"I moved into Ruth’s Way for Women in December of 2016. When I arrived, I was about 7 months clean, trying to get more time with my 4-year-old son, I was working at a get well job, I didn’t have a car, was making minimum wage and was filled with fear. This house provided me with a safe place to call my home, structure, accountability, a place to talk about my faith and the most amazing support from Nicole. I always have another sober woman that I can talk to when I am having a hard time and I can also be there to support another woman. After a year of being in the house I was asked to be the house manager, I have my now 5-year-old son back in my life, I have a job in my desired field where I can help others who are struggling, my relationship with God is amazing, I am no longer filled with fear and I am able to share my experience, strength and hope with other women in the house. In the time that I have lived here I have seen other women grow in their recovery and with their relationship with God, most importantly we all consider each other family and call this house our home. It is so important for women new in recovery to have a safe place to live where they can have support, structure, love and accountability and Ruth’s Way provides exactly this." - C
"When my daughter relapsed we did not know what to do. We had been through this process so many times and thought that she would never recover from years of alcohol and drug abuse. We were so happy that she chose Ruth's Way for Women because of their structure and accountability. They helped to teach her to be responsible again. Because of the support and encouragement that she received there she is now becoming the woman that we once knew she could be. She is part of our family again, is back in school, working part time, and is very active in her recovery. Thank you for all that you do ladies." - M
These are some of the thank you notes which our women at Ruth's Way wrote for the supporters.
"When I relapsed at the beginning of 2017, Ruth’s Way was mentioned to me from a mutual friend. I continued to drink and ultimately lost a wonderful job, my apartment, and damaged family relationships in my life in such a short amount of time. After ultimately hitting bottom and seeking treatment, Ruth’s Way came back into my mindset and I made the call. Through the grace of God, a bed was available and in July 2017, I set forth on what has been an incredible journey back into sobriety. Ruth’s Way paved a foundation in my life and has given me a safe place to rebuild while providing structure, accountability, and stability; all essential components that help me maintain my sobriety. Since first arriving last summer, I have established an amazing job, reconnected with my family, received my license and car back, and built a lifestyle centered around recovery. The house feels like a family and Nicole has been an incredible role model and source of support for me, encouraging me to take all of those right steps. My faith in God has strengthened and I truly believe He led me to Ruth’s Way to build the life I deserve." - J