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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

253 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an awesome place for recovery. Great environment, great program. Gives you all the tools you need to live a life of sobriety. Truly a place that can change your life if you are struggling with addiction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came to SLA in May, I was struggling with my addiction to Methamphetamine. Even though I had a little clean time when I arrived, I was struggling with the cravings. Sober Living America gave me the knowledge that I needed to maintain my sobriety. They introduced me to AA/NA, got me working the 12 steps, and introduced me to my sponser. The community in Newnan GA has been an awesome place for me and my recovery. Thanks to the SLA my relationship with my kids and my family has gone from non existent to great!!! I will always be greatful to SLA for that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SLA is by far the best recovery program out there! Its has been designed to help an array of addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet and prepare them for a independent lifestyle where sobriety and healthy life choices becomes number one priority. They help the resident in every aspect of recovery, starting from the second they walk in the door. Everything from job placement, food assistance, NA/AA meetings, and everything in between that is crucial to the recovering addict/alcoholic is only a call away. The Staff here at SLA are also more then helpful, professional, and friendly to the newcomer who comes seeking recovery, guidance, and assistance. This Sober Living Recovery Program is Highly Recommended as it carries the essential qualities and tools that such a program needs to posses.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Coming into a program of recovery was the biggest step I made for my life. I was beat down, broken, and lost all hope for myself in succeeding in life. Calling the 866 number that got me a phone interview for Sober Living America was the hardest, but also most effective call I made for myself in a long time. They were so helpful and sweet, and tried their hardest to get me into a city that I would feel comfortable going to. When it was all said and done, i just told them to send me somewhere, and I would make it there somehow. I was approved for the program, and a couple days later I was well on my way to the best adventure of my life thus far. I got to the Greenville location, and the staff were so good to me. Set me up with the food bank, because i had very little money to eat on, and got me some clothes from their own closet! Who does that? These people did. They were the best guy and gals i could have wanted to meet. Being from another state, I was scared, lost and confused. I didnt know what to do. They took care of me though, that's for sure! They also got me a job, working at a place that i had no experience in, but have been working there and enjoying the part of hard working that comes with this place to. If you dont know pain, youll never know happiness!! Its been 5 months sense i got sober, and came into Sober Living America. They helped to achieve so many goals i had laid out for myself, and more! I owe so much to this organization, but really, they dont want anything in return. Just for me to try and stay sober, just for today. They help me stay sober, and get me to meetings, work, and the doctor when i need to go. Sober living America has provided me with more tools than i could have imagined getting. I can not thank the staff and people here enough for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime! Thank you Sober Living America, You guys ROCK!

Sabrina O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into SLA in the end of April 2018. It’s been a great part of my recovery getting me the resources I needed to gain a clear conception on the steps that I needed to take and in the near future. Between the support staff, on campus meetings, outside meetings and the willingness to absorb as much as I can and gain what I can out of this program I’ve grown tremendously... Thank you Sla and anyone who’s help me through my recovery

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Chris and my drug of choice was heroin. I have never known bondage, like I did then. This drug had my body and soul. I wanted desperately to get off of it. Even though I was slowly killing myself, I assumed that, this was the only way out of the abyss I had created. I always heard it would end in one of three ways, jails, institutions, or death. My will was broken and I made some poor choices which led to me being incarcerated for a short time. Upon getting out and realizing that I had been given a second chance, I decided that I didn’t want to live that way anymore. I didn’t have a job and n was broke. I was spiritually bankrupt. My brother kept telling me to go to AA and that somebody would help me. I gave in and went to my first AA meeting in years. I met someone and we talked after the meeting. I was asked to come back the next day. So I did, and the day after that, and the day after that. During this time I was getting to know the people in the group. I became hungry for the power of this program and desperately wanted what they had. By this time I had made a friend, and he gave me the number of one of his friends, and that friend gave me the number of one of his friends. I called and talked, and called and talked to people until I got a hold of Wes Coffee.He mentioned to me about moving into a long term recovery program. I was more than willing. I called SLA and talked to Cassie. That was a Friday
I was welcomed to stay here, no money down, and come as you are. Monday afternoon I was moving into an apartment at SLA, Columbia, SC. The staff welcomed me and immediately did a needs assessment. They took me to the food bank the very next day and found me a job soon there after. While I may have had 5 months “clean” time before coming here, I was not working on the problem. Alcohol and drugs were but a symptom. The problem was me. SLA took provided me with transportation to and from meetings. There I found other people with the same problems I have had. I got a sponsor and began working the 12 steps. Finally I have found some peace in my life.
If not for SLA, I would have ended up right where I left off. Because of them, I am now in a place where I am surrounded by recovery. My life is has been transformed and I owe it to AA, my sponsor, and the staff of SLA.
My name is Chris, and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Eric and I came to SLA addicted to heroin and synthetic marijuana. I used whatever I could get my hands on. I finally got to my breaking and called SLA from home in Albany, GA. I talked to a person at the call center and there choice sounded familiar. It turned out to be a childhood friend of mine who also suffered from addiction issues but had since found a new way of life and was actually working for Sober Living America. This was very encouraging to me because I know that she used the way I used and if this had worked for her it might just work for me. I came to the Lawrenceville location and tried to make a change. I did not take full advantage of all of their services offered and I relapsed. I have since tried again fully accepting myself as an addict for the first time and have found a level of sobriety and peace I never thought possible. The fight is not over though. I have the day that I am living in to stay sober. But with the help of SLA and a God of my understanding I hope to stay sober for the rest of my life one day at a time.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I came into this program three and a half months ago looking for a better way of living. I was warmed welcomed. I was introduced to AA for the first time. Right then I new I was in the right place. Started working the steps. I have had a spiritual awaking. Some days are better than others. I thank SLA for showing me a different way of life!


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im actually im 120 days in the program. Its has changed my life in so many ways, still is. Im grateful that i made the right choice and became a part of sober living america Atlanta Womans!! I love it couldnt ask for a better place to be in soberity with alot of amazing women!! -Lori Recovering Addict in Atlanta Womens!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SLA works hard to help people leaving detox who are vulnerable and in very early recovery, move towards long term recovery. They go above and beyond to help any person who wants recovery but may not have a safe place to go due to lack of finances or support. There are many people that would have to return to the street/unsafe/AOD filled environments if SLA wasnt available for them. They are flexible and easy to work with due to their offering different options for people who do or do not have money or resources to get help. Thanks to all of the staff who work so hard to accommodate people who have little to no hope for their future! SLA is a place where my clients can find the hope they’ve lost through their disease.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into this program 3 months ago not knowing anyone. As soon as I came to the Atlanta women's I was greeted by the community and it touched my heart when they said welcome home. I opened up in more ways than I though I could being here. Thanks to the director Eryka Thompson, and her staff I plan on staying longer than I thought I was going to stay.

Brittany C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America Atlanta Womens is a great place for me and my recovery. It has given me all the tools and resources needed to achieve great things in life. I have been introduced to several AA and NA meetings in my area to attend through Sober Living America. Eryka Thompson is a great leader and is ways there to listen when I need her. Her and Cassy Fausett also gave me the resources and tools needed for me to start my mental health services here in Atlanta. I am so grateful to this program and the people who run it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m truly grateful for the second chance at life and the opportunity to make something of my life that Sober Living Jacksonville has given me. I had reached a point in my life where I had nothing or nobody to turn to and it was either get sober or continue living my demoralizing existence. Sober Living Jacksonville has given me the tools to be able to live life on life’s terms and I am able to build a foundation for a life worth living. I’ve been to several treatment centers in the past but something about the community at this place is special and none like any other place I’ve ever been to. Through help of the amazing director and other incredible staff I am able to piece what was my life back to a place I never thought possible. I owe my life to this place. Thank you Sober Living Jacksonville! Jennifer Walters

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I arrived at Sober Living America, I was in bad shape. I had nothing left but a little bit of hopes to get better and to get my life back in order. This place helped me do that and in such a small time frame too. They helped me get a job, get plugged into recovery, and build a network. Today I have 4 months clean and sober, and don't know what would have happened to me without Sober Living America. I owe my sobriety to them and of course my higher power too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to SLA Charlotte NC, I was very grateful for this program and the people who are running it, my life was at my rock bottom and they helped me become the person i was ment to be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so happy I’m apart of Atlanta Women community! My life has completely changed. My family trusts me and my kids are back in my life! I learned how to get sober and stay sober! Thank you for the wonderful transformation in my life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Sober Living America broken and desperate. I was picked up by staff inspired and given a new life with a new way of thinking. I am now rebuilding relationship, making new relationships and actually LIVING!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matt Smeenk
Sober Living America is an excellent program for anyone looking to take the first step in recovery. They offer all of the tools necessary to work a program and stay sober. Great people and amenities

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had completed a detox program for heroin/Suboxone and wasn't strong enough to return home and be around all the influences. SLA in Greenville was an answer to our prayers. It was exactly what she needed. We love the staff there and the facilities are great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my 30 years of on going active addiction. I have been to four other treatment centers. All past visits to different treatment centers were educational but they were not really what I needed in my personal recovery. I left my home town of Florida with out knowing a thing about Sober Living America. Had not seen a website or reviews of the place. Just showed up broke financially and mentally and spiritually. To my surprise I was welcomed with a friendly staff. They made me feel welcomed and wanted. This place gave me a safe environment to live in and gave me the tools needed in a 12 step program and spirituality to succeed. The facilities were good and staff to get me back employed with a job and to meetings. I think Sober Living is a good fit for anyone willing to take charge in there recovery. You find work, recovery and a fun atmosphere to get sober in. I would recommend it to those who are ready for a life change in the right direction.