What We Do

The Desens House is dedicated to the restoration and healing of the mind, body, and soul.

We are a Recovery Community

Desens House is primarily a community of women passionate about hope and freedom. We live life together and are inclusive of women throughout the community that are struggling with hurts, hangups and habits or just need a friend. We have been slowly growing our tribe throughout the last year and we are a strong, vibrant joy-filled community that loves to serve others and see others find a place to call home. 

Hope & healing one life at a time

We are a Resource 

We plan to open a Resource Center in the autumn of 2022 which will serve women in recovery by providing a space where they can rebuild a greater sense of well being, purpose and motivation through supportive relationships with peers and community members living healthy lifestyles. As program participants give back to the community through service projects, artistic skill sets and peer advocacy, they will be seen as assets to the community, and stigmatization against those in recovery will diminish, providing a greater network of support.

We refinished a set of furniture and donated it to a silent auction to support a local homeless shelter. We are passionate about second chances, new life and new opportunities!

Our vision for the Resource Center is to come alongside women struggling with the hardest challenges they have ever attempted: maintaining sobriety.  Then, give them the tools and hope to believe that transformation is possible. Each participant has the potential to become leaders within the Desens House and make a lasting and monumental difference in the Oswego  community.

We are a Residence 

We plan to open our first residence pilot program in the spring of 2022. Our long-term residences (12-18 months) will be offered to women who have completed 90 days in an inpatient program, and will be a mixed living residence with sober living companions living alongside those in recovery. Through programs like Celebrate Recovery our participants will establish a supportive network of friends and peer advocates that will be integral to rebuilding their lives on a solid foundation. Through volunteering at programs like Victory Transformation and Bridge to Hope the power to give back to the community, accomplish projects together as valuable assets and team members and be part of something positive and momentum driven will greatly improve self worth and develop a more positive sense of identity. 



While The Desens House is a program exclusively for women, these women will come along with men in their lives, friends or family that we can be prepared in advance to mentor as well as our women. The Betel model advocates for a family centric program of recovery: “We believe that the Gospel restores not just the individual but the whole family.”

If you are interested in getting involved with The Desens House in any way, whether it’s mentoring or just learning more about our vision and dream for this program, please email me at  deanwright@desenshouse.org



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