“As a substance abuse counselor, I am thrilled to have a place to send the women who leave our facility. I know when they go to the Cedar House that, without a doubt, they are going to be well taken care of. I have not seen a place that takes care of the body, mind and spirit as the Cedar House does. They offer good fellowship with each other and encourage the women in the vicinity to join with them. As a board member I am proud of what has been created and the vision of what is to come.” – Lisa P.
“Living in the Cedar House has provided me the structure I so desperately needed for my recovery along with the sisterhood, friendships, fellowship and how to live my life one day at a time. I have Now learned many new tools to take away and live a sober happy life. My spirituality and personal relationship with God is SO much more than I ever imagined possible. I am eternally grateful that God led me to the Cedar House. I now have hope for the first time for a new life and founding out who I truly am. ” – Brina
“I have always felt out of place. Walking into The Cedar House I found my sense of belonging. People who knew my day to day struggles. They did not judge, instead they embraced me. Without this community I would not be alive today. They have shown me a new way of living.” – Kendra
“When I interviewed for acceptance into the Cedar House, I knew that I needed a place to improve myself and find spirituality, or I would not stay sober – and the girls convinced me that they had experienced all of that and more. So have I. Lessons are learned just by staying present in the opportunities presented to me, whether it be gardening, 12 step meetings, conversations, working, or volunteering. I have been blessed with the opportunity to live in this space, and there is enough here – of everything! I am grateful to be well on my way to a new, sober, blessed life.” – Becky
“At the Cedar house women learn to become more self-sufficient by having responsibility. This applies to myself as I have made myself accountable to the Cedar House Foundation. They become productive members of society by volunteering in the CH food bank, getting jobs and learning new skills. Lastly, I feel they get a sense of LOVE from community from women of the Cedar House and Sisters of Serenity. I have learned that nothing heals my heart more than being with women. This is the most important element for me. Working with the women is a joy to me and very important to my own recovery. I wouldn’t be where I am today. Being at the Cedar House I have learned to heal, love and befriend all over again.” – Christina B.