NOT JUST TRANSITIONAL LIVING...TRANSFORMATIONAL LIVING
MORE THAN JUST RECOVERY
a problem that hits home
As we all know, the families in our county and country are in perilous decline, due, in a large degree to drug and alcohol abuse. In Humboldt County alone, there are at least 300 children a year in foster care. The primary cause for the children’s removal from their homes is neglect and abuse that is directly attributed to parental misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol and the subsequent breakdown of the family unit.
the challenge of full recovery
The good news is that we have great programs available here in Humboldt County, such as; Teen Challenge and Mountain of Mercy Mission Farm. At these facilities men and women are given the tools to break free from all forms of debilitating addictions and life controlling issues.
What we have witnessed, personally, in the graduates of these programs is restoration and renewal in so many aspects of their lives. The graduates complete these programs and are excited and anxious to reconnect with their families and reenter society as restored, responsible citizens. Unfortunately, what we have also observed is that while the graduates have this new freedom and desire to move on with their lives, they often don’t have the skills, tools, or proper conditions in which to make this happen.
"Together, with your support, we can provide the permanent change in the lives of women and children who need our help."
Shirley Atkins & Angela Dennis
Co-Founders of Mercy's Haven