We at EHM-AP believe that developing a Christian network that supports ongoing sobriety is a key component to sustaining long time recovery. Participants are asked to provide mutual support and encouragement for recovery with fellow peers in the house. Those who have been in the house the longest and who have more time in recovery are especially encouraged to provide support to participants beginning their journey. Abstinence from alcohol and drug use is necessary for recovery but it is not recovery in itself. Living in a drug and alcohol-free Christian environment at EHM-AP will teach participants how to live a lifestyle without alcohol and drug use behaviors. This is the critical aspect of recovery, in teaching participants to learn how to cope with the stress of life without returning to prior patterns and coping mechanisms.
We at EHW-AP believe that developing a Christian network that supports ongoing sobriety is a key component to sustain long term recovery. Participants are asked to explore their faith and provide mutual support and encouragement for the wellbeing of all the fellow peers in the house. Abstinence from alcohol and drug use is necessary for recovery but it is not recovery in itself. Living in a drug and alcohol free Christian environment at EHW-AP will teach participants how to live a lifestyle without alcohol and drug use behaviors. This is the critical aspect of finding recovery, in teaching participants to learn how to cope with the stress of life without returning to prior patterns and coping mechanisms.
*Risky: excessive use of illegal, prescribed, or over the counter substances(non-prescribed).
Kathy is a retired Art teacher and Real Estate Broker who has worked within the Recovery Community for years, and served on Boards- Unite to Face Addiction, Project VOX- and National Council on Alcoholism, Mid MIchigan Recovery Services, and RISE Recovery Community, I understand that it takes a united community to serve those who are struggling. "A Purpose and a Plan, a Hope and a Future..."
Deborah J Smith, is the Co-Owner and Clinical Director for Wellness, InX, Chair of the Board, Lifeboat Addiction Recovery Services, Pastor First Presbyterian Church of Stockbridge and Ministry Director for EHM’s Angie’s Place Recovery Home. She has a PhD from Michigan State University, a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a master’s in counseling from Spring Arbor University. She is a Nationally Certified Peer Support Specialist and has a passion for working with those seeking and achieving recovery. Her work over the years has taken her into hospitals, jails, streets, and mental health settings. She has worked, studied and designed programs both face to face and virtually with and for many at-risk populations. Why does she do all this? Her most important achievement, for which all this is possible – 20 years of continuous recovery!
I have been supporting Endeavor House Ministries since 1999 when my husband, Okey Manning, started the vision for a Christ-Center transitional program that came into existence in 2006 with the Men’s House. I have witnessed what this program has accomplished. Today I am blessed to be a part of a great group of women to support and open the Women’s Program. I have been involved with Celebrate Recovery since 2006 and am in a leadership position. I graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Business Administration/Management and worked there for 31 years in the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts retiring in 2018.
Recently appointed E.H.M. Board Member, working with the Women’s staff as a Community Liaison. I am passionate about supporting E.H.M. And assisting with expanded community involvement, development and opening of the “ soon to be” Angie’s Place!