Sober House Homeless Mission not only has a record of successfully helping recovering drug and alcohol users to become clean and sober. We are proud of our "Sober House Graduates", Sober House's record exceeds the norm for helping them to maintain abstinence.
The effects of the poor economy on the problem of
homelessness are escalating and are expected to continue to do so
over the next few years. In the year 2002, there were approximately
34,000 people seeking help due to homelessness. In 2011, that number
has increased exponentially to well over 100,000. Memphis has been
designated by the 2010 census figures as the poorest city in the
country. There is a great need for homeless shelters and Sober House
Homeless Shelter was set up to help meet the needs of our poor.
In the year 2010, Sober House Homeless Shelter serviced between 15,000 and 20,000 people. Currently, in the years 2011-2012, the numbers have continued to increase.
The Sober House Homeless Shelter is a private, non-profit entity that provides services designed to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. Pastor Larry Hunter is well aware of what a strong hold drugs, alcohol, homelessness, and depression has on the greater Memphis community. Pastor Hunter and volunteers at Sober House began by providing meals, assisting the homeless with finding places to sleep, providing counseling and various other social services. Whether an individual, couple or a family is facing separation due to addiction, depression, overwhelming debt, the Sober House offers help and hope.