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Sober Living America Inc

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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 15 locations in the Southeast and housing more than 800 residents, Sober Living America strives to provide a hand up for those who want a sober, productive life.

Results: 80,000 Families Served 15 Locations 800 Beds Serving over 5,000 families annually

Target demographics: homeless/destitute suffering with substance abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000families suffering the pains of addiction

Geographic areas served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee

Programs: Housing, education (recovery, spiritual, and life skills), Jobs programs, transportation services

Community Stories

305 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Marietta Location of Sober Living America Helped me when I was really in need of a place to go. I am glad that they did not give up on me here and that I was able to come back when I had messed up because many places kick people out and I don't think if I was able to come back I would be in a better position. Today I am doing well and I am happy that I don't have to use drugs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To be honest, this was the last SLA location I wanted to go to. When I first got here I had problems with some of the people and was skeptical about staying. Thankfully I have positive people in my circle that told me to pray and stay grounded. Needless to say I'm happy I took their advice. It turned out to be the best decision I've made in a long time . I found a great church, friends and people I can call family. Oh yeah the area is "homey" as well. Everything is convenient for me ie: gym, church, work, and stores. Because of this location I was able to get my mental health issues handled. Even though, they're days I want to rage , but that's just life and I've learned how to cope with difficult situations. I would definitely refer people that are in need of sobriety to this location.

Client Served

Rating: 4

while here at SLA. I was able to get connected with aa and na meetings,get a sponsor and work the 12 steps of the program. SLA got me connected with a job and upon my completion of the program I reconnected with my field of work and became an independent living recipient. so within the next few months I will possibly be moving into my own place and continue to be a strong part of SLA to let the new comers know that it can be done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thankful for a program that accepts you for who you Are. They give you the tools you need to become a productive member of society, and to live a clean and sober life. The staff here is amazing! Rebecca, Shannon, Bart, Louie, and Tripp do an excellent job, and truly genuinely care about each and every one of us! Thank you sober living of America!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober living of America is a great program. They were willing to give me a chance at life and then also a second chance. I am very grateful for the staff and all the help and support they have given me. I am currently a participant in the pinnacle program. Without being enrolled in this program I would have never talked about myself or my problems with ANYONE. I talk to a therapist three times a week. Speaking with my therapist has really helped me with feeling okay with myself. We have successfully identified my character defects and are working daily on fixing said character defects.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thankful for a program that offer services like this for no money and no insurance up front. Especially considering how much they provide you with. This place helped my sister in her time of need when nobody else could.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They provide you with all the necessities you need to survive and they give you the tools you need to stay sober. Great place to be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was welcomed with opened arms, With no money knowing I had no money. They put me to work within a week. In 5 weeks I was at a true zero. I have a good roommate and I get along with my house senior. I have had no confrontations with no one.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SLA has been a great experience for me. They have shown me how it is possible to live a happy life sober. I strongly recommend this program to anyone who thinks they can not get out of the loop of drugs and alcohol. It is possible! Falling down is a part of life, getting up is living...

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a conversation with Ms. Annie regarding her disrespect and derogatory language towards residents. I informed her that no matter what the color of the person is they all deserve respect. I told her that this is her last warning, Discrimination use of derogatory language and disrespect to the residents will not be tolerated and if it happens again, she will be invited to leave. She stated that this will not happen again so she knows the consequences if it does.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I must say, SLA in SC, Columbia has been amazing. Thur out my stay I have been safe, sheltered and extremely happy with the housing, clients, and staff. The staff takes my sobriety recovery very very serious. I am tested often and evaluated often to make sure that I am taking my sobriety seriously. For there are millions of others that could have my spot if I don't. Sometimes I am not sure how I could clothe myself if I was not able to be provided transportation and a job to help me thru. The facility is kept clean and monitored daily for safety purposes, and I am grateful for that. Overall I am very pleased with SLA of Columbia in SC and so thankful that I have been chosen to be here. Staff is great and the facility is amazing. Thank you, SLA for helping me to redeem myself and life. I could not have made a better choice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When i arrived at sober living america i was greeted by the director Scott which i knew from a program before. To see the difference in him and the love he shows for the clients in the program is truly amazing. I am in the pinnacle program which is a 30 day program that consists of meetings, therapy, and close brotherhood with other clients. I finally feel like i belong somewhere and am welcomed and loved by the staff and other clients. I came in broken with no hope or motivation to do anything, and with the help of the staff and other clients I finally have hope and that i can get and stay sober and have a good successful life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into Sober Living America at the end of April, 2018. I have been to many sober living communities throughout my life and I can say with absolute certainty that SLA is the best, most recovery-oriented program I have been experienced. At all of my extended stays in rehab I have been catered to and enabled the entire time; However, SLA instead gave me the tools and opportunities to take responsibility for own life and recovery. A strong, structured program that is always willing to help when I need it instead of when I want it is exactly what I needed to finally get my life straight and I will appreciate it for the rest of my time on Earth. Thank you SLA, Cassie, Berkley and Ken for giving my mother her son back.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Derek. I was hopelessly addicted to all sorts of drugs and alcohol. I lost my life to alcohol and drugs. For nearly 30 years, drugs controlled my life. I would simply do just about anything to get my next high. After many relationships destroyed as my addiction progressed. I found my self spiritually,mentally and emotionally bankrupt. I simply could not control myself. I went thru several rehabs over the years always followed with return back to active addiction. Then something really special happened. I discovered Sober Living America. It has been an awesome journey during my stay here. It has done for me what I could not do for myself. Thru the 12 step program and church and the staff at Sober Living America. I have found a new freedom from alcohol and drugs. Today I have a choice that I once did not have. Thank you so much SLA for helping me achieve my goal of not living a life of deterioration due to drugs. God Bless You

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother had nothing when he went into this program. I guess its a faith based program based on the principles of AA and NA. They helped him get food stamps and got him into a job. I haven't seen him this happy in years. He is surrounded by good people and a great program. I am very happy that a program like this exists for people who really need the help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son entered this program a couple months ago. He didn't need insurance or money up front like a lot of other rehabs do. They have helped him stay sober for the last few months so whatever they are doing its working. Thankful to have my son back and thankful this program exists.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a graduate of SLA and 16 month resident. In my experience SLA is a clean and safe environment in which a individual can gain the tools to maintain a sober lifestyle if one is willing and ready to change their lifes, unfortunately most are not. In my time here I have seen several staff members come and go. The first director I had and the present director stand out to me as the most capable thus far, unfortunately there were several disasters in between. I suppose good help can be hard to find, but in my opinion leadership can make or break this program. I am fortunate and grateful today for what SLA has helped me to achieve and I look forward to continued success for myself and this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Clean apartment style living. Staff was very supportive, and helped me through many challenges by showing me the steps to handle all trials and tribulations without drugs or alcohol. I am living much better and have grown as a person and my friends and family are proud of me. This program is one of the main reasons I am where I am today.

Daniel James P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here down on my luck with no money from Chicago. Sober living America in Clearwater welcomed me with open arms. I now have a great AA network since they drive me to meetings every day and they helped me find a job immediately. I would highly recommend SLA!

Client Served

Rating: 5

During my college years I became an alcoholic. Like many others, the alcohol led me down a road that i never thought I would experience. After experiencing with weed i quickly moved on to cocaine. This pattern continued for a few years. Finally, after playing baseball throughout college my senior year I had to undergo Tommy john surgery. Post surgery i was received a prescription hydrocodone. This is where my life would change. Once becoming addicted and losing my father to cancer my addiction quickly got out of control. At this time , i entered my first rehab facility in California. After going to three more different rehabilitation centers i still did not quit. Sadly to say prior to going I was not ready to quit and had not hit my rock bottom. Soon i would find myself back in my hometown in Georgia. Finally, i discovered Sober Living America. This was exactly the kind of treatment I needed in order to prepare myself for the real world after learning to live a sober normal life. The things that the program offers really helps prepare you to enter the real world and be prepared to do so. It not only teaches you the certain coping skills that will you will soon realize are a vital part of staying clean. Sober Living America differed from the other treatment facilities that i have been in. The fact that they get you back into the work environment was the most helpful part other than teaching me to live a sober life. In my opinion, you can live sober but without the tools to proceed with a normal life you have to be held responsible for things such as rent, work, and other things that come along with living on your own. Without Sober living America I may not even be alive today. However, not only am I alive, Im living a normal life again holding down a steady job and remaining sober. All of the changes Sober living America has taught me helped me regain my families love and trust. Today, thankful for SLA and God I live a life that I once thought was out of reach and would never happen again.