The Desens House - Resource Center

The name “Desens” comes from one of the original founding families of Elim Grace Church. In the same way that this single family has had an impact on the church community generationally, the Desens House, with its mission of hope and healing, is the next generation of Elim Grace Church.
The Desens House is a holistic, faith-based, community driven model of recovery, dedicated to setting generations free from substance dependency. We are dedicated to helping women in recovery from substance use disorders rebuild and lead independent lives while discovering hope and freedom. 
Over the last year we have been successfully growing our recovery community; a vibrant and exciting group of women (and a few men) that sort clothes at Second Chances, eat meals together regularly and Celebrate the journey of Recovery as integral parts of each others lives. As our program grows and develops this community will be the lifeline that draws people in and keeps them tethered to hope in Jesus.
Addiction is often called one of the loneliest diseases, and the isolation enforced throughout a year of covid has made everything much worse. To combat this isolation, we are remodeling a resource center that will functions as a hospitality house and skill center for women in recovery. We will rally around women overcoming substance dependency and isolation, our goal is to develop relationships as we learn life skills, hobbies and healthy coping skills.
The Nook will function as a rest and recovery room. It will allow community members in recovery to “drop in” and integrate into the culture of the Resource Center and the Desens community. The Nook will showcase the functional art, furniture and creative projects and will motivate the learning of new skills and hobbies. In addition, it will provide a safe space for the daily practice and skills of living a life of sobriety.
We hope to open THE NOOK in the Spring of 2022 and your support is crucial!
We’re hoping to raise $10,000 for this project. Every dollar counts!

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    • 28 d
  • Kenda Bult 
    • $800 
    • 1 mo
  • Jennifer Vrooman 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
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    • $3,000 
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Dean Wright 
Oswego, NY
Elim Grace Christian Church 
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