P.O. Box 2543
Cookeville, TN 38502-2543
888-417-0233 - Phone Number
1) Women's Program - Temp out of service
2) Women with Children's Program
3) Men's Program -
4) Fax - 931-401-4670
5) Executive Director (Women's Application) - Lynda
6) Program Director (Men's Application) - Justin
Independence Again is dedicated to providing a safe, stable, and sober living environment for individuals seeking a healthy and happy life without using drugs and alcohol.
Upon admission, a mandatory entry fee of $320 for women and $335 for men
Ensuring financial transparency, all residents are responsible for a weekly payment of $160, accompanied by a household supply contribution ranging from $3 to $5, tailored to the specific needs of the house. Payments are due every Sunday by 4:00 pm Central, empowering our community to thrive in a supportive and accountable environment.
Services are holistic and based on each individual's needs. A licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor oversees the care of therapeutic interventions, with certified peer recovery specialists (CPRS) and trained staff managing the case management portion of the program, as well as the implementation of recovery plans and modification to goals. The support staff will also provide random alcohol and drug testing, program participation, and identity development.
We offer confidential housing for adults in one of our five local locations. The home provides therapeutic sober living, where individuals experiencing similar stressors can share responsibilities and live in a safe environment while rebuilding their self-esteem and regaining their independence. This Therapeutic Sober Recovery Home is more than just a halfway house; we provide all our residents with employment assistance, transportation, and recovery assistance.
Independence Again is a non-profit organization committed to addressing addiction and trauma through a unique, specialized approach not found in traditional sober living facilities. We provide residents with a safe, stable environment and high-quality case management services, all at no additional cost.
With addiction affecting over 25% of the population, Independence Again aims to dramatically reduce this number and reunite families in a healthy way. Our innovative approach challenges traditional ideas about healing from substance use and trauma, offering hope and foreseeing positive change as achievable outcomes.
Our organization fills a crucial gap in services for an underserved population, positively impacting foster care and the legal system. This, in turn, decreases the long-term cost of medical services and fosters positive change through increased social involvement and individual responsibility, achieved through educational and occupational goals.
Independence Again is dedicated to empowering individuals to reclaim their lives through personalized case management and positive treatment interventions. Our residents experience the benefits of residing in a secure and stable home that promotes accountability for life choices.
We are thrilled to introduce MRT as the latest addition to our program, eagerly anticipating its numerous successes.
In 2022, Independence Again made significant contributions to the community. Residents' direct tax savings averaged $204 a day, resulting in an estimated community tax savings of $603,432. With over $774,000 in added legal income and a $75,000 decrease in welfare burden, our residents positively impacted the local economy and tax revenue.
2024 GOAL is to save 10 million a year in costs to taxpayers!
Our residents' employment increased sales tax revenue by an estimated $30,000, while over 90% obtained and maintained private health insurance, reducing the burden on local healthcare systems. With a 90% success rate in residents obtaining preventative health treatment, Independence Again saved taxpayers an estimated $7,000,000 in cost associated with health insurance, taxes, incarceration, and putting money back into the tax system through employment.
Many of our residents cover their rent through steady employment, while families occasionally unite to provide extra assistance when needed. We invite contributions to support our indigent program and create more opportunities for those in need.
This program is funded in part by the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization that gladly accepts charitable contributions. Every cent you donate directly supports program development, ensuring that 100% of your contribution goes towards making a meaningful impact. Rest assured, not a single penny is allocated to administrative costs.