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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

826 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober living America is an outstanding program for recovery. I have been blessed to be here and a part of this community. My recovery and sobriety depends sober living America God bless you all

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE S.L.A. HAS GIVEN ME BACK HOPE AND MY LIFE BACK ITS A SLOW PROCESS BUT I HAVE GOOD PEOPLE TAT ARE WIT ME EVERY STEP OF THA WAY THEY WORK ME HARDER BUT I KNOW IM WORKING TOWARD A GOAL TAT I WANT AND NEED IN MY LIFE THANK YA S.L.A. IN CANTON AREA FOR GIVEN ME LIL BY LIL MY LIFE BACK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sober Living America Dallas 2 is where I live now, but about 3 years ago I was a resident in Spartanburg SC. By the grace of God on 10/16/2021 I was accepted back. Lucky for me I made some life long friends who really care for the well being of others no matter what there at SLA. One of those is Jason who was and is a huge impact on my life and sobriety. Thanks to him answering a drunk lost man's phone call I was able to swallow my pride enough to ask him if I could come back. Never one time did any of the people I made friends with then try to make me feel bad about coming back but welcomed me back. When my physician told me I wouldn't see 2022 because of Congestive Heart Failure and that my heart was pumping at around 11%-15% it really hit home. Having had previous experience at multiple rehabs and detoxes SLA was the only place that worked for me. I just wanted to tell them thank-you from the bottom of my heart for giving me another chance at making myself proud and having a purpose in this crazy life! Levi, Jody, Jason, Terri, John E, Wally, Anthony just to name a few. Now the doctors are telling me that my heart is getting better. I am working a full-time job with an opportunity to be a permanent employee, going to the gym and lifting weights, working the steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and making more life-long friends today! The staff here and at Dallas 1 are so helpful.. Jerry is such a great director and a positive impact on my sobriety. Thanks SLA! If you have addiction problems please give them a chance to help you and help yourself learn how to live a better life!

Happy Holidays
Matt C. -Dallas 2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has saved my life! Without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I have today! I'm so blessed to be in a place where the staff cares so much about my sobriety and pushes me every day to do my best. Great program and I would recommend to everyone who wants to get and stay sober! It works if you work it!

Melissa G.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Sober Living America September 2020. Before I came in, I had been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for 38 years. I am not the same woman I was when I walked into the doors of SLA last year. I was introduced to the 12 step program and I was lead into a relationship with my high power who I choose to call God. Because of the SLA guidelines and a few simple suggestions , living the 12 steps and having a recovery sponsor. i now live a life of freedom from addiction. I am able to love myself. One of the great things about SLA is their vision of NO money, No problem. I had nothing but a pack back when I came in. No money. They accepted me into their program with open arms. I am forever grateful for SLA.

Ryan C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America gave me everything I need to build a better life

Adam B.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has saved my life! They provided me with everything that I needed to succeed from work boots, clothes, food stamps, etc. Plus, the meetings they offer onsite as well as the facilities are on point!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SLA helped me to turn my life around. Without them who knows where I would be. It gave me time to focus on my recovery and start working on myself. Thank you so much SLA.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober living helped me transition into a sober responsible adult again. This program teaches men and woman how to be accountable.

Jewl J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Starting my recovery changed my life was the second best decision. Coming Sober Living of America was the first best decision I made for myself. SLA provided the love, tolerance, and leadership I needed to wrap my head around God's provision for me. Despite being gifted with people skills and decent intelligence, I was not able to build an independent life for myself. Not only did SLA show me how to simplify life and use these talents more effectively, they polished the talents and gave me an opportunity to do the same for others. I am thankful to have met so many people that believe in the new comer's ability to persevere and achieve. There so much more that can be said about this company and its transitional program, but to put it simply; AA may have turned my life around but SLA provided the vehicle for me to take recovery seriously.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program has given me hope and has showed me a new way of living sober and clean. I came in with very little, no self-confidence and no future. I now have a sense of confidence, i have rebuilt relationships with family, learned to love myself, gotten a relationship with my higher power and grown. This program is set up for u to make it, u just have to put in the work, get honest, and be willing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started my journey in 2019 I honestly wasn't serious about my recovery at that time I needed to deal with court consequences that is what first got me there. I did fail because of that reason and ended up worse that before. When I asked to return I was given another chance and took it seriously now I am approaching 18 months of soberity and now have accountability and reliability in my life. As a result I have good quality relationships with others and can keep the things in life I gained. I was invited home for Christmas not from a since of obligation but because my family wants me to be there so it will be my first holiday that I have attended with family that I am wanted in many years and I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.

Carson O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first got to the Atlanta 2 Men's Campus I was homeless, broke, and had no idea where I was going in life. This program has given me the tools I've needed and the opportunities I'd hoped for in order to succeed in life. They have been able to help me get a reign in on my addiction and enabled me to find a great relationship with a god of my understanding. They have done for me what I was unable to do by myself. A special shoutout to Kenneth Woods and Brandy Saunders who have helped me greatly and allowed me to grow and succeed alongside many others!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Jeff Davis. I'm a Regional Director for Sober Living America. I came into SLA May 7th, 2018. I struggled with drugs and alcohol since i was 17 years old. I came in looking at 20 years in prison due to multiple drug charges. The funny thing is I had been living a double life, teaching school and coaching football but drinking and doing drugs also. It took 28 years for me to get to the point of complete surrender. On June 13, 2018, I overdosed and died in a motel. I am very fortunate I'm not a statistic. I have been sober now for 2.5 years and because of SLA, I have found a new purpose in life. I have found a new career with SLA and helping others like myself.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober living actually saved my life it's self sufficient what you put in is what you get out of it it taught me how to take things one day at a time I've meet some great some people and patched up my relationships with my family I'm so grateful to be here

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program literally saved my life. I came here over 2 years ago broken, hopeless, and beaten down by my poor decision making and consequences of those decisions. I had nowhere to go and no money to get there if I did. My family was fed up with me and I was just waiting to die, speeding up the process with drugs and alcohol. They took me in without an entry fee and introduced to me to a better way of living. They welcomed me with love, patience, tolerance, and a discipline I so desperately needed to stay focused and sober. I found God through the curriculum and meetings they offered. They help me learn how to budget and save financially, and maintain and appreciate all the new material things and relationships God blessed me with in this new sobriety. I made mistakes and they loved me more and supported me through those tough times. If you really want to find a new way of living and not just existing, or just want to be sober, this is the place that will help you and give you tools for an unimaginable life. I am forever grateful for what SLA has done in my life and allowing me to see it happen to so many people who take what this program offers and applies it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to SLA broken and hopeless. They gave me the tools to pick myself up and learn to live life again. I am now staff here at SLA and get to spend my days giving back to a program that has saved my life. I spend my days helping others to learn to pick themselves up again and learn to live life again. I spent a lot of time at rock bottom thinking there was no way out and God led me to this amazing program. I can't find the words for how grateful I am.

D'Andra T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has played a major role in saving my life through recovery. Coming here right after right rehab was the best decision I ever made, and I am so grateful for all they have done for me. From the very first day I was here the staff has been caring, accommodating, and motivating. They truly love on you until you know how to love yourself, and even then, they love on you some more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has literally given me the tools to save my life ! From first day there they showed me compassion and respect . I would recommend this organization to anyone who is suffering thru the pains of addiction

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober Living America gave my an opportunity to do something different. They helped lead me to God and an amazing 12 step program that saved my life. On top of that, Sober Living America believed in me and gave me the opportunity to help others and give back what was freely given to me. I am so grateful for SLA.

Jessie A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober living America changed my life and I am very fortunate to still be a part of the program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America was suggested to me, and I am so glad that it was! I didn't know what to expect when I walked in the doors in Birmingham Alabama, but it was everything that I didn't know that I needed. I had never been really introduced to the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I needed the other guests to tell me that I wasn't alone and that, they too, had the disease of addiction. SLA was able to show me the path to recovery, and then I was able to show others that same path. I can't imagine where I would be today if it weren't for Sober Living America. They will always be my family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SLA has provided me the opportunity to better myself while also helping others. In my journey with SLA, I have continued to watch the company grow and make changes in people's lives and families. If anyone is looking for help they can definitely find it here. From housing to addiction education to job placement, nothing is overlooked. If anyone needs the help it is simply a phone call away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Sober Living of America a broken person. They have led me to develop a relationship with God and the 12 Steps. It has completely changed my life. Today I am sober, happy, and truly blessed with gifts from God.

Jody H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been battling addiction for 26 years. I was at the end and felt that there was no hope. I had lost my family, my home, everything. Sober Living America took me in. They gave me a job and a place to live. They taught me how to live clean and sober 1 day at a time. Now I have almost 4 years of sobriety and I work at SLA; giving back to others that come in looking for help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

SLA has immediately provided me with stability. I didn't have to worry about how to get a job or if it would pay enough. They provided. I didn't have to worry about how I was going to get there. They provided transportation. I didn't have to worry about what meetings to go to and how I would get there. They have on site meetings and off site meetings they take me to. Most importantly I walked in comfortable. The staff is just like me. They understand! They're real with it. Every body there showed me love from the 1st day! Oh, and the apartment is super clean and nice. Its not too clustered and I only have to share a room with one person so I can find peace in my room whenever.I highly recommend.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So we're living America has been a great great resource to me and help me find employment beatings and peer counseling and I really do like it here

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

am currently located at the Spartanburg SLA campus and feel like I have finally found the perfect place for me to succeed. I have been in several treatment centers and sober living houses in the past few years but I believe this is the perfect place to learn responsibility and work a 12 step program all while saving money and creating a sober network of friends. We have a new director Chase Norton who trained under Wally and he along with the staff here show tough love but are always available when we need guidance and direction. I would recommend this place to anyone trying to find a place to start a new exciting way of life.

1 Brooke M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place has genuinely saved my life, if you are willing and ready in your recovery it is the best place for you to go to truly turn your life around. I honestly have no idea where i would be without SLA and i am eternally greatful. I am in the Louisville campus.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Horrible, horrible place. Cold, unhelpul staff who play favorites with the residents, dirty rooms with few utensils and repetive meetings that were uselss. Every morning we had to watch the same video of Denzel Washington addressing college graduates. Some residents had seen it every day for SIX MONTHS. The SLA I stayed at is in Atlanta and the director is an imperious, rude and unprofessional woman. Thank God I found a better place to stay as I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I entered sla about a year ago in Jacksonville FL. Sla has changed my life. There is a director by the name of Joe that care for his guest and recovery more then anyone I no. This program has helped me with all my needs and helped me find the proper ways of life to stay clean. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to live a life without drugs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SLA is an awesome program. The Macon facility has been an amazing program to be associated with. They offer weekly covid testing and or covid vaccination appointments. Great meetings hall. I would definitely recommended this program to anyone seeking sobriety and a fresh start on life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sla saved me from addiction. It one of the best places ive been for recovering addiction. They help u with the steps of aa. Help u restore structure back n ur life. Im at the Greensboro 2 location.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been with SLA for 5 months , now. I am very excited about my growth and the restoration of my family. Through the kindness, acceptance and accountability of the staff at SLA, I am learning how to live life, sober! Thank you, SLA for your patience with me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place has been an absolute blessing helping me get back on my feet while keeping my recovery first...

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience here has been wounderful at SLA, i love what this program has in store for my future... i couldnt of asked for a better oppertunity

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SLA Colombia is a well run, guest oriented community where the Mission and Vision of SLA is of Paramount importance. The program is based on Putting God First. All staff are very helpful and supportive. A great program for Recovery.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It help me work and find out how I really was and find out what I wanted in life and how I can be a better person for my self and my family and friends life's good when you find a way out of addiction and sla gave me some tools to figure all this out one day at a time

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have nothing but the upmost respect for SLA this is my second go around and since I have been at the Atlanta location I have worked up to my 6th step and I have a HG and a church that I love. Ken and Amir are adamant about our recovery and truly show us love and tolerance. I wish I could leave 10 stars.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am grateful for SLA Atl 1. Straight from the start I felt at home. The staff are very respectful and they made sure that I received the best chance at recovery. They have a Big Book Study every morning at 9 that rocks. I am learning a lot about my mind state and the disease of addiction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America is a great place for recovery. Very welcoming, surrounded by staff who truly care and want to help take this walk in life with you. They go above and beyond all measures to make sure you get a sponsor and build a network to utilize for recovery.

Thank you, Nashville 1
Ms. Rose grateful
Recovering AA
Member

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Dianna , I am so grateful for this program they have been amazing and so understanding! My Director Recayah is awesome ! She’s so down to earth and has really taken good care of us here ! I highly recommend anyone in need of help to transition in life to contact Sober living ASAP they are all so kind and eager to help ! Love and Peace

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Name is Kenneth Howard.I am a resident of SLA. I came in January 7,2020. SLA has given me the tools I needed for My recovery. They got me plugged into God and Recovery. I came in broken and defeated. Thanks to them I have learned to be able to be a positive role model for New residents. To show them that it works if you work it and you have to want it. I am now employed with SLA as Guest Services. I love what I do and being able to show that it does work. I have graduated in July of 2020, and have been sober and clean for 16 months. Thanks to SLA, AA and my sponsor.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got to Sober Living America in Louisville KY and I really needed the stability and push that SLA provided. I have the opportunity to be around people just like me that have gone through the things I’ve gone through and understand. I’m learning to be responsible and to meet life on life terms sober. Highly recommend this program for anyone that wants to get better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober living America is great it has worked wonders for me. I gave my mind body nd soul. To the program nd its blessings upon blessings. I'm grateful for sober living.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm loving it here in Atl 1. So far it has been a good stay the staff is very respectful and they are taking care of my needs. I have gotten a sponsor and I will start work soon.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This isn't the first sober living environment i've lived in but i'm confident after just a couple weeks here that this is the one i will suceed in. I've lived in a lot of poop hole places infected with negativity and false hope engulfed in fake motives and i can honestly say that this place is different. The staff here are more than helpful and the vibe here is not just focused on recovery, but naturally make you want to give all to get it. This place makes sobriety attractive and fun. Jason and Recayah go out of their way to not only make sure you get settled in and understand all the rules and guidelines, but to make sure youre comfortable as you settle in as well. They set you up with the tools and mindset to strive for a better life. Honestly have no complaints and am glad and very grateful to be apart of this program. Forget other places. If you want to recover from a hopeless state of body and mind, stop procrastinating and get you ass here. The future's looking beautiful. Blessed.
#Louisville

Client Served

Rating: 3

This program is a good place to start over and together many great opportunities to change and become greater than yourself
#Louisville

Client Served

Rating: 5

sparta2 This campus of women have been amazing to me and I couching of a better place to recover and work. I have learned life skills and more about myself since being here. This ace saved my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

#Sparta 2.
I came here needing a fresh start in life. Again. This has been a great experience for me. I have met the most awesome ladies here. The meetings and the camaraderie of my roommates are helping me with my recovery goals.

Joshua B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been with SLA for about 7 months a graduate of the program and have enjoyed every moment of it it has been life-changing and a great experience did the director and staff members of the Spartanburg SLA great and helping people get through the hard time of addiction it has been a game changer and I have enjoyed every moment of it a great experience liar your read it come on Red John

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before arriving at SLA, I've tried these transitional sober living programs, and none of them had helped me as much as SLA has. Most of these types of programs are just work camps, but SLA is different and you can really tell the staff cares for the guests.

-Nate R. SLA

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a re-admit from a different location, but since I've been in Atl 1, I have received nothing but the upmost respect. They have helped me obtain a job and a new sponsor. I will recommend SLA to anybody needing help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a removing addictthat has alot oftrau.a that has been sexually abused and physically abused and mentally abused and been on medicine sine 2011 diagnosed with bipolar and second effective from trauma

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff at SLA is amazing and has accommodated all of my needs! They go above and beyond to make my time away from home in recovery stress free and exciting!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for SLA Atlanta 1, I literally had nowhere to go. I was homeless and broken. I was introduced to a sponsor from AA my first night here and I can truly feel the love and camaraderie here. The staff has been wonderful. I'm grateful my friend hooked me up with this facility

Client Served

Rating: 5

So far so good, I have only been here a few days but I feel like I'm in the right spot. I was sent here with nothing but the clothes on my back, and they had a clothing closet which I was able to get some clothes. My first day here I attended a Freshman Orientation which showed me that all I have to do is look at the next 24 hours. The staff here in Atlanta 1 have been a tremendous help. Ken, Amir, and Dylan have not hesitated to go out of their way to assist me. I have applied for Food stamps and will be working in the next few days. No Complaints here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

#Sparta2. I love this place. The staff is wonderful! Made some great sober friends that I will have for life. Without the help of God and this place, I couldn't have turned my life around and be where I'm at today!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff has been a great help !! They helped me keep god first, sobriety and be social with sober people. Staff are always available to help any time of the day !
#louisville

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm 14 months sober but I've been in sober living America before I had such a great experience I decided to come back the people are so supportive and I know I can stay sober here! Thanks Sober Living America. #louiville

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sla is an amazing place. It helps you learn how to live life again and through your journey you will meet some amazing ladies and gentlemen. #Louisville

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

#sparta2 Is a wonderful facility and everyone is so welcoming. This place really changed me for the better and saved my life and I am now in a great place in my life, I highly recommend SLA for a place of recovery!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Works 12 steps and provides transportation. #Louisville

Client Served

Rating: 4

My experience has been fine but there is some issues with people taking stuff but that's the men that you're with their all alcoholics and drug addicts and a lot of them don't leave that when they come in so it is what it is but you know I guess it's the best it can be with this many sick people around so it's helping me got my last resort so big blow where I am a really good to be there
#Louisville