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.

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
residential treatment, are starting a new job, may need 
public transportation,
but most importantly need a safe and drug-free place to live.
Each facility
has an onsite 
manager to provide assistance and guidance.  
Policies and rules have been created to facilitate a safe living 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.

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 
donations are tax deductible.  Consule your tax professional for more information about your potential 
benefits and deductibility.

For a detailed overview of MSL including but not limited to IRS 990, Financials, Governance, and 
Management please visit

MIDSOUTH Sober Living Leadership

Walter Williams - Executive Director

Board of Directors

Andy Branham - Chairman 

Robin Clochard - Secretary

Timothy Wheat - Treasurer

Willy Bearden

Sumeet Chahal

Mac Edwards

Michael Graber

Elizabeth Harcourt

Ami Kelly

Butch Odom

Laurel Reisman

Advisory Board  

Andy Branham - Chairman 

Bob Beck

Jan Brucker

Clark Converse

Steve Hornsby

Barry Lichterman

Larry Magdovitz

Robin Morgan

James Rasberry
Stephen Watts

MIDSOUTH Sober Living Partnerships

Funders and Sponsors

Partners and Friends

Canale Foundation Church Health Center
City of Memphis Delta Medical Center
Commercial Bank & Trust Families of the Incarcerated
Brooks Pharm2Fork
First Step Recovery Centers
Goodlett Foundation
Grace House
Plough Foundation Harbor House
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Jacob's Well
Jericho Project
Lakeside Behavioral Health System
Memphis Recovery Centers
New Life Lodge
Serenity Recovery Centers
Shelby County Drug Court
Shelby County Veterans Court
The Oaks at La Paloma
The Way at St. John's Midtown