Sober living homes are group residences for people who are recovering from addiction. In most instances, people who live in sober homes have to follow certain house rules and contribute to the home by doing chores. Most importantly, residents must stay sober throughout their stay in the home.
Tanner House is located on Tanner Street, off Prairie Avenue, in South Providence, within walking distance of downtown Providence and near several bus lines. Many men and women have passed through its doors and found a path from the homelessness they had experienced to a more permanent housing situation. For a modest rental payment for their housing and a willingness to change, they have found an opportunity to examine their lives and develop goals for themselves. Ten single adults, along with a live-in house manager, live at Tanner House. Each resident enjoys a private bedroom. Common areas, such as bathrooms, living rooms, two kitchens, two porches, a finished basement with exercise equipment, and a fenced-in yard are part of their living arrangements.