Midsouth Sober Living opened in 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee as a nonprofit facility for those seeking a transitional living environment after leaving a residential program. With two separate living facilities for men and women, this 12-step based home helps clients reintegrate into their communities and the workforce.
Accommodations and Amenities
One of Midsouth’s living facilities is a two-story house that can accommodate up to 12 clients at a time. Most bedrooms are double-occupancy, with the exception of the largest bedroom that is for three clients. The other living facility is an apartment complex with six units total, each fitting three to a space. Basic bedding is provided and there is a washer and dryer in both homes.
Rules and Regulations
Clients are free to work and use personal devices like cell phones and computers. Every client is responsible for obtaining their own food and transportation, and use of personal vehicles is permitted. The residents maintain all the shared areas of the homes, including the kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms.
The treatment at the facility follows the 12-step model and residents in both locations are expected to attend 90 group meetings in 90 days. Within a couple of weeks of moving into the facility, clients are required to have a job and have a sponsor within the group community. The facility does not impose a minimum stay, though six months is common.
The house manager assigns weekly chores to each client that may include taking turns cleaning the bathrooms or kitchen. Curfew is 10 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Clients who live in the apartments may be able to get a later curfew since that facility is considered a step down from the house.
Visitors may come to the facilities between 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. After two weeks of the program, clients may request an overnight or weekend pass from the house manager.
Though clients are allowed to attend meetings wherever they feel the most comfortable, the staff at Midsouth suggests a weekly community meeting and weekly relapse prevention classes. Weekly drug and alcohol screenings are mandatory at both locations.
Clients may create an aftercare program that includes either moving into Midsouth’s apartment complex or another sober living environment.
Midsouth Sober Living provides a safe, sober living experience for women. Though MSL provides basic accommodations, its main purpose is to help clients to eventually return to an independent lifestyle.
Midsouth Sober Living
829 North Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38105
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