This #GivingTuesday We Give Thanks to YOU

This #GivingTuesday we want to thank YOU, our donor, for making all we have accomplished this last year possible. Hundreds of men have come through the doors of our Recovery program, hundreds of thousands of meals have been served, and – for the first time in decades – Guiding Light is offering women our life-transforming services.

Seven More Men Celebrate One Year of Sobriety

Congratulations to seven graduates of the Guiding Light Recovery program and Iron House residents for reaching one year of sobriety!

Honoring God’s Gifts

As we approach Thanksgiving, I’d like to share a timely message we received recently at Guiding Light. The note begins: The hardest thing my wife and I have ever done in our lives was dropping off our 34-year-old son, Brandon, at your organization in November 2018.

‘This is a Gift that God has Given Me’

After a lifelong struggle with alcohol, Tim had managed to stay clean and sober for just over a year. Then everything fell apart. Today, Tim has awakened to a new life and the possibilities it holds. To a restored dedication to Christ. To upholding responsibilities, including by managing the kitchen at Guiding Light Recovery. “The staff here actually cares for you. They’ve been through here too, and they know it’s all about actually changing.”

‘Guiding Light Has Given Me the Keys to Life’

Addison spent more than a third of his 37 years behind bars, the result of drug use since age 13. When he left prison, he still wasn’t free.

“Please Contact to Arrange for my Proper Burial”

When Drew was dropped off at the doors of Guiding Light four years ago, his dad gave him a business card to keep in his wallet. The front of this card had his dad’s contact information and looked like any other business card. But on the back were these words: “Please contact to arrange for my proper burial.”

Recovery Focus Points: Willingness

At Guiding Light Recovery, programming is centered around 7 Focus Points. The first one being the concept of Willingness.

Recovery Classes

Every Tuesday, men staying at Guiding Light attend a cognitive behavioral therapy class facilitated by staff-members Daniel Irwin, Michael Ryan, Jacob Passerman, or Ryan Becksford.