The National Sobering Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, bringing together a group with diverse backgrounds committed to addressing the needs of the intoxicated person who is frequently homeless and utilizes public services.
The Mission of the National Sobering Collaborative is to identify, develop, and disseminate translational research, best practices and policies, and education towards the formation and sustainability of sobering centers for the care of individuals with harmful, hazardous, and/or disordered substance use.
We are a coalition of mental health providers, homeless services experts, social workers, criminal justice, emergency medical providers, nurses and physicians who recognize the suffering of this population, and the impact that it has public infrastructure.
Led by a committed Board of Directors, we offer a forum for national communication and provide a platform for sobering care providers and stakeholders from around the country to engage in dialogue regarding care models, best practices, policy, and programmatic issues.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Shannon, President & Co-Founder – National Sobering Collaborative
- 2019 Sobering Summit Announced!
- Sobering Center Survey 2019
- Bibliography of sobering centers research
- 3rd annual NSC – Thank you!
- Save the date: NSC 3: September 30, 2018
What We Do
The intoxicated citizen is being cared for by a wide range of different services across the country. These are often jails, emergency departments, homeless shelters and sobering centers. We recognize the great cost to cities, the health care system and homeless services in providing care under this current model. We also recognize the frequently recidivist cycle that this system encourages and the suffering of those using these services.
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