New CARES at Hope House

"My name is Roslyn Shaw and I am a person in long term recovery and what that means to me is I have not had a drink or drug in 21 years. Through this pathway of my life I can truly say that my journey has been so wonderful. By the grace of God, I am able to give back to the community in a way I could have never imagined and it has been amazing.

Recovery taught me that as long as I keep spreading hope to others, they too can learn how to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. I am a mother, grandmother, and I have a job that shares love, hope, and compassion for the women we serve. I am a part of teaching them to focus on the solution rather than the problem.

I have come to the understanding that life has a way of making us realize we are normal people with some weak points, but if we continue to focus on the positive and not the negative, the healing process can begin. It gives me so much joy to continue to be of service to women in recovery and that has benefited me as well as them."