“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.
“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
“When I first came to The Cedar House I had no idea what a true friend really was ever in my life. Sure I had friends in high school but they were never there when things got rough. I’m the first girl ever who has been able to leave and come back into the house and with that being said these girls have shown me what a real friend is. They saved my life AGAIN. This program is about progress and learning to care for others, taking the ism (I, self, and me) out of alcoholism. There is so much more to learn and every day is a new beginning. I just hope and pray these friendships will always stay.” – Kelsie
“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
“My journey at the Cedar House has been an amazing spiritual experience. I have learned to be humble, to help other people, to be in a community and learn new things. My favorite new learning is gardening, which brings me peace. I have 15 months clean and sober and I have the recovery house and God to thank. I have tried to be sober so many times in my life and have failed. Along with my sponsor and all the programs The Cedar House has to offer, I believe in my “New” sober life every day. No more lies. I now know I have a purpose.” – Renee