Else, Bridge House Alum
I had only heard about organizations that served our community but had not experienced anything like it. I had no money, it didn’t matter. Bridge House offered unconditional love and acceptance and understood the challenges of early recovery. There is an AA expression that asks, “what do I have to change?” to which the answer is “EVERYTHING”. That takes a lot of work, and a lot of support and a lot of time. But the message was always there. Sobriety is the number one goal, and then all else will follow. Stick and stay at Bridge House for the time it takes you to learn to be sober, one day at a time.
Chris B., Bridge House Alum
I was trapped in a downward spiral of addiction. It is always darkest before the light. On April 2, 2014, I walked through the doors of Bridge House a broken man. I was homeless, jobless, lonely and depressed.
Joron, Bridge House Alum
In Bridge House, I became willing to allow them to help me help myself.
Lauren, Grace House Alum
I don’t know why I was given the Grace to survive, and others aren’t. It is still hard to believe that I made it out alive. Sometimes, it’s even hard to believe that I used to be addicted to heroin, stealing from everyone who loved me and hurting them repeatedly. I do know that I do not take this life for granted and try every day to make it mean something, to give something back.
Dennis, Bridge House Alum
I am a five-time client of Bridge House. I first came to Bridge House in 2014. I left without completing the program and came back four other time. The beautiful thing is they kept taking me back. I was in Bridge House a total of 19 months out of 24; and I needed every bit
Michele, Grace House Alum
I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA. I met my husband in CA, who had moved there from New Orleans after Katrina. I had been to rehab twice in CA, and was sober when we met. About a year later, I relapsed. I really didn’t grasp the gravity of the disease at the time. I don’t
Andy, Bridge House Alum
After years of uncontrolled drinking and using, Andy was about to be homeless. His brother was moving and he could no longer crash there. He pawned everything he owned for alcohol and drugs. He’d lost his job, and couldn’t get himself together to look for another one. He moved to New Orleans to live with
Liz, Grace House Alum
“I will forever be grateful that Grace House was there, that I had the opportunity to turn my life around, and for all the people who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.”
Madde, Grace House Alum
“I am so immensely grateful to Grace House, for giving me the chance to make my life worth living.”
Christianne, Grace House Alum
“I pray everyday to stay open and teachable in my recovery and to never forget who I am and where my journey has taken me.”
Brooks, Bridge House Alum
“My life today exceeds my wildest expectations, but I could have never taken those first steps without Bridge House.”
Sadie, Grace House Alum
“I needed a safe place to disconnect from the rest of the world. At Grace House, I was given structure, consequences, and opportunities to start holding myself accountable.”
Seth, Bridge House Alum
“I owe my life and who I am today to the wonderful loving and caring staff at Bridge House.”
Derrick, Bridge House Alum
“ I am currently in college for Business Management, I am about to be a father, and I was just promoted to Assistant Floor Manager. I am indebted to Bridge House for giving me a chance to change my life. ”
Nancy, Grace House Resident
I became a prisoner to alcohol and my life fell to pieces. I was hopeless, tired, confused, angry, sick and very unhealthy. My parents took over my role as parent to my children. I drank all day, every day until I passed out. My family no longer talked to me. 1 2 3 4 ▻