How we got started…
Temperance House began as a shared ideal among friends. As individuals in long term recovery ourselves, we saw an opportunity for improvement in the SoFlo sober living scene, where so many people whom we deeply cared for were entering a critical stage in their recovery. The goal was to utilize our own first hand experiences, the good and the bad, and conceptualize a new residential option that met three criteria:
a) It effectively addressed our common concerns, such as providing accountability and structure without minimizing personal responsibility, and leading by example rather than strictly punitive measures.
b) It created an environment that spoke to our values- Unity, Spirituality, Honesty, Trust, Gratitude, and Health.
c) It was above all a safe place to grow. Not just a transitional living location, but a home where, to quote the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss.”