my lifelong struggle

I am truly grateful for the grace house and all it has done for me this past year . I’ve struggled with addiction my entire life and was always living in the problem instead of trying to find a better way out for myself. I struggled mainly with depression, which shifted me into addiction at an early age . Over the years it became worse, and I only went further down. I’ve tried to get clean several times and the result was relapse every time because I chose to see the differences instead of the similarities between me and everyone else. Once I got to the grace house this time something just clicked . Something changed for Me, and it was my perspective on myself and where I wanted to go in life . While there I learned to love myself , gain tools to fight this disease, and truly enjoy being around the other girls and have real friends . This house helped me push myself forward and means the world to me . I owe everything in my sobriety to God and Grace House . This place saved my life and helped me change my thinking to ultimately better myself . I can’t tell you enough how much this place means to me and other people who have graduated the program . My life is the best it’s ever been and for that I’m grateful !!!!

Alex H. March 2017 to March 2018

Finding me again

Where do I even begin …

Prior to coming to the Grace House Alcohol was all I knew ! I was broken, tired, hopeless and the best word I can think of to explain it all is EMPTY … spiritually, mentally and physically! I couldn’t do ANYTHING unless I was intoxicated … and I ended up hitting some serious LOWS … from being Homeless, in Jail, to Car Accidents and the list goes on … I literally gave up and the only answer I could think of was suicide but TODAY I thank God for my family who loved me enough to realize that I had a problem and loved me enough to get me some help … after being on suicide watch then detox then a rehab I was given the opportunity to come to the Grace House .. I DID NOT WANT TO COME … but being so empty and broken and after everything I tried wasn’t working I said why not just TRY it so I did
It was VERY HARD for ME at first but I had nothing else so I stayed and listened and took suggestions and just TRIED SOMETHING DIFFERENT and TODAY by the Grace of God with the love of my family and BECAUSE OF THE GRACE HOUSE I CAN SAY I HAVE ONE YEAR OF SOBRIETY I HAVE MY OWN CAR I HAVE AMAZING FRIENDS AND I AM CURRENTLY TYPING THIS IN MY VERY OWN APARTMENT * TEARS * so thankful that I was 1% willing to just TRY … I have a relationship with God that is out of this world and a whole new perspective on life
I can honest say I am FILLED with Joy happiness and freedom … if you are reading this and just one percent of you is wanting to do it DO IT !!!!!!!!!! Trust me !
Thanks Grace House for helping me find ME again

Erin V.

A New York girls journey

I came to the Grace House completely broken, traumatized and a lack of purpose for my life. Alcohol and drugs had a complete grip on me, it was the only comfort I had to numb any pain or emotions I did not want to feel. Comfort soon turned into complete chaos and then my life became a dark hole that I didn’t see any hope of getting out of. I didnt know how to live, I didnt know how to stay sober and i didnt have a relationship with God. That has all completely changed, one of the main reasons is because I surrendered and I was ready to make a change. I needed the time at the Grace House to take a step back, focus on myself and become willing to do the next right thing. It has taught me to feel my emotions and work through them with the support of girls going through simlilar struggles. It has taught me how to stand on my own 2 feet and be held accountable for my actions. It has given me a smooth transition into society by taking baby steps and being patient and having faith that God will guide me through my doubts and fears. I had no car for years and I was able to buy myself one while living in the Grace house. I was loved on from the minute i walked through the door and through the whole process. Not having to be alone again is one of my biggest gains because I was alone for a long time. I am so grateful for this place and will be forever grateful for the many blessings I have received while living in the Grace house. I now have the tools I need to live a happy, sober life along with friendships that I could have never dreamed of having. Linda is an incredible woman with such a pure heart for woman wanting a better life and I give thanks to her, her husband Marc and Victoria for always leading me down the right path. I LOVE GRACE HOUSE!

Hannah 12/2016 to 2/2018

I ceased fighting everything and everyone

Grace House has taught me that it is possible (and not complicated) to be sober, happy and free from addiction. I spent more than 10 years struggling in addiction because I didn’t know how to live without popping pills all day to get through the next moment. My life was completely unmanageable and out of control. I had no real solution until I decided to stop fighting with myself and everyone else and get the help I had been needing for so long. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication, but my life is amazing today because Grace House gave me the tools and structure I needed to have a firm foundation. I now have my own place, car and a great job. I also have healthy relationships with my family and the women at the Grace House who are truly like sisters to me. Thank you so much Linda and everyone else that helps support Grace House! You saved my life.

Becca 11/2016 to 11/2017

Amber’s story

In my opinion…The Grace House and the woman there saved my life. I came to the Grace House April 2, 2014… I was lost, broken, hopeless, and ready to die!! The love in that home was love I had never felt before. My first day was full of tears, fear, worry, and scared out of my mind.. As well as hugs, love, care, and hope!! Linda Lowe, Vic Haggard, and Holly Gross helped me in ways I never thought was possible. They took me under there wings and helped me to grow and become the woman I was ment to be. They taught me how to dress, behave, be a friend, stay sober, and more importantly how to show and accept love!! The house and the other woman along my journey in the house was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. I would definitely suggest this home for anyone that really truly honestly wants to get sober!! If that isn’t Wat u want I suggest u continue Wat u r doing!! I am so greatful to have had the experiences in the house as I did. I made real true honest friends. This home gave me a family I never thought existed… Sisters I could always count on to b there forever. Although my time in the house had bumps n it I knew I was never alone and had help every step of the way. I stayed at The Grace House for a Lil over a year, and it was totally worth it… Today I have a little over 18 months sober and it all started at The Grace House of Brunswick !! Love u all!!

The Mother my Daughter Deserves

 

I came to Brunswick with the clothes on my back, misery in my heart, and chaos in my life. I got to Grace House in early 2012. I thought that this was my last stepping stone before I died. I didn’t know that in actuality it was the first stepping stone into a real life that I can be (and am) proud of. Grace House taught me rules, routine, faith, acceptance, and unconditional love. It introduced me to a life that I never thought I deserved. It taught me to never give up. Grace House and what it stands for helped me to be the mother that my daughter deserves. It has helped me to earn the trust of a corporation to manage people and money. Grace House helped me to be happy, to have faith and acceptance in all aspects of life, and has given me lasting friendships that I will cherish until my last breath. Grace House gave me life when I was knocking on death’s door.

Annelle, South Carolina




What the Grace House means to me.

 

Pain pills and alcohol had me on the couch wanting to die. My husband left with my three year old and I hit bottom. Instead of committing suicide, I called a friend who took me to detox. They recommended nine months at the Grace House. That was the best decision I ever made and an experience I will remember forever. The Grace House, counseling, the women at the house and AA together taught me to be sober, happy , joyous and free.  I have experienced the miracles. The girls and I sat, cooked, cleaned, cried, talked, and had fun together. I have my daughter back in my life and I will forever be grateful to the Grace House for saving my life.

Rhonda / Macon, GA