Women who are recovering from addiction or other toxic situations sometimes need a safe place to live with their children while they get back on their feet. At the Stepping Stones home, newly built by Portland’s CODA recovery center, children who moved in last month lacked something essential: a secure place to play.
Rick’s was happy to step in and fill the gap. To help protect the children at Stepping Stones from nearby construction and other hazards, we donated the cedar fence materials and labor required to secure the yard with a new cedar fence.
The housing program, which opened in the Aloha area in June, helps reunite children in foster care with their recovering mothers. The only home of its kind in the state, Stepping Stones gives mothers and children a place to live as well as support services such as in-house monitoring and transportation to healthcare, treatment and other recovery support programs.
Walls create a sense of security and stability, and fence installations do too. Congratulations to CODA for providing a safe place for mothers to reunite with their children!