The Salvation Army’s Renewal Place Offers More Than Recovery

Aug 27, 2021


Rebecca grew up in a home where drug use and alcoholism ran rampant. From a young age she was challenged by her own substance abuse issues. As a result, she found herself in and out of rehabilitation facilities, and could not maintain custody of her children. After years of this she was eventually sentenced to Drug Court, which pointed her to Renewal Place Intensive Outpatient Program at The Salvation Army of Memphis. It was there that Rebecca was able to turn her life around and create a better situation for her children. 

Initially she had no faith in the program, believing that it was going to end the way everything else in her life had – in failure and heartbreak. However, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) opened new doors of hope in her life. Her case worker had been through the program and encouraged Rebecca to see it through to the end. The IOP’s comprehensive approach, including trauma-informed care, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling allowed her a second chance at life. She now has a safe place to live, her son is in a good daycare, and she’s graduated from Drug Court.

Rebecca is still working on her personal goals through Renewal Place and feels confident in the stability that the program provides. She is excited to see what opportunities will be open to her now that she has taken the time to truly work on herself.

Renewal Place Family Residence is an up to two-year program for women facing addiction issues and their children. It helps families stabilize two generations of both addicted and drug-exposed individuals. It allows families to remain together while they work toward sobriety, employment, positive parenting, and financial literacy.

If you would like to know more about the Renewal Place Family Residence, please visit this page

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