“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.
“This has been an amazing journey for me to be a part of. The greatest joy is watching the women who come to live at The Cedar House blossom as they regain control over their lives that addiction had destroyed.” – Cindy
“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
“My youngest son died in a car accident when he was trying to get home. He and I had been walking thru recovery together and he had relapsed. When his car went off the bridge he was just 5 miles from home. I couldn’t save him but I can help someone’s daughter, someone’s sister or mother to make it home safely those last 5 miles. That’s what The Cedar House means to me getting someone home safe thru those last 5 miles.” – Patti O.