280 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, USA
Certification: Not Certified
The Amethyst House is a women’s sober house in Staten Island, NY.
Sober living houses also called sober homes and sober living environments, are facilities that provide safe housing and supportive, structured living conditions for people exiting drug rehabilitation programs. Sober houses serve as a transitional environment between such programs and mainstream society.
Amethyst House provides women with an environment independent of destructive forces that had an extremely negative impact on their lives. In a safe place and with time devoted solely to them, women can gradually begin to develop positive patterns of interaction and enhanced coping skills.
Sober living homes are group residences for people who are recovering from addiction. In most instances, people who live in sober homes have to follow certain house rules and contribute to the home by doing chores. Most importantly, residents must stay sober throughout their stay in the home.
Amethyst House was founded by Marilyn Cole and was incorporated in New York State in December 1981.
From 1981 to 1990, Marilyn and a committee of dedicated and concerned citizens raised funds and awareness of the need for a community residence for women on Staten Island. In June of 1990, Amethyst House welcomed it’s first resident.
Amethyst House was established to provide a warm supportive and safe environment for women recovering from the effects of alcoholism and substance abuse. A prolonged chemical dependence is destructive to most women physically, emotionally and spiritually, it is important that they be afforded the time they need for recovery and self-renewal.