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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

269 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has been very welcoming and very educational to my sobriety. I love the cleanliness and the structure of the program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for finding Sober Living America as a place for my daughter to go after detox. I truly wish that we had known about your organization the first time she came out of rehab. She now has a purpose in life, feels like she belongs, and looks better than she ever has.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother had struggled with addiction for the past 10 years. It was hard to get him into a place without needing health insurance or money up front. If you are looking for a treatment program for anyone struggling with addiction this is the place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hey my name is Robyn and I'm an addict. I came to Sober Living America in Newnan looking for recovery and that's what I've found. I came in with nothing, and now I have all the tools I need to live sober. Thanks SLA!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living of America has had a dramatic impact on my life and I have experienced positive results from my life as a resident here. My director Brooke Burke goes over and beyond her call of duty to make sure staff and residents feel comfortable and encourages us everyday in a way that makes us feel like we are needed and wanted back in society as upstanding citizens. The staff here in Louisville just cannot be praised enough as a whole. As a resident here I encourage anyone who has difficulty with life in general to check out Sober Living of America and give them a chance along with your personal willingness to allow the change to come into your life that you deserve!

Jason

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came into this program with nothing. I had lost my relationships, spirit and most important I lost myself. This place changed my life. It got me back on my feet, gave me all the tools to stay sober and restored my relationships. I am so thankful for this program. I would definitely recommend it to anyone struggling with addiction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has been a life saver. When I came to Sober Living I was homeless, broke, and didn’t know which way to go. I was in a 30 day treatment center with no money for further treatment. I knew I wouldn’t make it if I didn’t get into a long term center. I found out about Sober Living, called them, and they accepted me with no problems. Since I’ve been here, I have been reintroduced to Alcoholics Anonymous, found a sponsor, and strengthened my relationship with God.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Came to sober living America with no idea what my next step in my life would be. The great staff and friendly members of the community made me feel welcome and everything was going to be okay. I attend AA and currently living a sober life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Clean apartment style living. Staff was very supportive, and helped me through many challenges I faced during my time there. I am now on a new better path and would not be where I am today without this program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been in Greenville a short weak and when I came in sick and I thought everybody was full of crap when they said it would get better but each day has gotten easier and the staff is so supporting. I'm excited about my recovery and eager to see what the program has to offer.

Nathan F.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To say I came to Sober Living America with no clue would be an understatement! I came to Nashville in July 2016 from a 28 day program. I knew I wanted to change but did not know how, or if it was humanly possible. When I arrived Danielle and Mikel made me feel very welcomed. My Mother and Step Dad braught me in. We all sat in the office and they both answered my family's questions and concerns. Since then not only have I completed the program but I have been given the opportunity to help others. It has broadend my perspective not only in life, but about God, myself, and my relationship with others. I am forever grateful for SLA and the things I have learned here will go with me in every area of my life! Today I know that I am the problem and if I do not realize that there would have never been a solution! Thank you Danielle, Mikel, Brandy, and every single guest here that has helped me in my journey! Love this place and love you all!! God Bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the father of a 25 year old son, David, who became addicted to drugs while attending college. He dropped out of school his sophmore year, and the situation seemed hopeless. He had overdosed several times on heroin, and I was sure that I would one day soon have to bury my only child. The hospitals would help him get the drugs out of his system, and he would be sincere in his commitment to stop using, but he would always go straight back to using drugs.
After my son's last trip to the hospital, my wife and I prayed for an answer and were determined to find our son a long term solution. We researched the options available and decided that Sober Living America (SLA) may be the answer. When my son got discharged from his last hospital detox, we picked him up and took him directly to a SLA Campus.
We were met at the office by a caring staff, who allayed many of our worries, and took our son in and treated him like a brother. The staff not only made sure his needs were met, but required that he live a disciplined lifestyle. This entailed employment, keeping his home clean, and attending daily AA/NA meetings both on and off campus.
In a months time, David began to look like our son again. He looked healthy, had friends, and was working. Five months later, our prayers were answered, and our son graduated the SLA program. He was free of his drug addiction, had an AA sponsor, and had a great network of support in both Alcoholic's Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. He was working a good job and was enrolled in school again.
Thank you to everyone in the entire SLA community. This includes: the administration that made the admission process easy; the on Campus Staff that reinstilled our son's self-esteem; and the other residents that treated him like a brother and shared in his sucess.
My wife and I are deeply grateful for the help Sober Living America provided in saving our son's life.
Our prayers were answered.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel that this is a good program and it actually works if you apply yourself. I'm learning how to stay sober day by day and have transportation to my meetings and work. I now have a good support system and mending loose ends with my family to build healthier relationships. Staff at SLA has been good to me and I'm very grateful.

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

I came to Sober Living of America here in Charlotte, NC on April 10th, 2018. I didn't want to accept i had a problem and was very hesitant on being a a active member in the program.I will be here 90 days on the 24th of this month{June}.I have grown beyond what i i thought and knew I could.I have learned i am not alone and that there is help for a person like me.This program has helped me spiritually, mentally, and physically. I'm a better woman and mother..I have gained my family back as well as my sobriety .I can believe in myself and know Im going to live a sober life with the right tools and resources that Sober living of America has started me with and continues to help me as well as other addicts/alcoholics...We can and will maintain our sobriety and to be able to say and truly believe that is a privilege .Credit goes to sober living of america .I can live right and sober because of the staff that genuinely cares about my sobriety..Deidre, Justin, Paul, Kiante, and Terry have my respect and loyalty for everything they helped me with in my journey to recovery..