Recovery Housing


Safe, stable, quality, affordable housing is an essential component of recovery from substance use disorder.  The department is proud to share the following resources for recovery housing, many of which we support in various forms.

For more information on recovery housing: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updated its Best Practices for Recovery Housing document in 2023.  As SAMHSA states, this document "outlines best practices for the implementation and operation of recovery housing. These best practices are intended to serve as a tool for states, governing bodies, providers, recovery house operators, and other interested stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens, reduce incidence of overdose, and promote recovery housing as a key support strategy in achieving and sustaining recovery."  Visit the SAMHSA website at this link.

Oxford House

Oxford Houses are safe, supportive housing options for adults at least 18 years old who are in recovery from alcohol abuse and/or drug abuse. Individuals must be motivated to live in a disciplined, supportive, alcohol- and drug-free living environment and able to gain employment or receive some type of legitimate financial assistance. Residents pay a weekly fee that includes rent, utilities, cable, and internet connection. The fee varies between $80 and $110 per week, depending on the location.

A listing of Oxford Houses in Tennessee along with vacancies and contact phone numbers can be found at this link.

Tennessee Association of Recovery Residences

Tennessee Association of Recovery Residences (TN-ARR) is a founding member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical, and supportive recovery housing.  They have developed a widely-referenced national standard for the operation of recovery residences. They work with and support 30 state affiliate organizations including one in Tennessee. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.  

Learn more about the Tennessee Association of Recovery Residences at this link.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.  Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.  CARF accredits Recovery Residences under their Behavioral Health Programs Community Housing standards.

Link to Accredited Provider Search

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an international accreditation organization with expertise in monitoring standards of care across many different healthcare settings.  The Joint Commission accredits recovery residences as a part of its accreditation of treatment settings.  

Link to The Joint Commission substance use disorder treatment provider search

National Sober Living Association

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence, support, certification, inspection, operation/management and training for 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes and Recovery Centers.

Learn more about National Sober Living Association members in Tennessee at this link.

Creating Homes Initiative

Through the department's Creating Homes Initiative (CHI), we have created and continue to create and support permanent recovery housing opportunities across Tennessee.  The list of TDMHSAS-Recognized Permanent Recovery Housing Options below will continue to grow as we issue new grants and community based organizations open new opportunities.

Agency Contact Phone County
Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center Nathan Zeiger 865-276-1201 Campbell
CrossBridge, Inc. Tina Mitchell 615-840-8888, ext.101 Davidson
Dismas, Inc. Kay Kretsch 615-297-4511 Davidson
E&C Housing Candace Locklayer 615-593-6581 Davidson
Renewal House Pamela Sessions 615-255-5222, ext.108 Davidson
Welcome Home Ministries Daryl Murray 615-309-7087 Davidson
Aspell Recovery Center Tammy Yosich 731-427-7238 Madison
Butterfly Moments Mary Laremore 931-802-9133 Montgomery
Recovery Trail, Inc. Toby Wagner 865-654-3884 Sevier
Recovery Community, Inc. Lyn Noland 615-569-3174 Sumner
Frontier Health Ginger Naseri 423-639-1104 Washington
Aspell Recovery Center Tammy Yosich 731-427-7238 Madison

Addiction Recovery Program

Through the department's Addiction Recovery Program (ARP), we support community-based providers who offer transitional housing services.  The list of TDMHSAS ARP transitional housing providers below will continue to grow as we issue new grants and community based organizations open new opportunities.

Agency Contact Phone County
Hope of East Tennessee, Inc. Gina  Peters (865) 482-4826 Anderson
True Purpose Ministries Pam Schleif (865) 680-3058 Blount
Pirate Springs Paul Hook (423) 476-4860 Bradley
Springs of Life  Cliff Branam (865) 406-4018 Campbell
Aphesis House, Inc. James Settles (615) 742-3463 Davidson
Center of Hope for Behavioral Health Morenike Murphy (615)756-4898 Davidson
CrossBridge, Inc. Tina Mitchell (615) 491-5850 Davidson
Dismas Inc. Kleopatra Gaiter (615) 400-7811 Davidson
E & C Housing Candace  Locklayer (615)593-6581 Davidson
Mending Hearts Yolanda Maness (615)385-1696 Davidson
Phoenix Rising Michael  Stratton (615) 485-5142 Davidson
Recovery Community, Inc. Kay Bradley (615) 569-3174 Davidson
Team 9 Home Care Inc Virginia Davis (615) 414-8218 Davidson
TruCare Transformation Patrick Starnes (615) 330-1832 Davidson
Turning Point Dennis  Harvin (629) 201-3476 Davidson
Welcome Home Ministries Daryl Murray (615) 309-7087 Davidson
Women of Worth Transition House Inc.  Kristy Pomeroy (615) 579-4566 Davidson
Freeman Recovery Center LLC Brooklyn Butler (615) 917-2544 Dickson
Damascus, Inc. Paul Forster (731) 445-5948 Dyersburg
Transitions of Dyer County Heather Wallace (731) 287-0461 Dyersburg
Abundant Hope Ministries Sherry Bailey (423) 254-1700 Hamblen
Teen Challenge of the Mid-South Jeff Cleator (423) 756-5558 Hamilton
Of One Accord, Inc. - The Mission O'Neil Greene (423) 300-9406 Hancock
Adult & Teen Challenge, Tennessee Valley Amy  Forakis (731) 926-2555 Hardin
Hope Center Ministries Brooke Touchstone (931) 296-9711 Humphreys
FOCUS Ministries Heather Allred (865) 694-3837 Knox
Steps House Inc. Tara Harris (865) 573-7152 Knox
The Philadelphians Prison Ministries, Inc./HELP House Barry  Sweat (865) 689-5833 Knox
YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley Hannah Brinson (865) 523-6126 Knox
8 Oaks Kesha Smotherman (800)576-4396 Lawrence
Buffalo Valley, Inc. Deborah Hillin (615) 975-0196 Lewis
Hope Recovery Center, Inc. Mary Kay Havranek (731) 784-4848 Madison
Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency  Barry  Cooper (731) 423-3653 Madison
T.A.M.B. of Jackson dba Aspell Recovery Center Tammy  Yosich (731) 427-7238 Madison
Discipleship House Dedra  Campbell (931)379-9609 Maury
Butterfly Moments Women's Recovery  Mary Laremore  (931) 802-9133 Montgomery
Room In The Inn Martina Condron (615) 251-7019 Nashville
Independence Again Lynda Loftis-Webb, LADAC (931) 510-9775 Putnam
This is Living Ministries Lindsay Holloway (865) 258-6193 Putnam
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Mikel Miller (931) 520-9576 Putnam
Greater Faith CAC Rachel Douglas (615)384-3730 Robertson
Doors of Hope Kathy  Wood (615) 203-5221 Rutherford
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Danielle Kohler (423) 241-2261 Rutherford
Recovery Trail Toby Wagner (865) 654-3884 Sevier
Adult & Teen Challenge Heartland Melissa McDaniel (901) 590-3786 Shelby
CAAP, INC. Myron Edwards (901) 367-7550 Shelby
Downtown Memphis Ministries DBA First Step Recovery Centers Grace Pipkin (901) 522-1002 Shelby
Grace House of Memphis Karen Morgan (901)722-8460 Shelby
Harbor House Inc Connie Ellis  (901) 743-1836 Shelby
Karat Place, Inc. Kimberly Morris (901) 525-4055 Shelby
Mid South Sober Living Walter Williams (901) 355-2727 Shelby
Patch Rose  Falkner (901) 240-7771 Shelby
Synergy Treatment Centers Sha McDonald (901) 332-2227 Shelby
TN Prison Outreach Ministries Thomas  Snow 615-870-1126 Shelby
Trinity Community Coalition Outreach, Inc. Linda  Segrest (901) 729-7180 Shelby
Warriors Center Memphis  David Vincent (901) 849-3333 Shelby
Women Ablaze Ministries Church, Inc. Linda White (901) 486-4353 Shelby
Lighthouse Mission Ministries/Safe Harbor Rachel Bowie (901) 382-8106 ext. 223 Tipton
AMERI-KARE INC Janie Ganaway (615) 547-4980 Wilson