back on staff?!? They put these bad reviews off on upset residents, fired staff.. ect. Im sure they will about this, some are I'm sure.. Well im an active resident and im here to svae money and get on my feet so i try to stay out of it. But evetything that happened in greenville was a complete joke. How does someone who supposivly cares come in 4 deep, remove a director for "insubordination" and just dump him on the street? Then place a girl who has been getting high for weeks in his position? The other rumor was he had a girl in his room or something. Now i was at the night meeting when they got there but i saw someone with an anjenda and attitude when i got there. I mean i fekt bad, hunter didnt stand a chance. Then he's replaced with Kayla who was guest services who's nice and all but has less clean time then most of us, has been on suboxone for weeks. Kayla.. if you read this.. you need to becareful who you talk infront of or let know things.. your roomates talk. Anyways, Point Blank, they don't care unless your christys friend. She proved that by brining the charlotte director and this guy berkley who she post all over Facebook about being her best friend and this guy Kane who I know recently used because he was in my aparmtent. But is another best friend of hers. It is what it is.. I'm frustrated because Hunter didn't deserve that.. We as residents didn't deserve that again.

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Donor

Rating: 1

A very unhealthy and usable environment. There is no sobriety here. Sober Living America just uses people. A complete joke. Very sad that this place is allowed to be in business.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We partner with the Sober Living to employ the residents while they are going through the program. Sober Living has been a great partner for us and the residents are great workers that represent us well. Sober Living is a great program that truly gets their residents on track with a job and helps the residents get back on track and into the community. Highly recommend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to the SLA Greenville almost a month ago. So far everything has been amazing they took me in, and we're willing to help with the balance due till I could find a job. I ended up finding an amazing job with great pay, and amazing overtime! This program has been nothing but good to me! The director here is an amazing guy he does his best to accommodate everybody's needs, and is very serious about his job here. As far as the rest of the community here is great my roomates have helped me with items I didn't have comming in and have feed me every night till I can get on my feet. It's almost like one big family here everyone looks out for each other, and is there for each other when needed! This is an amazing place to come to recover that's if you are serious about it!

Jordan Sapp