Women entering the world after drug and alcohol rehabilitation are often vulnerable and alone, making it easier, despite their best efforts, to relapse. They need a safe haven from their old habits, and a peaceful and supportive environment that is very different from the life they once knew in which they can begin to build strength and self-sufficiency. These at-risk women need a place like the Barbara K. Brooks Transition House, where they can garden and grow. We aim to create positive outcomes on a daily basis, including:
- Breaking the cycle of addiction.
- Helping women find and live sober and meaningful lives.
- Encouraging the reunification of broken families.
- Strengthening the community.
In weekly meetings, residents receive guidance on setting and achieving goals for personal financial stability, education, employment, social interaction and spiritual growth. As part of their preparation for financial stability, each resident pays monthly rent from their earnings. They also share responsibilities in the home. Our residents also have privacy in a setting with two residents per room (only two women share each bathroom).
The Barbara K. Brooks Transition House is centrally located in downtown Georgetown, near public transportation and employment opportunities.