Freedom House Success Stories

Meet Samantha

As a child, Samantha was raised by her grandmother and was known for her rebellious side. She suffered from intense migraines and was prescribed pain medications. At a young age, she became dependent on the medications. In her teens, the drug use escalated. For brief periods, she was able to find sobriety, but she was never able to maintain it. It wasn’t until her two boys, Connor and Caden, were removed from her care that she knew something needed to change. Samantha came to Freedom House and said she had a life-changing experience. Freedom House assisted Samantha with addressing childhood…

Meet April

After finding recovery at VOA’s Freedom House in Clay County, KY, April continued her journey at VOA’s Family Recovery Court (FRC). With support from Judge Clint Harris, VOA and a team of social workers, April built a foundation for sustained sobriety, paving the way for a brighter future for herself and her son, Kyson. We congratulate FRC graduate, April! Looking for freedom from substance use disorder? VOA will support you every step of the way. Reach out now at (502) 636-4530 or complete our referral form HERE.

Celebrating 4 Years in Manchester, Kentucky

Four years of life-changing recovery services for Clay County mothers In March of 2020, a nationally recognized recovery program opened its doors in Burning Springs, Kentucky. Since then, more than 400 women have gone through the program and worked to break the cycle of addiction in their families and in their community. More than three decades ago, VOA Mid-States launched the Freedom House program in Louisville, Kentucky, to support pregnant and parenting women overcoming substance use disorder. Through an evidence-based clinical services model of recovery treatment, Freedom House helps women understand the root cause of their substance use disorder and…

Betty with baby Jeremiah

Meet Betty

On January 9, 33-year-old Betty Asher became a mother. The birth of her baby boy, Jeremiah, gave her a second chance at a future she didn’t think was possible. “All I’ve ever known is drugs and alcohol,” Betty said. Betty was born and raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Her father struggled with addiction, so from an early age, she was introduced to substance use. And as a teenager, she started to experiment with drugs. “I started with weed, then pills and drinking and then I got into heroin, and I just lost everything,” Betty said. Betty’s drug use escalated, and in…

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