What makes our program unique
More than teaching our residents to abide by the 12 steps of recovery, we impart practical life lessons, job skills, and help women build responsibility and self-respect that stay with our women long after they leave The Edna House.
we teach you how to live again
What makes our program vastly different from traditional sober homes or institutional recovery centers comes down to simplicity. We provide residents a safe, focused environment, in which women eat, sleep, and breath their own recovery. We impart personal responsibility through residents' ownership of the house and commitment to a structured daily life. And most importantly, we provide access to the recovery community that is the essential link towards making real, lasting change in a woman's life. Additionally, there are several aspects of The Edna House program that are ingrained in our mission:
Long-Term Means Long Term
You stay until you are healed; our program starts with a 6 month stay and there is no maximum length to your recovery at The Edna House.
Regardless of the Ability to Pay
We wholeheartedly believe that a woman's ability to pay should not stand in the way of her opportunity to get sober.
Sobriety is not a one-shot chance and neither is our program. There is no restriction on the number of times a woman can re-enter The Edna House program.
The Edna House has one of the largest and best alumnae groups that volunteer, sponsor, and provide fun outings for residents
Assigned a buddy
Shown the ropes - cooking, chores, etc.
Given rides to nightly AA meetings
Phase 1 (3 months)
90 days in communal living
6 daily in-house group sessions
Attend nightly 12 step meetings
Build a support system in local recovery community
Local volunteering opportunities
GED courses if no high school degree
Weekend visits after 2 weeks
Phase 2 (3 months)
Job skills training
6 AA meetings every week
One aftercare session every week
Less restrictive rules
Phase 3 (3+ Months)
More freedom and autonomy
Opportunity to become an Edna Alumna
Become a mentor to newer residents
Apartment-style living via our 2018 Expansion