May 15, 2017 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments
I am no stranger to addiction. I grew up in an alcoholic home. I became addicted to methamphetamine and used daily for 21 years. I have been to several inpatient/outpatient programs. I finally got clean this time on 4-24-08. I have dedicated my life to helping others find hope and a connection with God. I have worked for 3 treatment centers and this is the only one where I can talk about God if the client asks me to and the staff comes together to pray. I am blessed to be able to share my faith and recovery with an addict who has the gift of desperation that I once had and show them that their is a better way of life available to them. Getting clean and sober is only the first step on the road to recovery. At Her House we work with the women to find their core issues as to why they started wanting to numb their feelings. The staff work with the clients individually to help them find hope and a way out of their own personal hell. Clients learn about the addiction and how to let go of shame and guilt. This personally for me was a huge challenge, as my mom died from cancer when I had one week clean. The staff at Her House have overcome many personal challenges and are willing to share their experience, strength and hope with the clients. We have Alumni dinners on Sundays and graduates come to share their testimonies and struggles in the real world with the women. The Prado House has a welcoming warm encouraging atmosphere in a home-like setting. We care for the women as if they are our own family.
Kathy Martin, RAS
His House / New Creation