At 19 weeks pregnant, Stephanie, 25, arrived at the Gilmore Community Healing Center for Detox and Residential Treatment. After completing her 10-days of treatment, she entered into Healing House (recovery housing), to wait for an opening at Bethany House. Bethany House in Kalamazoo provides a stable, structured, drug and alcohol-free home for women in recovery and their young children. The program provides case management services, assistance with transportation needs, court/CPS advocacy, and access to basic needs such as food, bedding, health and beauty aids.
Approximately 1 month after Stephanie began her journey into recovery, her husband requested treatment as well. Trevor, 27, was desperate to begin his work on recovery and felt like he would die before an opening was available at Gilmore. He admitted himself to the hospital to begin his detox. Trevor was then admitted to Gilmore to complete the Residential portion of his treatment. Once he completed his stay at Gilmore, Trevor moved into New Beginnings.
New Beginnings is a transitional housing program which provides a safe and supportive living environment to homeless men struggling with recovery issues. This program is specifically designed to serve 12 Kalamazoo County homeless males who are attempting to regain stability and independence in their lives.
Trevor now participates in an Internship Program, where he is earning money working part-time at Gilmore Community Healing Centers and adding new, marketable skills to his resume.
Trevor and Stephanie gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 22, 2018. Emma Lou came into this world weighing a healthy 8 lbs. and was completely drug free (including her meconium)!