It is the mission of The Journey Home to provide a safe and drug free environment, as well as to provide a highly trained professional staff to help and guide these worthwhile women on the path to a lifetime of recovery, returning to the community as productive members of society. It is also our mission to empower these young women so they can recover and break the generation to generation cycle of addiction, incest, child abuse, and emotional and physical violence and abuse.
The Journey Home believes that Alcoholism is a primary disease that results in the loss of the ability to manage one’s own life. Alcoholism and related chemical dependencies are primary, chronic, and fatal diseases which render victims helpless. As the disease progresses there is further deterioration, both emotional and physical. Defensive lifestyles emerge to meet the negative behavior caused from this disease. Chemically dependent women are often victimized and many come from abusive backgrounds.
Alcoholism is understood as a complex problem involving not only compulsive use, but also an interlocking system of feelings, behavior, and interactions with loved ones which result in a self-defeating lifestyle. Treatment involves not only aiding the resident to become free of chemical use, but also examining the emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal consequences of that use. The basic emphasis of the residential program is on helping residents find and maintain a chemically free lifestyle.
The Journey Home also believes that this is a family disease and that the whole family is affected by addiction. The family is an integral part of the resident's recovery, therefore The Journey Home believes that it should be treated as such so that the family system may heal as a unit.
The Journey Home believes that women should be empowered and that this empowerment will have positive results in their recovery.
This program is based upon a foundation which respects and offers support to the women who are struggling with addiction. Because addiction is a disease this program believes it can be treated successfully with a caring and supportive staff. We believe that excessive use of any drug reduces the overall quality of human life and endangers physical health, mental health, and life expectancy. We believe that it is important and necessary to intervene with care against the physical, psychological, social, vocational, and spiritual crises exhibited by the chemically dependent resident. We believe the resident should receive quality services and a safe environment in order to recover from all dependencies.