Barbara Gillmiester shares the incredible story of how she and her husband David turned the grief of losing their son (Steven “Gilly” Gillmeister) into a living legacy honoring his life. Gilly’s House will open this spring bringing much needed sober living space to our area.
Gilly’s House is a residential program for young men who have struggled with addiction and want to continue their recovery. It offers a stable, structured, supportive and safe environment to achieve personal goals while attaining the transitional life skills necessary to reintegrate into community life. Caring for the needs of each individual, Gilly’s House collaboratively works with each young man to develop personal goals and a plan to reach them.
The program offers the opportunity for social, educational and vocational growth. The daily structured schedule reinforces a lifestyle free of alcohol and drug use. Transitional life skills including healthy living, social services, career exploration, personal finance and self-help groups, along with a program of counseling and 12 Step group meetings is integral to the success of this program. Gilly’s House prepares young men to reenter life with a positive step forward; with the personal skills and community connections to continue to meet individual goals and live a successful life of sobriety.