Amanda’s Road to Amethyst Place

“I waited roughly a year. I was living at a trap house while pregnant with Hazel. It was one of the hardest things I have had to do. I was surrounded by people using – people constantly turning on lights and waking me up. I remember crying one night...

Time was a beautiful gift

Time is such a precious thing. Before, in my active addiction, time never really existed. It was more like a black hole that had only one end. From what I can say here today, from the growth of my kids and me living at Amethyst, time was a beautiful gift. I am 100%...

In Tasha’s Shoes

  “My name is Tasha and I’ve been in recovery for about 16 months now. Prior to this I was a drug dealer and prostitute. I was in a bunch of really bad domestic violence relationships, even when I was pregnant with my youngest. That’s all I’ve known...

She Means Business

Meet Cheyenne, mom of Kodi (3) and Ezra (1). She recently experienced a job loss. Fortunately, she starts a new position as an administrator at an auto auction company later this month. In the meantime, she wanted to earn additional income to support her family....

She changed her mind, then changed her life

“I just remember being really little, and instead of wanting to go play with the other kids, I just wanted to stay in the bathroom at school and braid my hair, or the other kid’s hair. I would save my lunch money to buy braiding books from Scholastic. I had an aunt...