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When I moved into the Safe Place at the end of 2015, I was what people in A.A. would call an alcoholic of the hopeless variety. Alcohol had influence over every decision and action in my life. I had tried many other things to get past my problems with alcohol, but reached a point where I was convinced I needed help if I was ever going to have anything resembling a satisfying life.
The staff at The Safe Place not only gave me a place to live, but provided me with financial resources, guidance in recovery, and encouragement as well. The staff here and the people I've met have given me the tools to rebuild my life. I can honestly say I now have a satisfaction and peace in my life I never thought possible.
I moved into the Safe place in 2014 after yet another treatment program, the 2nd that year. I was terrified of not being able to stay clean and sober. I was met with respect by the staff; I wasn't just a number. They opened their doors to me. See I was in pretty bad shape. I had handed away my business to drugs and alcohol. Didn't have much money and as you can imagine i had alienated myself from anyone who cared for me. i also had picked up a few charges in the process.
The staff there not only opened the doors to me, they gave me respect and support in all areas of my life. They told me the things that could do to be successful again, and spent countless hours listening and directing me through some of the scariest and trying parts of my life. More importantly they gave me room to grow, reintroduced me to a 12 step program, and held me accountable. I can honestly say that if i didn't move in there I really don't know how my life would have ended up.
Where I am at today. I am back in full swing doing what I love to! I own and operate my own business. My family is back in my life full time. My youngest daughter lives with me half the time and can trust me. i am heavily involved with a 12 step program. And probably most importantly am a member of the Safe Place Alumni Association where i can give back to an organization that has given so much to me. Thank you Safe Place.
Returning Recovered Men to family and community
The Safe Place Foundation has been helping people in early recovery since 1987 and has been at our present location since 1992. read more