Justin’s Place Recovery Program
Long-term programs for men and women aimed to combat drug and alcohol abuse.
In 2010, St. Matthew’s House opened the doors to the Justin’s Place Recovery Program. Justin’s Place was launched in response to the need for long-term solutions for the struggles faced by our community’s most at-risk individuals. Our residential treatment facilities provide life’s essentials, so that struggling men and women can focus on recovery. On the renaming of the St. Matthew’s House Recovery Center to Justin’s Place:
“It is our honor to take part in renaming the St. Matthew’s House Recovery Center to ‘Justin’s Place’ in memory of our son, Justin Holecek. Justin graduated from St. John Neumann High School in 1997, and from the University of Florida in 2002. Our son was a good looking, intelligent young man with a wonderful personality, but suffered from the disease of alcoholism. After years of abuse, Justin died on September 18, 2009 at the age of 30. It is our prayer that Justin’s Place will provide recovery in a structured, spiritual manner to people who reach out with a strong desire for a new beginning and a life free of addiction.”
With Loving Memories,
Bruce and Jeri Holecek
There are three phases to Justin’s Place Recovery Program.
- Phase I: For the first seven months – clients participate in an intensive regimen where personal accountability and community is key.
- Phase II: For the next five months, clients move into long-term transitional housing and begin working at one of our social enterprises to prepare them for the final phase. In this phase, the clients are taught the balance between work and recovery and learn life skills.
- Phase III: For up to the next two years, clients use the life skills they have acquired while staying in a safe environment. The goal is to maintain accountability while transitioning into an independent lifestyle.
For more information about the Justin’s Place Recovery Program, please contact Morgan McWilliams at 239-687-7633 or MMcWilliams@stmatthewshouse.org.
Jill’s Place Retreat Center
Jill’s Place Retreat Center in Alva, Florida, is the permanent home of the Justin’s Place Recovery Program for women.
This 11-acre property has four buildings with the potential to expand. This property continues to provide ample opportunity for our seed-to-table agriculture development plan. With the ability to grow enough produce to supply our catering enterprises in addition to selling the abundance of the harvest in the local marketplace, the program would offer a bridge for local churches and educational organizations looking for a way to get involved in the work Justin’s Place is doing.
For more information about the Jill’s Place or Justin’s Place Recovery Program, please contact Morgan McWilliams at 239-687-7633 or MMcWilliams@stmatthewshouse.org.