Magnolia House NH will celebrate our 2020 grand opening with our 1st annual fundraising event. We need your help more than ever to help these women who are fighting for their lives. Please join us in fighting this disease of addiction that we have all been faced with in one way or another.
We have set our goal at $55,000.00, the amount needed to fill the gap between graduating a rehab program and receiving their first paycheck (4-5 week period). With your donations, we will provide crucial services such as:
Weekly scholarships to women graduating from a rehab/detox program to cover rent until they receive their 1st paycheck. Every $250.00 covers (1) week of rent.
Food and Hygiene products
Clothing that is needed
Transportation for employment
Magnolia House NH, is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that provides a mental health alliance for women in recovery. Within this sober living home, all women are able to utilize set skills put into place, to maintain a healthy environment when a broken system has not been able to fulfill those needs. Many of the women have exhausted all resources and have entered a rehabilitation treatment center as a source of a means to an end, and a beginning to essential recovery.
These women have experienced setbacks in their recovery pertaining to relationships, legal issues, health concerns, and depleting financial resources. Although health insurance will provide the the ability to get professional treatment, and safe ways for detox from substance, there are not funds or services available for healthy living, Without that essential resource, many of these women return to environments that are unsafe. They face homelessness that enables relapse. Many do not have the opportunity to seek safe and sober living homes due to financial setback. Patterns of abuse are repeated when recovering addicts and alcoholics return to family. These patterns can ultimately lead to further incarceration as well as the demise of self and death. Just because the substances are no longer in their systems, many experience unhealthy setbacks because of the lack of will power, or the inability to gain the right coping skills to be reintroduced to their communities.
The Magnolia House offers the experience of giving the women proper tools and a recovery network to help them through their early recovery. These are not skills and tools that many family members and friends are able to offer. People believe that they are helping a struggling addict, when they are, in fact, enabling the same behaviors and refusing to change the environment in which their loved one is exposed to.
Recovering women that are returned to the streets after rehab, will inevitably be highly susceptible to an overdose and an untimely death at this stage.
Sober living offers the addict in recovery a fighting chance to a life that they never thought could be achieved. The type of environment that The Magnolia House offers, gives them the tools, social support, and the safety that they need to treat their illness and develop self-confidence. This illness needs to be treated one day at a time, with the understanding that each and every woman that passes through The Magnolia House doors is important and of value to their own self, as well as their community.
Many women do not seek sober living due to financial issues. It takes approximately four weeks to be able to establish employment and bring in a paycheck. Women in recovery want to work. Women in recovery want to provide. They want nothing more than to clean up what they have made chaos of, and begin life again with a new reset. They are excited and eager. Women in recovery want to feel a sense of self and pride themselves to be able to laugh again and feel comfortable in their own skin. They want to feel joy when they awake in the mornings and a sense of relief when they lay down at night knowing that they have made it another day staying sober. That feeling is spiritual. That feeling is empowering.
The four week period without income, can feel defeating and cause a sense of helpless. This one faction, right out of the gate, makes them believe, in some senses, that recovery and building a healthy life is no longer an option. That period of time can prevent these women from being able to enter sober living, ultimately exposing them to the elements from which they have already had their suffering.