The following is a letter from one of our alumni...
July 17, 2017
I can't explain the love and gratitude in words that I have for Elizabeth House. I came to Elizabeth House a very confused and broken young woman with a long history of abuse and domestic violence in my past and when I stepped through Elizabeth house doors I felt I was home. It was the first time in my life where I felt that I was welcomed, accepted and cared for like never before. Elizabeth House changed every aspect of my life in so many ways. When I came to Elizabeth house I had no intention on reconnecting my relationship with the Lord but Elizabeth House and staff insisted that I give my Heart to God one more time and see how it works out with a strong foundation around me.
I stayed at Elizabeth house for almost a year and I put the staff through a fair share of write-ups, drama, court cases, domestic violence history and so many more problems that I don't have time to write but the staff never gave up on me. They continued to hold my hand and nurture my journey with the Lord. I can never repay Elizabeth House enough for bringing me out of the miry clay and setting my feet on the strong cement foundation where now I have built my life.
My daughter is now two years old and I would never imagine me being the mother and woman I am today without Elizabeth House helping to guide me in every way possible, or helping me to be an amazing God-fearing woman and a great mother to my daughter. Coming from being told you'll never be anything to being told you're everything was the difference that Elizabeth House gave me to change my life.
I also have a long history of drug abuse and the Elizabeth House helped me get clean by classes and drug testing and I still remain clean three years later, though that's not to say that I'm perfect or had the perfect recovery because everyday is a constant struggle. The foundation I built with Elizabeth House has helped me to stay clean. Every time I feel sad, depressed, upset, angry or just happy, I know I can always call Elizabeth House and have someone to share what I'm going through with.
Elizabeth House is my forever family and will always be. Anytime I need prayer, assistance or help with anything, Elizabeth House is always there for me and I cannot thank God enough for bringing me to this program over 2 years ago. Elizabeth House still, to this day, helps me with everything I ask and is always there to offer me prayer, guidance and hope for the future to continue moving in a healthy, happy and drug free lifestyle.
Honestly, when I was there I used to think the classes were dull and a waste of time but now I'm actually catching myself utilizing some of the skills that I learned. Give Elizabeth house enough time and they can fix any broken soul.