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Moving from death to life is made possible by you.

It’s not uncommon for men and women struggling with chronic substance abuse to overdose or be hospitalized.  Your giving fuels the programming, relationships, resources, and high expectations that move men and women out of the chaos of addiction – and the high possibility of death – and into living a different way in this world. Your support offers both hope for today – through meals, shelter, clothing – and hope for a future they could never have imagined – sober, employed, restored to God and family.

Blessing Esther's House

In 2023 Guiding Light began expanding our life-saving recovery program to women. To achieve this, we purchased two homes that will serve as recovery housing exclusively for women. These new sober living homes are named after our long-time volunteer Spiritual Directors Karen and Esther.

Celebrating One Year of Sobriety

Watch a short video of one of our favorite events! This particular video is of eight graduates of the Guiding Light Recovery program who celebrated one year of continuous sobriety in January 2023. These men made the decision to stay through our four-month program, find work, and move to Iron House, our very own sober living apartments in Kentwood.

Welcome to Iron House

We welcome Chaz and Jerry as they make the next step in their sobriety journey. Upon graduating the Guiding Light Recovery program, clients are given the opportunity to move to Iron House. Iron House consists of five buildings of two-bedroom apartments and houses over 40 Guiding Light men.

Life at Guiding Light Recovery

Ever wonder what rehab is like? Guiding Light Recovery is a professional, holistic, and “no-joke” substance abuse treatment program provided to men at no financial cost. The only price is their willingness, open-mindedness, and sincere desire to change.


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