Our Mission at Edna's Sober Homes West Palm Beach, Florida
Our mission at our women's sober homes West Palm Beach, Florida is to provide a safe, healthy and supportive transitional living environment for women preparing to face the world free from alcohol and drug addiction.
Our primary commitment is to the newly sober woman and their family. We consider it a privilege to assist with a compassionate and consistent support system. We can help you get out of the fragile and vulnerable condition from addiction. We have helped many females with both physical and emotional components holding them down. Our recovery residences believes in peer group recovery to help individuals thrive, gain strength and coping skills in a safe, substance free environment.
Conquering addiction requires continual, on-going support to avoid relapse. Recovery is not a goal, it is a process, and addicted individuals must develop strategies to manage their stress and addiction triggers. In order to stay clean and sober and avoid addictive habits and behaviors, you need ongoing support.
- We recognize that addiction is a treatable and chronic disease.
- The value and importance of AA, NA and other related Twelve- Step programs for ongoing recovery.
- We believe that adherence to strong ethical standards of conduct in every area should never be compromised with abstinence as our primary goal.
- Treating everyone with respect and dignity.
- Ethical and responsive client care, including family members.
- We value our clients and our staff always in all ways.
- Dedicated to making our clients successful.
Michelle was born and raised in Melrose, MA, where she attended high school. She has four siblings and was active in sports all through school. She started drinking and drugging as a teenager. She moved to Florida in 1992, has three adult children, and recently became a grandmother. In 2008, something triggered a repressed childhood trauma and her addiction took off. She took legal steps to report her abuser and founded a website which helped other girls to come forward and report what happened to them. Unfortunately the man couldn’t be held accountable and when there was no closure, Michelle went downhill.
She drank heavily for 3 years then had a suicide attempt. This is when her road to recovery began. She went to treatment for her trauma and alcoholism, and for the first time in her life, she began to heal from her past. When she first arrived in AA, she did what the old timers told her to do. She went to AA meetings every day, often several a day! She got a sponsor and slowly worked the steps. When she was 90 days sober, friends asked her if she really needed to go to meetings every day and she said she loved going to meetings. She didn’t think however that she was going to be friends with the people at A.A. Now, almost every friend she has is a member of AA. She has had big losses in sobriety, large challenges and NEVER felt the need to drink or drug. With the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, she says she has learned to really live life. She has learned to be a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a hard worker, and a responsible trustworthy member of society, all with grace and dignity.
Sober Homes Palm Beach Gardens Manager
Today, she is the sober homes Palm Beach Gardens Manager. She celebrates eight years of sobriety in 2019 and still attends an AA meeting almost every day. She has hosted a monthly AA anniversary dinner since 2012 and has helped cater the annual Palm Beach County AA Gratitude Dinner since 2013. In her free time, she loves paddle boarding, golfing and going to the beach. She is an avid reader and has a passion for refinishing and building furniture. She firmly believes that AA has saved her life!
Michelle joined Edna’s in 2019 and truly enjoys working with the ladies and helping them with their challenges of early recovery. She is responsible for meeting potential and new clients, assisting family members of clients along the way and managing the daily operations of Edna’s. She leads by example and can be found helping others through A.A. service. Michelle has found her passion working with the ladies at Edna’s Sober House and we are grateful to have her on our sober homes West Palm Beach, Florida team.