I am nearly six years sober. As I think back on my journey, I can’t imagine finding recovery from my addiction without a group of people supporting me. The community that has had the most influence on me has been CLDI and the Hannah House. We’re a family at the Hannah House. Each woman there is walking her road to recovery and many also come with the goal of being reunited with their children. As a community, we celebrate each other’s victories, struggle through the hard times and extend love and support to each other on a daily basis. That type of ongoing connection is absolutely life-changing. The opposite of addiction is connection and that’s why community is at the heart of the Hannah House. Community means fellowship with others and it involves sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Hannah House also offers a different kind of communal support – JESUS! Matthew 18:19-20 says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Community and Jesus have made all the difference for the success of my recovery and will continue to be the difference for each woman who comes through the Hannah House.
Jessica- Hannah House Supervisor