Celebrating 20 years of bringing families in recovery home to heal

Amethyst Place has been reunifying families and transforming lives for more than 20 years. Entering the program, the typical mom is 32, in early recovery from substance use, and without a home for her family. She lacks a high school education, is dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders, and has a history of foster care, parental substance use, sex trafficking, domestic violence, and justice system involvement. Two-thirds of moms have lost custody of their children due to substance use and poverty, yet their families are typically reunified within days or weeks at Amethyst Place. Through our 37 apartments and on-site programs, families receive safe housing and basic needs, educational and vocational supports, recovery and fitness coaching, and therapy and care management for as long as they need to help the whole family heal and thrive. The average family lives here two years, during which time the mom often earns her GED, begins college, and/or begins a new and meaningful career path. Meanwhile, her children accumulate positive childhood experiences to help outweigh the damage of prior trauma. This transformational work takes time, which is why no maxiumum length of stay is imposed and program alumni remain tightly connected to the community and resources after moving off campus.

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