On the banks of the Cumberland River, overlooking the practice facility of the Tennessee Titans, sits Chip’s Place. And at Chip’s Place you’ll find Chip Healy, ‘68, former All-American linebacker for the Commodores and a two-year veteran of the old St. Louis Cardinals professional football team. Chip’s Place is the user-friendly nickname for Transitional Living Inc., a sober-living community he founded in 2000 to provide a drug- and alcohol-free place for men to live and grow while recovering from their addictions. “This was an old fish camp,” Healy says of the seven-building campus. “They were a bunch of places people built after the war … little cabins that were a nice place to get away from the city.” Healy himself benefited from a recovery program 11 years ago and believes he was led to find the property for a purpose. A father of two and grandfather of four, he says a typical successful stay at Chip’s Place lasts eight months. The men pay rent and are required to work and attend 12-step meetings.
Find out more: www.chips-place.org
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