The supportive environment of Place of Refuge gave him the confidence to dive back into his art and that spark of imagination necessary for all good art. But life was still full of distractions, and so his ideas remained images in his head and not ones upon canvas.
If I could only say one thing about Place of Refuge, it would be that it is aptly named.
It truly is a refuge from the chaos and uncertainty most of us face in early recovery. The house provided me with more than just a safe place to live; I found community there, other men to lean on and to lend a hand to and share with.
There was calm energy about the house that seemed, for me at least, to wash away the noise and confusion and let me focus on the things that were truly important in my life.
I’m eternally grateful for the time I spent living there and the friends I’ve made.
I’ve been in Place of Refuge for only three weeks at the time of this writing.
This house has turned out to be just what I need. They quickly offer support when I need to locate resources and are sensitive to the times that I need space for myself.
I finished my stabilization at a first stage housing facility and came here less than a week after my interview with Jeff and Reive. I knew this was the right place for me.
Place of Refuge offers enough structure while providing the freedom one needs to rebuild a life. The men in the house have all been warm and welcoming. I know that with the help of Jeff and Reive I’m finally going to get my life back on track.
I came to Place of Refuge looking simply for housing, somewhere I could stay in the short term while I got back on my feet.
What I found was so much more: a home and a place that supported me as I chose my path forward in recovery. With an emphasis on cooperative living and respect for each other and our environment, I also discovered a newfound respect for myself.
The two best choices I made in my journey to recovery were to seek the treatment I needed and, after getting that initial help, move to Place of Refuge. I believe this program is the gold standard for transitional housing and supportive communal living.
Place of Refuge has been a really supportive environment for me in my recovery journey.