“God‘s grace and mercy pulled me out of the darkness, and introduced me to a program that brought me into a marvelous light of life. Having that experience, God put in my heart a deep compassion to help others who were in darkness find their way out and live a healthy productive life. God placed people and opportunities in my path to make the dream become a reality. That dream is realized through the ministry: SPAIN’S RESIDENTIAL LIVING, INC.” Founder and Executive Director, Debbie Spain.
Why We Exist
Spain’s Residential Living (The Spain’s House) exists to serve the housing, recovery and life skills development needs of recovering women once they are released from treatment and/or correctional facilities in the Greater Indianapolis area. The founders are recovering addicts with over 30 years of combined sobriety and 12-step recovery program experience. From this perspective, they are able to connect and relate to the struggles, challenges and obstacles that can seem overwhelming to our target market, while providing them with realistic and obtainable goals based on their individual circumstances. SRL is focused on equipping women with the knowledge, skills, resources and support needed to restore their lives. The organization is built on the principles of responsibility to community, lifelong recovery and skills development to ensure our clients are more self-sufficient as a result of embracing the Spain’s Residential Living transitional program. We believe in opening the door to recovery, but we emphasize to our clients that they hold they key to their overall success.
- Each year, the IDOC releases over 20,000 offenders back into their communities. (www.in.gov/idoc)
- Approximately 3000 women are released from treatment and correctional facilities each year (www.indyreentry.org)
- 40% of women released from institutions return to the same communities where they committed their offenses (www.indianagazette.com)
- 25% of women released from treatment facilities return to drug use within the first 30 days (www.indstate.edu/news/news)
- Research has shown that people who do not find stable housing in the community are more likely to recidivate than those who do. (www.reentrypolicy.org)