Our Stories

Investing in Renewal House helps keep families together. 


My number one goal was to have a healthy child.

The mission and dedication of Renewal House changed my life.

My case manager and therapist taught me the skills I needed to face life on its own terms and to deal with those terms without the use of drugs.

I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in June of 2016. 

He is smart, beautiful, and full of life.

I have completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work, and I plan to pursue my Doctorate in Non-Profit Management.

Now it is my turn to help other people have happy, healthy and productive lives.

We have made a home here, and I am able to participate regularly in recovery community activities.


Mother | Maria
Program Graduate 2018





When my mom went to Renewal House,

I was proud of her.

She started to care more about

our lives than her own.

She became an adult, got a job

and got involved with my school.

We have a good relationship now.

I wouldn’t have that if

not for Renewal House.

Shavonda | Age 35
Grant Writer

Mother | Darlene
Program Graduate 2000





My mother was addicted to painkillers.

She didn’t know how to

love herself more than the pills.

I was 3 months old when we moved into Renewal House.

I was 17 months old when my mother graduated.

That’s where she learned 

to love herself, her life and me.

Precious | Age 16
High School Sophomore

Mother | Shirely
Program Graduate 2002





My mother had struggles and made mistakes.

Renewal House opened her eyes.

That led to a better life for me growing up.

And led her down the path to progression instead of regression.

If my mom hadn’t been at Renewal House,

my path would have been dark.

Because you’re only inspired to be what you’re surrounded by as a kid.

I wanted to give back and be like the people who helped us out of the rut.

I joined the Navy and trained to be a combat medical marine.

When I transition to civilian life,

I plan to be an EMT or get a degree in nursing.

Renewal House saved me, because they saved my mom.

Jacob | Age 19
Navy Medic

Mother | Kathy
Program Graduate 2000