Esther House

Esther House  

“A Place of Hope and Healing” 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13

Women’s Recovery Home 
When we first began praying about opening a drug and alcohol recovery program in Arkansas, we made the initial decision to not open easterhouse recovery home New Port, Arkansasa women’s facility. Yet after much prayer, we decided to open a facility for women.  On October 23, 2006, the Esther House became our first women’s recovery home and was dedicated on October 31, 2006. Since we first opened, we have relocated the women’s home from the building we built in 2006 to a larger, 2 story apartment building. Within the complex, it holds four apartment buildings that house different women for different needs.  On the front of the Esther House are posted the Ten Commandments for everyone to see. The Esther House has a live-in house mother, who is a graduate of our program. Because of her previous addiction problems, she understands what the women are facing and is able to help the women residents overcome their battle with drug and alcohol problems.  The Esther House is able to house a total of 28 residents and staff.  Each day, the women residents start the day with a life skill class led by greatly appreciated women volunteers from Newport and the surrounding communities.  After the morning life skills classes, the women work on various community projects and other assignments. At 7:00p.m. each night, the women attend an evening life skill class.  Some of the women residents are involved with monthly nursing home ministry, bringing a kind smile and encouraging words to the elderly at local nursing homes. It truly is a blessing to see these women rebuild their family ties with their husbands and children and become all that God has for them to be. The women in the Esther House learn that by dedicating their lives to God, they can be delivered from the destruction that is caused by drug and alcohol addiction.  

“I waited patiently for the Lord, he turned to me and heard my cry.”     Psalms 40:1

          

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11

The Esther House Christmas Party!

We would like to express our gratitude to Ralph and Ruth Quintana for showing us what it means to be a true Christian.  They opened up their home to us on Christmas Eve and even though we couldn’t be with our own families, we felt like we were at home.  We are truly blessed to have Ruth and Ralph in our lives.