Safehouse opens the first sober home for women
Women struggling with drug and alcohol use in the Lafayette area now have a new home.
Safehouse Sober Living, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Lafayette, has opened its first sober living home for women. The six-bed house provides low-cost transitional housing for residents recovering from substance use disorders.
“Women struggle with drug addiction as much as men,” said John Nugent, executive director of Safehouse Sober Living. “But their needs are sometimes different. We are excited to give women a safe place to land, a home where they are loved and where we can help them in other areas of their lives affected by addiction.
In addition to attending 12-step programs, residents will get involved in the community, create a financial success plan, and take training or courses to complete their education as part of Safehouse’s holistic approach to matters. recovery known as the SAFE method.
“Our residents can expect true healing when they walk through the doors of the Meredith Lindsay House,” said Nugent.
Safehouse named its last sober living home in honor of Meredith Lindsay Street, whose family founded the Meredith Lindsay Street Foundation after her death in 2007. The Foundation, which supports many causes for at-risk women in the area Acadiana, partnered with Safehouse Sober Living during the Acadiana Community Foundation SOLA Giving Day.
“The Meredith Lindsay Street Foundation has been such a blessing to our organization, both in terms of financial support and encouragement,” said Nugent. “Meredith may not be with us anymore, but her memory will speak in the lives of countless women in this community.”
The house is open to women 18 years of age or older who wish to participate in a recovery program.
Safehouse Sober Living is the latest project from the non-profit parent organization Safehouse. Launched in 2014, Safehouse partners with underprivileged communities in Lafayette to meet their specific needs. Safehouse opened its first sober living house, a men’s seven-bed house, in January of this year.
To complete an application or for more information about Safehouse Sober Living, call John Nugent, Executive Director at 337-230-2107, or visit safehousefamily.com.