In February 2021, Harvest House Atlantic opened the doors to its Women’s Recovery House. The house is able to accommodate up to eight individuals who will share a communal living space while engaging in a holistic, faith-based 12-step program. The program is rounded out with activities to promote their guests’ physical health.
On their one year anniversary, Women’s Recovery Program Manager Mary Dupuis said in a statement posted to Facebook, “If I could say anything about the Women’s Recovery over the past year it is that it has been a privilege to get to know all the residents – to hear their stories, share their joys, and their successes – but also to come alongside them and bear their burdens and encourage them when they are discouraged and overwhelmed in their journey of healing.”
Guests of the women’s addiction recovery program are asked to make a nine-month commitment in a residential setting that aims to provide women with the tools to overcome their substance use challenges through engaging and empowering support to promote and sustain an independent and healthy lifestyle.
The Women’s Recovery House is open to all people in the Moncton area including those who are part of the LGBT2SQ+ community.
Harvest House Atlantic’s 12-step program combines many holistic components that address the entire person. This includes counselling, talk therapy, meditation, physical exercise, practical life skills, and art or music therapy.
The Harvest House Atlantic has left its mark on New Brunswick by connecting people of compassion with people in need to make a difference in their community. They continue to be committed to always progressing their understanding of what their guests need in order to support wholly, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
“We are still committed to learning from all of the residents and hoping to support them on their journey as best as we can,” Dupuis added.
For the last 24 years, Harvest House Atlantic has supported New Brunswickers who are experiencing homelessness, substance use challenges, and mental health challenges in the Moncton areas.
On hand, they have case workers who work with approximately 109 guests, serve over 200 meals daily in their Community Centre as well as offering a 44-bed emergency shelter available to both women and men. They also offer nine-month, 12-step recovery programs. Through what they call their Step Up Transitional Housing Program, they offer individuals affordable living which allows them a safe space and time to seek employment, enroll in studies, or volunteer full-time.
For more information on their services, visit www.harvesthouseatlantic.org.