Wayside House is a 31-bed residential treatment facility for women ages 18 and older. Women come to us for help with alcohol and drug addiction – some are addicted to several different substances.
In our warm, caring, and safe setting, they find hope, respect, and holistic therapy provided by highly trained professionals. Women recovering in an environment just for women achieve better abstinence rates and are more than twice as likely to complete treatment. Hundreds of women, many with years of addiction and failed recovery, have reclaimed their sobriety, dignity and self-respect and returned to their families and community as sober, productive citizens.
Wayside House made such a difference in my life that I want to give back now. Planting and nurturing a garden helped with my recovery and I want to help do the same for other women.
Paula Broughton, Horticulture Therapist & Former Client
Women with addictions learn so much from interacting with horses – it helps them see their own strengths and what they can do for themselves to overcome fears, as well as new coping skills so they find ways of handling crisis that no longer involves alcohol or drugs.
Erin McNamee, Equine Therapist
I can’t imagine where I’d be if I hadn’t ended up at Wayside House. They really help you find your strengths; they don’t dwell on your weaknesses. I remembered that I’m not a bad person and that I could have a happy future and I’m doing that thanks to the help they gave me.
Linda, Former Client
The First Harvest
The therapeutic garden at Wayside House yielded its first harvest to be enjoyed by the residential clients who planted, nurtured and harvested them.