"I've known Helen for 11 years and have the utmost respect and trust in her and how she runs her houses. What I have gotten from being in Freedom House is trust in God and the women in Alcoholics Anonymous. The work I have done in 7 months has shown me that I needed to bbe in a house with women that love me when I didn't lobve myself... I will always be grateful to Helne for saving my life and caring just enough when I didn't... Thank you."
"Being in Freedom House for 17 months not only taught me how to maintain lon gterm sobriety, but it also taught me how to live the life of a responsible woman once outside the recovery house and living on my own. Although, in my past, I had known how to care for a household my addiction robbed me of the ability to be accountable for any daily task necessary to live in this society. During my stay at Freedom House, I re-learned to do the mundane daily activities such as to make a bed, cook a balanced meal, clean my living area, make doctor's appointments, maintain my car, pay bills, balance a checkbook, and shop for food. I know this seems very silly, but to me, it was a monumentalpart of my recovery journey. The foundation I built in Freedom House allows me to be the dependable, sober woman I am today. I owe Helen, the girls I met while there, and the house everything for the transformation that took place in me and am forever grateful."
"In June of 2006 I was given the option to move on from treatment to a recovery house rather than returning home. I was unfamiliar with the concept and, despite much encouragement, was afraid. I reluctantly committed to a 90 day stay at Freedom House (surely I wouldn't stay that long). Much to my dismay, one FULL year later tears streamed down my cheeks as I packed up my bedroom and left the women I had come to know as sisters. There, women showed me by example that sobriety was no longer an impossible feat, rather, a practical application of steps that were accessible to me. Their support was vital while I attempted to clear past wreckage and tackle new, 'grown-up' challenges. Over time, my fervor for life has returned. I left Freedom House with sobriety, purpose, strenght, and friendship- for all of which I am eternally grateful."
"Upon my initial interviews with several recovery houses in Levittown, I knew after my first phone call that Helen's house was the one most conducive to my recovery. Not only did the house provide the discipline and structure one needs to focus on their recovery, but also the freedom to develop the intrapersonal skills and relationships with other women that one can relate to during such challenging times. Helen has provided compassion and understanding while staying true to my needs rather than my wants, which proved in the long run to be what was best for me. I could not have asked for anything more while continuing with with this ongoing, sober life."
"Alcoholics Anonymouse, God, and Freedom House changed my life. They helped me find a "new freedom and a new happiness". I can say that the A.A. promises (as referred to on page 83) are being fulfilled in my life. The women are great, and I can't say enough good things about Helen Maloney, a woman who works a program and stands for recovery without compromise!!!"
"...My fervor for life returned..."
"After years of trying to get sober and not succeeding, I entered into Helen's recovery house in 2010 after a short stay at a treatment facility. I was so scared and apprehensive about living in a house with other women and was not sure if I wanted to stay. I quickly began to see that the women in the house, as well as Helen, were serious about recovery and it made me really want to give it a try. I was given structure and taught how to deal with problems in my life. The women in the house were all so supportive. I grew to love the women that I lived with and was sad when the day that it was my time to go. I resided in Helen's house for 17 months and transitioned into her sober house. I am ever so grateful for Helen and the women in her houses that have helped me get where I am today."