Mission Statement

Social Model; Sustained Recovery; Safe, Clean and Secure


Meet Your Valley Sober Living Team



Lauren Klinger graduated from California State University, Chico in 2016 with a BS in Communication of Sciences and Disorders. Since graduating, Lauren has worked for both Valley Sober Living as the head of accounts receivables, and a Physical Therapy Aide for Central Valley Physical Therapy. It is Lauren’s goal to continue her fathers mission with Valley Sober Living to provide clean, safe, and healthy homes for people in the process of recovery.

Lauren Klinger

Owner / President

Robert Klinger


Founded Valley Sober Living in 2009 with the goal of helping a friend.  VSL has developed into a series of sober living environments in Stockton and Lodi.  The goal is to provide a clean, safe and healthy home for people in the process of recovery from the negative effects of addictive behavior.  Bob was a founder of the California NonProfit Center with the goal of helping low income families afford housing.  And, Bob was the executive director of Good Samaritan Community Services, Inc. and while there started the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

Lon has more than 12 years of experience with rehabilitation centers and sober living homes including Los Banos, Fresno, Santa Cruz, Stockton, Lodi and Ceres. Lon was formerly a CAS-1 (Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and a SLS 1 (Sober Living Specialist.) Lon has earned his stripes while working with the Salvation Army and with TLC (a large sober living service in the Bay Area.) In the past 6 years Lon has served in the capacity of General Manager of Valley Sober Living Inc. Lon is responsible for opening each of the six Valley Sober Living sites. Lon is well known and well respected in the AA and NA worlds.

Lon Strommes

General Manager


VSL's Office Greeter




Meet our newest staff member. “Rory” The VP (Very Personable) member of VSL. He is here to offer everyone support, compassion, and love when necessary for a successful recovery. Unconditionally, really! we can vouch for Rory so if you see him around from time to time. Make sure you say hello.

Improving Lives Through The Sober Living Experience

Our programs use a personalized real world approach to provide participants the tools and skills they need to actualize long term sobriety. As a Participant at Valley Sober Living, you will develop meaningful connections with new friends and partners. You will also create lasting relationships with new found friends. Our goal is to promote a harmonious community of wellness that retains a distinctive cool and inviting living environment.