Can’t say enough good things about Mark, Jackie and the Lia House. They gave me a great foundation for my recovery and taught me the fundamentals for being a responsible sober adult. I feel blessed to have been able to go through treatment here and I consider the Lia House to be a part of my family.
I have been at the Lia House since Oct. 23, 2012. I was sober for seven years and relapsed in 2012. Jackie and Mark took me in. I learned more about sobriety and recovery and now have a better understanding of my recovery. I have been sober a year now, thanks to Mark & Jackie. The TC program helped me to build my foundation and to stay sober, one day at a time.
Lia House has provided warm home and hot meals but it’s much deeper than that. It has allowed me to get a solid foundation in the 12-steps, my home group, and a sponsor. Mark and Jackie’s service has allowed me to do the things I could do for myself. Service!
I will never forget the feeling of moving into the Lia House after a year sober living in fear. All my personal belongings in a truck bed. Most of my possessions sold for food, so terrified to live life sober that I couldn’t leave my home. Pale and thin.. Spiritually and physically starving I had a choice. Lia House or homelessness. First question I was asked, “what are you willing to do to stay sober”, my response “anything”… The person that left that house has literally hundreds of contacts in recovery, a huge network of sober people. Is confident calm and serene for the first time in his life. I’m healthy happy and for the first time in my life providing for myself. I literally graduated from the house with a new life, a new sober life. Not only did the people around me see me change but I could feel it in myself. The life I have today is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined on May 11th, 2012. I am a person again, a Dad, a friend, a mentor, a leader, an employee.. Without that start to my journey at the Lia House and Mark and Jackie I would not be the man I am today.
How can I ever forget the Lia-House? I moved in there busted and disgusted on Jan 28 2013 after a horrible downward spiral filled with alcohol and drugs. Finally I hit rock bottom. With no where else to run I picked up the phone and made the most important phone call of my life. I was told to simply show some willingness and Mark and Jackie took me in. While at the house not only did I learn to stay sober, but I learned valuable life coping skills. “SURRENDER, SERENITY, and most importantly DO THE THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO – DO THE THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE TO DO”!! Today I celebrate 1 YEAR of SOBRIETY… Thank you so very much Mark & Jackie
It’s places like this that gives wretches like me hope. I was a liar my entire life. A cheat. A thief. An extremely self-centered ego-maniac with absolutely no direction. On the morning of May 22, 2013, with nowhere left to go, Mark and Jackie allowed me to enter the Lia House and this all began to change. The next eleven months was the most crucial time of my life. I was given the tools I would need to use to live life on life’s terms. I was shown how to “get out of myself” and be of service to others. I was taught how to love and be proud of this new man I had become. But most importantly I was taught how to STAY SOBER and GIVE BACK. I honestly cannot fully express in words what The Lia House means to me. It is and always will be a mainstay in my life and I am forever indebted to Mark and Jackie.
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