New housing program opens for women with children battling addicton


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s a new sober housing program available for women who are recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.

Oxford House has opened a location in Wilmington that supports women with children. The house includes nine beds, plus two for children, and will serve women only.

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According to a news release, this house is part of Trillium’s Oxford House 2020 initiatve. The goal is to unveil 20 new houses in Trillium Health Resources’ region by 2020.

“This is the first time in 15 years I have decided to be sober and I love my new real life. Everything else up until now feels like it was fake,” shared a resident at the home. “I feel like I am part of a family now. The structure and stability gives me a chance to live up to my potential. My roommates and I share constructive criticism now and it helps me be the mother my children and I both deserve. ”

Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for people in recovery.

As of December, there were 227 houses in North Carolina, with locations in 30 cities. With an average of eight beds per house, there are more than 1,800 Oxford House beds in the state.

People typically enter an Oxford House after completing a drug and alcohol treatment program and must remain sober in order to continue as residents.

Following an application and approval process, those living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence. Residents must also follow basic house rules including contributions to household expenses and electing officers.

Click here for more information on Oxford Houses.