Tut's Run for Serenity Star Ranch

Hi Friends!  I am running the

3M Half Marathon

in Austin on January 25th to raise funds and awareness for

SerenityStar Recovery

in Smithville, TX. A non-profit charity for addicts and their families.

This place saved my life and I am proud to call it my home.

Our Mission:
SerenityStar provides a safe, sober & spiritual environment for individuals and/or families to recover from their addictions.

What makes us different?
We do not turn anyone away who is willing to recover, regardless of their financial situation.

What is SerenityStar Ranch?
Since our program is working, and the word is spreading due to media coverage and word of mouth, we need resources to expand our facility to create
SerenityStar Ranch

Currently the program operates out of two buildings on 1st street in Smithville.   

Comfort Cafe (111 NW 1st Street): A “Pay What         You Can” donation only cafe.

Texas Country Reporter Comfort Cafe Piece

Wellness 1st Yoga (113 NW 1st Street): A “Pay What You Can” donation only yoga studio open to the community.

In addition to these 2 programs, we have the Men's House.  Just minutes from our downtown Smithville location, SerenityStar has 10 acres just waiting to be developed into a beautiful, healing ranch. This will allow us to greatly increase our capacity to help more people. Currently we have one 5,000 sq ft building on the property.  This building is our Men’s Housing. 

The Men's Housing includes a living room, three bathrooms, full kitchen and an open 1,800 sq ft dorm that comfortably accommodates 25 beds. Live in Staff and the "House Dad" have a separate bedroom and bathroom in the Men's Housing.  

We also have the Serenity P.A.W.S (Pets Are Worth Saving) program that helps train rescue dogs to be adoptable. Working with the Bastrop Animal Rescue. We now have two dogs.   I am leading this program with the help of 3 other men.

Our Vision for the Ranch:

Housing for 5 families - 50 men and 50 women. 

Cafe/Dinning Hall - Culinary & nutrition classes, bakery & garden

Freedom House - 12 step meetings & game Room
Play House: theatre, art, music, writing & more.

Native Sweat Lodge 

Serenity House -  Place for private prayer/meditation

Compassion House - Yoga, massage, acupuncture and other 

Healing House - 1:1 Counseling & group family counseling   

Dignity House - Library, computer skills, & clothes closet 

Earth House - Green & eco friendly alternative energy program

Farm House - Animal therapy/ Serenity P.A.W.S Program (Pets Are Worth Saving)

Please help me meet and surpass my goal of $2,500 by donating to an incredibly worthy cause.  Lives DO depend on our growth.

With Love and Gratitude,
Tut Jones


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Tut Jones 
Smithville, TX
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