I am Jackie G. and I was a resident at the Edna house from September 2004 until January 2006. Going into a halfway house was the last thing I wanted to do and it turned out to be the first good decision I made for my life. My addiction had left my life in utter despair. I couldn’t see anything good in living. My children, home, job…all gone, I had no desire to participate in my own life. While in the Edna House, I was shown how to take care of basic necessities, while given a firm foundation in recovery. I learned to deal with the ups and downs of life without alcohol. There were women in the AA community who gave their time in groups and drive us to meetings. The relationships I have formed since getting sober have been irreplaceable. There are no words to express my gratitude to the Edna House for my beginning road to recovery. I believe I wouldn’t have the life I have today if not for my foundation which began in that house.  Although life hasn’t been without its trials and challenges, I use the basic recovery tools I learned from the program to this day. I know that for this alcoholic, it was necessary to have an extended program where I could begin my journey into a healthy life. I am truly grateful for the Edna House and all they have done for me.

~ Jackie G. 2004-2006