Masada House Project

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Pets aid in recovery

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These are pets that live at Masada house. Now why would i think this is important to this particular topic – transitional living for women recovering from substance abuse in San Juan County,  New Mexico?  According to the addiction recovery guide the many benefits known to aid those in physical therapy programs that use animals as a part of therapy are also beneficial to those in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.  This includes benefits such as lowered or reduced heart rate and blood pressure,  increased beta-endorphin levels, decreased feelings of stress, anger, tension,  and anxiety, improved social functioning,  & increased feelings of empowerment, trust,  patience, & self-esteem (www.addictionrecoveryguide.org).   These are all things that are worked toward during the recovery and transition process.  The pets that live at Masada house are an integral part of recovery and are much loved by the residents.

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Volunteers give Masada House a makeover for Day of Caring – Farmington Daily Times

Masada house gets a lift on the 22nd annual united way day of caring in Farmington New Mexico.   Volunteers from ConcocoPhillips’ local office provided maintenance and landscaping to this transitional living facilty for women recovering from addiction. Click the link below to read the full article from the Farmington Daily Times.

http://www.daily-times.com/farmington-news/ci_21495053/volunteers-give-masada-house-makeover-day-caring

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Masada House celebrates first graduate – Farmington Daily Times

Masada House opened its doors in fall 2011 and the first resident to successfully complete the Masada house program graduated just four months after moving in! Masada House provides transitional living services to women who are on the road to recovery from substance abuse. Since then over 40 women have used Masada’s transitional living services.  Roughly 40% have been successful in maintaining sobriety and independent living. Please click the link below to read the article from the Farmington Daily Times.

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_20618384/masada-house-celebrates-firs..

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living at masada house

Being a resident at Masada House is a lot more than simply having a place to stay and being involved in recovery from substance abuse. The residents at Masada are required to follow rules, help around the house, cook for one another, and maintain the home and property as if it were their own. Here are a few pictures of the house itself – looks spic and span to me – as well as some expectations of residents while they are here.

Resident Responsibilities

Resident Responsibilities


Masada's Gathering Room

Masada’s Gathering Room


Masada House's kitchen

Masada House’s kitchen

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VOTE FOR MASADA CONTENT

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lack of presence for Masada House

It is a sad day today that I report to you the findings of my search for online content for Masada House… it’s next to nuthin!

There are the occasional mentions on various websites that list non-profit information – sort of the online yellow pages for non-profits.  These are sites like
www.nonprofitfacts.com
http://www.taxexemptworld.com
www.centerfornonprofitexcellence.org

If you have not looked up your non-profit organization on any of these it’s worth taking a look!

And of  course there is the occasional write up in the local newspaper.

The only dedicated resource that I have found thus far for Masada House in Farmington New Mexico is its website which can be seen at www.masadahouse.net.  Please take a few minutes and check it out!

 

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recovery is what you make it

The mission of Masada House is ultimately to help participants achieve life-long recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Part of recovery is making changes – changes to life style, changes in friendships, and changes most importantly within the self. I came across this youtube video The Woman I Meant to Be by Gracie VanDiver and David Rivers. It’s an illustration in song of the goals that the women of Masada House are working toward. I hope you find it inspirational.

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Who is Masada House

Welcome all to my new blog – this is the beginning of my final project for CJ393 but I am creating a new blog in the hopes that this can be an ongoing contribution to the Masada House Organization.

So – what in the world is Masada House? Masada is an organization dedicated to the recovery of women in the Four Corners area who are on the road of transition from substance abuse to lifelong recovery.

picture courtesy of www.masadahouse.net

picture courtesy of http://www.masadahouse.net

Located in San Juan County, New Mexico, Masada House provides an opportunity to female residents that are in need of transitional living services as they continue on their journey of life-long recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

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