Empowering Women Through Recovery

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When your mission is transforming the lives of women and their children struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, every dollar invested matters because lives are at stake.

“Breakthru House provides a long-term residential program to empower women to experience physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through recovery. Breakthru House was the first program in the State of Georgia to be licensed as a gender-specific treatment program for addiction and mental health. Last year, we celebrated 50 years of service to our community,” said Executive Director BreNita Jackson. “Breakthru House uses investment funds managed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation to support the addiction and mental health treatment and services to women who have no means to afford these services. GUMF leads with faith and Christian values. The professional and knowledgeable staff always goes the extra mile to provide excellent services.”

Rev. Darci Jaret graduated from Breakthru House in 2012. It was in this community that she began a journey toward recovery and becoming a pastor. After recovering from assault and a suicide attempt, Jaret spent time at Breakthru House confronting self and developing practices of self-care that today still help her maintain recovery.

While at Breakthru House, Jaret was baptized and became a member and administrator at First Baptist Church of Decatur. While working there, she received a call to ministry to lead people in creative expression. Jaret went back to school and received a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology in 2017, focusing on pastoral care through art-making. She currently serves as the pastor of worship, arts and advocacy at Park Avenue Baptist Church.

Each week, Jaret hosts a creative spiritual group at Breakthru House. Giving back keeps her grounded and focused on remembering what it was like to overcome homelessness and begin recovery.