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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

228 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was a child when I realize what addiction was. No person should ever have to feel those feelings. I for one have seen my friends and loved ones struggle on a daily basis with addictions of all sorts. When my brother entered sober living America he entered it with an opened heart after going through a detox program. He continue to make great strides. Fell off course quite a few times but never gave up. And still to this day is fighting for his sobriety and understanding of his higher power. I count my blessings daily for sober living America and all the folks that contribute to this program. And I am blessed for all the people that I have meet through this program and have gained so much knowledge and great friendships.

Billie W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has impacted my life immensely! For anyone who is dedicated to the process of recovery, SLA has all the tools needed to help you grow along spiritual lines. The services they provide integrate you not only back into the work place, but also help mend damaged relationships, find a healthy network, and also leaves time for your own personal healing process. Now being a guest service representative here, I could not have done it without them! Forever grateful!

Robert C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Robert. I came to sober living america in October 2017. Im an alcoholic that hit rock bottom that lost everthing. I came to SLA with absolutely nothing but the clothes on my back, no food , work , place to go nothing. Diffently no hope of a chance at anything. I was accepted into the program with open arms and givin a chance. Through out my time here i have been able to actually live a life of Sobriety!!!!!! The most important part of my journey here is my Sobriety! The place to live ,food, clothes a job never would have come if i wasnt willing to work a true program. At SLA its all about getting you tied into recovery before anything else. I truly believe if i had not found SLA i would have never got this 2nd chance at life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my names Colby, and I am a sure fire proof that recovery at Sober Living America works! With being lost, desprate for help, and no where to turn, I found Sober Living America. They loved me until I could love myself again. Being from Alabama, and relocating to Greenville, SC., I was in a new, unfamiliar environment with strangers everywhere, and the staff members of SLA were right there beside me every step of the way, leading me in the right direction, and caring for me in the best kind of ways when I was at the lowest point in my life. I owe my sobriety to God, and to Sober Living America for not giving up on me, and believing in me. I have accomplished so many things through the organization and the help of my higher power. I didn't believe anyone or anything could help me, and they helped change that in the best of ways. Thank you, Sober Living America, you changed my life for the better, and for that I am forever grateful!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober living America has a kind and loving staff that really care about each individuals recovery on personal level. They are willing to go the extra mile for people with limited means and resources. Would highly recommend for the addict or alcoholic that's out there still sick and suffering. There motto Is no money no problem, not many places like that out there!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience at SLA has been wonderful. They have helped me to once again become a productive member of society through their work program. The apartments are clean and comfortable, providing a safe living environment. SLA has also reintroduced me to an amazing life working the 12 steps of AA. Overall, I can say my hope has been restored where my hope was lost.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America saved my life!!
Hello my name is Don I came to S.L.A. in December of 2017. I didn't know what to expect, the staff members were friendly and understanding, they quickly soothed over my apprehensions and settled me into a bed right away. The program of recovery is strong there. We are taken to awesome meetings, work and fun activities! I love this program!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has completely changed my life. Before I came here I was completely broken. I have had some recovery in the past but I wasn't doing it the proper way so I was just staying dry from Alcohol and Drugs. The tooks that Sober Living America has taught me has finally shown me how to finally learn and understand that I do have a disease of addiction and alcoholism but I am able to treat them both using the 12 steps of AA/NA as well as having a sponsor and working with others. I would recommend Sober Living America to anyone that is having trouble in their lives with Alcohol and Drugs. You just have to be honest, open minded and willing to make a change in your life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mason McRae, i am currently back at the Spartanburg SC location of Sober Living America. over the past 6 years i have been to several of the SLA locations, doing very well in the first couple weeks then falling short to my decease resulting in the ‘Inevitable’ relapse that in the back of my mind knew would come, simply due to the people i was around and the places i choose to spend my time (entirely my fault). The Spartanburg location is by far the best choice i could of made as far as coming back to SLA and choosing to better improve my life & my recovery. Its not just the location that is more in the ‘country’ versus some of the bigger cities, it is also the other residents but the amazing staff here and how they actually show there genuine care and concern for there residents along with their personal recovery. Everything thus far in this SLA location has been amazing and by far my personal favorite choice location as far as being in SLA goes. overall the people are great, the staff is fantastic, the director Joshua Posey does a fantastic job of overseeing everyone concerns, the apartments are nice; clean and well maintained, and the jobs we are initially put on thru the connections between staffing agencies and the SLA program are very good jobs that pay well and dont over work you that just about anyone can maintain to do on a normal schedule basis. to wrap it up, i honestly have no real major complaints with this entire process here.

-Mason Mcrae

Client Served

Rating: 5

I walked into SLA around 18 months ago, and havent looked back. This program saved my life. I was a hopeless, insecure, and spiritually bankrupt meth addict, whom lived in a victim mentality ALL the time. I was shown love, endearment, gratitude, and so many other qualities that had lacked from my surrondings for 5 years. I always thought drugs were the problem.. here i learned something even better, A SOLUTION. I am so grateful for this program and the people who are now my family. I recommend this to anyone WILLING to take the suggestions and follow simple guidelines in order to recover.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mark and I'm living proof that Sober Living America works. I came to SLA in May of 2017 and I was a strung out drug addict. I had the clothes on my back, no money,no food, no resources at all. I was immediately plugged into recovery and led on a path to getting my life back. I was taken to get food and clothes. I received help getting a job. I followed the program which included going to meetings, getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps of AA. I took suggestions and today I am 10 months sober and living a blessed life. Sober Living America saved my life !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi there my name is Jessica and I am a resident at the Sober Living America in Atlanta GA. Sober living America without a doubt in my mind has changed my life with the help of the 12 steps of AA and NA. I came here in August of 2017 and I was completely broken. I have met some pretty amazing people since I have been here. In December I relapsed and went on a run with another addict for almost a month. The entire month that I was out our director at the time Rene called.. Texted.. And facrbook messenged me almost on a daily basis to make sure I was okay. That is one of the biggest things that I love about SLA the staff at all of propertys are all in recovery as well so in hindsight she had the biggest faith in me and knew I would be back. She was the main reason I came back to SLA because I felt so much love. Not just from her but from the other staff as well and even some of the other residents. They dont just want to fill beds.. They want to help along your journey of changing and saving your life. Sometimes because Im an addict and alcoholic I dont like some of the rules that SLA may have but at the end of the day they are doing what is best for all of the residents here and honestly for their familes as well. If there is someone out there looking for a sober living community I would recommend Sober Living America 1010%. Thank you for letting me share and keep coming back!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober living America has saved my life. I have been here almost 5 months. I have not had one day clean and sober in 10 years until I came here. It is an easy program if you're willing to put in the effort required to stay clean. I floundered for a little while trying to figure out this was the program for me. I stayed, went to my meetings as required by SLA, took the suggestions, and started working my steps. Once I finally did that, my entire life changed for the better and all the promises I heard about in the meeting starting coming true for me. I owe my sobreity and life to this simple program. My family and I are grateful for the restoration of my life, sanity, and sobriety. I recommend this program to anyone that wants a new way of life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello there my name is Adam, I am new to SLA Clearwater but so far I have nothing bad to say about the program. They are teaching me how to stay clean. I am learning accountability and how to ease back into society.I have been homeless and struggling to stay sober for 7 years. I now have a bed and I am working. Thanks and have a great day, hope to see you at SLA.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Your Tampa facility is a farse. You have people running the place who havent been sober a year, who use power and excuses to throw human beings out on the street. You give them 5.00 and wish them luck. You people dont deserve donations from the public. You should be ashamed.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Do not get involved with them. I think that all of the positive reviews are set up. This place is horrible. It is not FARR certified which means that they do not meet the States requirements to operate. SLA was a horrible experience for my loved one. I wish that I could take back what happened to my loved one there. It will take years to recover from the trauma.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can honestly say that Sober Living America has saved my life. I struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism for so many years.... I allowed my life to spiral further and further out of control, until finally I was reduced to basically nothing.... I lost my home, my family, my true friends... I had allowed my husband to beat me down, both physically and emotionally. I lost my SELF. When I had nowhere else to go, Sober Living America invited me in and immediately provided a safe, healthy environment in which I could grow and heal, and begin to rebuild my life. The staff have been amazingly supportive and respectful. They truly know and understand the REAL struggles that addicts experience, and are available whenever and wherever their help and expertise are required. I really am truly, eternally grateful to SLA and highly recommend the program to any and every addict that still struggles. Thanks to SLA, my future is bright and once again full of promise.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is outstandingly effective! It's giving me the oppurtuinty to reconnect with what I once lost within myself. Honestly, the way the program works is amazing! Staff is always Respectable. I was at a point, where i lost most of my faith and dignity. Now i can say i have rebuilt my entire mind-set! I could'nt agree more with what the program is trying to do. it has worked tremendously for me and i know it can for you too!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

sober living of america has saved my life. i have been addicted to heroin for 6 years and have been through rehab after rehab. it wasen’t until i came to sober living America did io finally find the answer i have been searching for. I will forever be in debt to this wonderful place for saving my life. I have learned many life skills since i have been here. including what i think would be a must and thats gratitude. sober living America has shown me a new way of life that i will carry forward for the rest of my life. i have learned here that life on lifes terms is sometimes difficult, but now i have been given the tools necessary to succeed. my life will be forever changed. my foundation is now rock solid. instead of the sand i have lived on for years. GOD BLESS SOBER LIVING AMERICA

Client Served

Rating: 5

L. Taylor. sober Living America saved my life. I had tried several recovery programs, and they just didn't work for me. When a counselor told me about sla. I thought why not try it again. being on probation I needed help with all of that, but my lawyer was sent a letter of residency explaining the program and sla. reported my progress monthly to him. SLA. gave me suggestions and the tools to help me in my recovery. They found me employment through one of their staffing agencies, and provided transportation not only to meetings, but also work, shopping,and the food bank. I didn't quite complete the 6 month program, my mom got sick, and I had to go live with her, and help out. But I can truly say because of GOD, SLA, my sponsor, and the fellowship of the program of AA. I am living a healthy and productive life.