This week, Loudoun Serenity House opened its new sober living facility for women, located in Leesburg. Loudoun Serenity House was founded by local community member Melissa Hinton, who identified a need for a sober living home in Loudoun County that served women. While there are sober living homes for men in Loudoun, the county had yet to open a similar program for women. You can learn more about Melissa’s journey in a recent article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror.
Over the last two years, Melissa and a dedicated group of volunteers worked with the Community Foundation to make Melissa’s vision become reality. The Community Foundation, recognizing the need that this program would meet in Loudoun, served as fiscal sponsor to Loudoun Serenity House and provided guidance as Melissa and volunteers put the pieces in place to form a nonprofit, raise start-up funds, and find the right property to open the sober living facility. After months of planning and hard work, Loudoun Serenity House has now formed its own organization and has opened Loudoun’s first and only sober living house for women.
To learn more about Loudoun Serenity House’s mission and how you can help, visit: http://www.loudounserenity.org/.