Welcome home. Welcome to community. Welcome to life AD (After Drugs).
Those recovering from substance use disorders need a second chance. Addiction may have cost them their families, their jobs, their health, their homes, and their place in the community. Enter Safehouse Sober Living: safe, affordable housing full of positive role models and the love of Jesus Christ to help put addiction firmly in the past.
Safehouse Sober Living offers those in recovery reduced rent in a home near bus routes, grocery stores, and places of employment. It gives house members access to meetings of Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christ-centered recovery program. Safehouse Sober Living encourages positive community interaction through partnership with a local church and required community service hours.
Here's where we need your help. Opening our first Safehouse Sober Living house requires rental payments, security deposits for utilities, insurance, furniture, and a few other expenses. As you know, these costs add up. We need $10,000 to turn this dream into a reality. The bonus: if we meet our goal of $10,000 by the end of 2020, it will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. Your gift of $5 becomes $10, $100 multiplies to $200, and $500 becomes $1,000. Every dollar counts!
When you give to this Safehouse Sober Living campaign, EVERY dollar you donate goes toward putting someone in a Safehouse Sober Living home. There are no administrators or administrative fees. There is no paid staff. There are no advertising fees. Our dream is simply to let others live their dreams again.
At its core, Safehouse Sober Living is a house full of survivors offering each other a hand and "bearing one another's burdens" in love (Gal. 6:2 ESV). We pray that you will partner with us on this incredible journey of healing, restoration, and freedom.
A word on Safehouse ministries: Using Luke 4:18-19 as its scriptural cornerstone, SafeHouse (and its ministry predecessor) has served Lafayette, LA for nearly a decade. Safehouse has consistently shown itself as a strong, positive presence in the community by partnering directly with food pantries; soup kitchens; the local jail; and men’s and women’s shelters for those struggling with domestic violence, substance abuse, and homelessness. In 2016, SafeHouse founders introduced Celebrate Recovery to their home church-- and compassion for those in recovery has been their driving passion ever since. This will be the first house opened under Safehouse Sober Living with a planned expansion to 10 homes by 2024.
Luke 4:18-19 (NIV):
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”