At Annie’s House, we are dedicated to providing a safe and positive environment for those struggling with addictions. However, our women-only environment is unique among rehab centers and it offers the women who stay here many benefits.
We have a women-only environment at Annie’s House, which truly creates a sisterhood. This has been our goal from the start! Our facility was created for women, by women. That sisterhood is exactly why Annie’s House is so important and impacting. Here are just a few ways this sisterhood benefits our clients.
We can recover together. When you come to Annie’s House, you will find that there is a full female staff and female clients. We have women here who understand what you are going through, because we have been through it ourselves. Some of the staff here at Annie’s House are recovered addicts.
We are not only together in recovery, but we are alike in who we are. It is just women, women who understand and wholeheartedly relate. We are alike in our emotional ways. We relate to your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. We have found that this connection, as women, allows our sisters to feel more safe and open.
We can be comfortable as we let out our fears and concerns, because we are together, and we can trust each other. On the World Vision Blog, it was written that, “Women are connectors. They engage each other heart to heart. When women get in a room and dream together, the outcomes are so much larger than our individual dreams and movements.”
At Annie’s House, we use that trust and movement to reach recovery.
There is a power equated with a group of women working together. Phylicia Rashad said, “Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.”
We are a group of women with an intent to recover. We may face struggles more harrowing than a book club or sewing group, but the very nature of our journey makes us very capable of achieving magic.