Our desire is to create a safe residential group home, where women who suffer from addiction can recover physically, mentally, and spiritually. Currently, there is nothing like this in either Indian River or Brevard County, but the need is great. women who want to overcome their addiction need a safe and stress free place to abstain from their substance and focus on healing and recovery. They need to learn new coping skills, maybe finish their education, or find job placement.
Most of all, they need an environment where they are loved and accepted as they are while also given the motivation to be all that they were created to be. This will not be a half-way house, but a recovery house, with a structured environment and 24-hour supervision. It will be donor supported, so that no women are turned away because of finances.
Through faith-based recovery teaching, educational programs, and peer support, they will learn to serve others as they are served, make healthy life choices and be productive in their individual gifts and talents. The end goal is spiritual wholeness which will produce an understanding of their value in the eyes of God. Through this we can see families restored and communities strengthened.
On an average, 3 out of 4 women released from jail due to alcohol or drug related charges, will end up back in jail.
This is largely due to the lack of affordable treatment options that allow the time and support that they need to focus on their recovery. 90% of recoveries fail when people try to do it on their own, Relapses are common and can lead to long term incarceration, institutionalization and even death. Broken homes and neglected children are a common side effect which ultimately lead to a breakdown in our communities.
Everyone knows someone who has experienced the damaging effects that addiction can cause to friends, loved ones and even communities and we are committed to providing a solution for this. Our program will provide woman with renewed hope in their ability to overcome and the tools and support they need to break the cycle of relapse and pursue healthy and productive lives for themselves and their families.