Deborah’s House is looking for several board members from Travis Park UMC to serve on the board of this wonderful ministry. The board meets on a monthly basis to plan events and fundraisers for the support of the organization. If you are interested or need additional information, For more information, please call (210) 268-3314, or email Deborah’s House.
Deborah’s House supports women who have completed an in-patient program for their ongoing recovery from the disease of addiction by providing a safe sober-living home, spiritual mentoring and modeling of life skills for their continued success.
We at Deborah’s House envision a world where every woman can contribute to her greatest potential and be the woman she was created to be. Substance abuse addiction robs her of the ability to work and flourish. After a woman has completed treatment for addiction, she needs a home where she can stay sober, build relationships, and recreate her skills. Deborah’s House provides a safe, structured home-like environment for women in transition from substance abuse treatment to a life of self-sustainable confidence. Female mentors share compassionate guidance with each woman, while supporting her spiritual and personal growth until she is ready to face the world on her own.
Any woman who is recommended by her counselor upon completion of a residential treatment program and who is committed to finding meaningful employment and transforming her life.
Residents will stay at Deborah’s House while continuing their outpatient recovery and practicing life skills as they pursue full-time work or school. With faith-based mentoring and an environment of structure and accountability, women addicts are more likely to continue the journey of healing. Spiritual growth in a home church will build social and spiritual networks for a lifetime. A volunteer mentor, trained specifically for this ministry, will give support and personal attention to each resident. Having looked at the research, Deborah’s House believes that ongoing recovery is possible when four underlying goals are met:
Women may be accepted in to Deborah’s House with the recommendation of their counselors upon completion of a drug and/or alcohol treatment program, ongoing attendance at 12-step meetings, and actively working the steps with a sponsor.
Through having a safe place to live, residents pay no rent the first month and rent after that based on 30% their net income, not to exceed $300 per month. Residents who are attending school or training programs may pay even less.
Through exploration of the mind-body-spirit connection by meeting weekly with a spiritual mentor who is trained in the Genesis Process, a faith-based relapse prevention program; and by participating weekly in a faith community of the resident’s choice.
Through obtaining employment and/or training that provides a living wage and true self-sufficiency. Deborah’s House provides the space and the time to rebuild and transform lives.
Transforming Women’s Lives
Deborah’s House was named after one of the greatest woman leaders in the Old Testament (Book of Judges). In addition to being brave, Deborah was also wise. Meeting in the shade of a palm tree, she would counsel and settle disputes for her village. The palm tree symbolizes an oasis, and that is what we want to provide to our residents as they resume healthy, successful lives.
When space allows, Deborah’s House will be available to any woman who has been recommended by her counselor in a recovery program and who has no safe home to return to. Located in central San Antonio, our six-bed home includes a beautiful kitchen, three bedrooms, a study area and a large common area.