1 We believe when someone falls into addiction it is only a chapter in their story, not the end of it. We know, because some of us have dealt with alcohol and drug addiction and are now living sober and helping others.
2 We know that the road to drug and alcohol recovery is difficult, but is also a place of finding hope and balance, which can be the foundation people need to stand up and embrace sober living.
3 We trust that one second chance can change the world. Our recovery programs and transitional housing have made a lasting impact on our community through sober living and the women we serve.
1 We provide healthy space. One of the first things that is needed in the path to recovery is stability. We begin the provision of stability for our women through transitional housing by giving them a safe clean space to live and find freedom. We help supply food and hygiene, as well as basic living needs.
2 We provide healing structure. In most cases, sources of addiction and unhealthy ways of coping can be traced back to traumatic experiences. In order for people to heal from these experiences and learn healthy coping strategies to live sober, we need to provide counseling.
In an Oxford study, 85% of the people in recovery who lived in a transitional house with support programs were sober for 2 years or longer.
They also had significantly higher monthly income, and significantly lower incarceration rates than people who went straight from a recovery program back into standard housing or homelessness.