At treatment I was introduced to Oakwood Home for Women and got an interview to go. When I was accepted it was like nothing I had ever seen. Women laughing and showing love towards one another. It took me a while to get used to that. I was at Oakwood for 16 months and it saved my life. I was 20 years old, had a 6th grade education, and didn’t know anything about living sober. I got to experience so much while living there. I got my GED, started a relationship with my son and my father, I got to finally grieve over the death of my mother and start excepting love from other women, I started my first semester of college, got a job at a helpline helping other people like me, and most of all I got to experience the love and fellowship that Oakwood Home for Women provides every day. I’ve seen this place help so many woman, not only the residents but the woman who come to the meetings too. It is a beautiful thing. I wouldn’t have anything I have today if it wasn’t for Oakwood. This place saved my life, helped me prepare for my future, and taught me some life skills that I was never taught growing up. I am forever grateful for Oakwood Home for Women.