About MSL

Why is MIDSOUTH Sober Living needed?

Living in an MSL center provides individuals with the opportunity to learn to live outside of the structure of a rehabilitation program while maintaining their Alcohol and drug free lifestyle.

Men's Facility

MSL provides an environment in which people who are living in the same facility also share a common goal: to turn their life around. This community support significantly reduces the risk of relapse and enables its residents to once again become contributing members to their families and of society. Individuals who benefit from this type of housing usually have completed a residential treatment program, are starting a new job, may need public transportation, but most importantly
need a safe and drug-free place to live.

Women's Facility

Each facility has an onsite manager to provide assistance and guidance. Policies and rules have been created to facilitate a safe environment. We encourage and allow the freedom to work, cook meals, own a car and attend to other essential needs. Additionally, First Step Recovery Centers provides aftercare treatment and a continuum of care through their trained and licensed staff. A community nutritionist offers tips and meal suggestions to encourage eating healthier, which is good for body, mind and spirit. Other recovering individuals in the community volunteer and share their experiences, strengths and hope which helps the residents identify with them and look forward to their own healthy future.

Women's Facility

How is MIDSOUTH Sober Living funded?

MSL is funded primarily through program income, grants, private contributions, and special events. Please note that MIDSOUTH Sober Living is an entity classified under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax deductible. Consult your tax professional for more information about your potential tax benefits and deductibility.

For a detailed overview of Mid South Sober Living including but not limited to IRS 990, Financials, Governance, and Management please visit Guidestar


MIDSOUTH Sober Living Leadership

Walter Williams - Executive Director

Board of Directors
Andy Branham - Chairman 
Taylor Berger
Neil Bomar, M.D.
Mac Edwards
Michael Graber
Butch Odom
Katy Spurlock
Stephen Watts
Dan Winnett
Timothy Wheat

MIDSOUTH Sober Living Partnerships

Funders and Sponsors
Canale Foundation
City of Memphis
Commercial Bank & Trust
The Farmer Restaurant
Goodlett Foundation
Plough Foundation
Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Partners and Friends
Church Health Center
Delta Medical Center
Families of the Incarcerated
First Step Recovery Centers
Grace House
Harbor House
Jacob's Well
Jericho Project
Lakeside Behavioral Health System
Memphis Recovery Centers
New Life Lodge
Serenity Recovery Cemters
Shelby County Drug Court
Shelby County Veterans Court
The Oaks at La Paloma
The Way at St. John's Midtown