A Christ-Centered Ministry for Men
Affordable Housing for Men Seeking Freedom From Addiction

We seek to help men, and therefore families also, become free of addiction through safe, affordable housing, to help men obtain employment, pay off debts, & learn new life skills.
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Upcoming Fundraising Events 2024

Each year we host a banquet with special guests and we also host an annual golf tournament. These events are meant to be fun for everyone in attendance, but our goal for these events is to raise funds to help us make a bigger impact in our community!

2024 Golf Tournament

July 29, 2024
Windstone Golf Club (9230 Windstone Dr, Ringgold, GA 30736)

👉 Registration @ 8:00 am 
👉 Tee Time @ 9:00 am 
👉 Breakfast & Lunch Provided
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Finding Freedom Banquet

FEATURING musical guest Ben Fuller!!!

September 5, 2024 • 6:00 pm
Abba's House (5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343)
Click Here To Purchase Tickets or Become A Sponsor

Our mission is to come alongside those struggling with addiction, homelessness, and/or poverty, including all ages, race, ethnicity, and income levels, so as to regain stability through a relationship with Christ.

Why Do We Need Addiction Programming?

✓ Alcohol/drug abuse disorders are estimated to cost the United States more than $1.5 trillion dollars/year.

✓ 1 in 7 people will develop a substance abuse disorder in their lifetime.

✓ Only 1 in 10 of those with addiction receive treatment.

✓ Overdose deaths in the US has tripled 2019

✓ Programs like Friends House Ministries save the City/County approximately $960,000/year vs. incarceration.

✓ Men in the Friends House Ministries program earn and spend approximately $1.1 million/year in Hamilton County.

✓ When comparing drug overdose death rate by population, Tennessee ranks #2 in the Nation.

✓ Between 68 and 73 percent of addicts have a chance of making it to five or 10 years of sobriety, as long as they regularly engage in a program for at least the first year of their recovery.
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Drugabuse share


We currently have 4 homes that house 32 men. These men are required to work, pay weekly rent, and attend recovery meetings. They are also required to attend church as a group. Our homes are close to the bus line so men may easily get to jobs and meetings if they are without a vehicle. Men have come to Friends House through agencies such as drug court, rehabilitation facilities, judges, jail, homeless healthcare, and other ministries. We stay at 100% occupancy most of the time.

Residents are interviewed before acceptance and must be sober. There are expectations in attitude, behavior, and goals with which they must agree before entering. Violation of these expectations could result in loss of residency. We seek to do all we can to encourage success in sobriety and return to a productive, happy life. Residents cannot have a violent offense or a sexual offense charge against them.

Advantages of Friends House Ministries

✔ Peers
Someone who lives with you who understands and can support you as you grow

✔ Safe Place
A place to learn new life skills and practice them with others in the house

✔ Time
Time to learn more about yourself, avoid triggers, stressors, and temptations

✔ Accountability
Peers to hold you accountable in all aspects of your life 
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Men in class


Of Tennesseans are Addicts

Over 700k

Deaths in U.S. Since 2000

$600 B

Spent Nationwide


Annual Rate of Increase 


"I can feel my life and foundation becoming stable for the first time. My job, meeting times, and all the programs they offer have become a way of life for me. They have taught me living a life of sobriety is not a moment but a lifestyle. If people are serious about their recovery, this is their place."
Phillip “Flip” - Age 33
"6 months ago, I was on the verge of suicide. I felt I didn’t know where to turn. I was referred to Friends House Ministries. The meetings and the programs they offer are non-pressured, which makes me grateful for the way they operate. They allowed me to recover at my own pace. Now I have restored hope and goals for my future. I love the job they referred me to, and I initially planned on staying a minimum of 6 months, and now I wish to remain at least a year to ensure I am as stable as possible as I continue my transition."
Tracy - Age 56
"I came to Friends House from another sober living home. I needed a quality place to grow, and over time I realized Friends House was an excellent decision. All the meetings, the classes, and the structure they provide are what I needed. I have graduated from the program, and I am successful at my job. I have my own apartment, and now I am looking to get married in the near future. In one month, I will be three years sober."
Patrick - Age 30

How Can You Help?

You don’t need to be a former addict/alcoholic or even a man to participate in the mission of  helping these men who are recovering. You just need a heart for those who are seeking recovery and Christ. Here is how you can partner with us…
The only reason Friends House Ministries can continue sharing the gospel is because of the support of people like you. We need your unique gifting and skills to keep this work going.
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FHM is a Class 1 sober living ministry which means men need to be sober when entering.  If men need to seek ways to get sober before coming to us, we can point them to some of our partners in recovery. Class 1 also means that we are not equipped to dispense medications or handle some levels of mental health needs.  Class 2 or 3 organizations should be sought out if there are these types of needs.