Sanctuary Sober Living is a transitional living home, an out-of-the-way house that is in the process of transforming into a transition house. The owner is worki…
Sanctuary Sober Living is a transitional living home, an out-of-the-way house that is in the process of transforming into a transition house. The owner is working on finishing an all-girls boarding school, and as she is doing that, she will need a quiet, secluded location to work and to raise her children, until everything is complete. Sanctuary Sober Living will allow Sanctuary to move into that space and to continue operating out of it, while she is waiting for the house to be finished.
Sanctuary Sober Living is owned by Amy Parks, who has been so dedicated to her family and to becoming a mother that she decided to take on this important task with an almost religious zeal. She has traveled to many counties, bringing her family and their fragile yet hearty pets with her, so they can have some much-needed TLC as they work toward completing the house. Amy’s husband, Jay, has worked tirelessly to make sure that the house has all of the features that will make it a transition house.
Once it has been opened, it will be run solely like a mission-style hotel, with employees taking care of guests, and residents (girls and boys ages eight and up) being responsible for their own rooms. The owners have seen what can happen when there are adults running the facility, and they do not want that to happen with their new guests, or their little ones. “We want people to come in here and be comfortable, and not feel overwhelmed by our staff,” says Amy. “The transition from a hotel to a halfway house is a dramatic change, and we want to make sure that we’re providing the right atmosphere so that it’s not a situation where people feel they’re being taken advantage of. We want to create a community here, with areas for people to congregate and to interact.”