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 stays 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 women's life. Additionally, there are several aspects of the Edna House program that are engrained in our mission:
Our approach to sobriety puts the responsibility for recovery on the resident, her community, and adherence to the 12 steps, not on medication.
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 believes that a woman's ability to pay should not stand in the way of her opporunity 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 alumni groups that volunteer, sponsor, and provide fun outings for residents
Assigned a buddy
Shown the ropes - cooking, chores, etc.
- Given rides to nightly 12 steps
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
- Employment assistance
- 6 AA meetings every week
- One aftercare session every week
- Less restrictive rules
- Private room