Providing a structured, transitional living arrangement for adults in the early stages of alcohol and/or drug abuse recovery in preparation for returning to an independent lifestyle; that's the mission statement of Sturgeon Bay's Kimberley House. This year, the organization celebrates fifteen years of working to do just that.
Kimberly House Chairperson Jennelle Berg says at its heart, the house offers people in need a safe place to be.
The home on the west side of Sturgeon Bay accommodates up to four residents at any one time. Residents are typically referred by the Door County Department of Community Programs and commit to staying at the Kimberley House for three to six months.
Residents set goals, participate in housekeeping activities, and attend twelve step meetings daily. They are assisted in securing transportation, finding employment, and when the time is right, assembling an independent living arrangement.
Berg says at the end of many stays, people are very grateful and state their lives are back on track thanks to the Kimberley House and house managers Lynn and Paul Schuster.
The Kimberly House is a qualified 501(c) (3) non for profit organization supported by their partnership with Door County, its residents, and community contributions.