Butterfly House strives to help women struggling with addiction rebuild their lives. The nonprofit, faith-based recovery center is building their program after a similar one in a neighboring county. The northwest Arkansas area has a significant problem with drug addiction. Butterfly House has received a warm welcome by the community.
“We have received support from our legislatures and county officials. Recently a drug court has been established in Mississippi County, ” said Deanna Scott Deaton, one of the founders of Butterfly House. “We have had good response from area judges and our county sheriff drug task force, local police departments and the local mayors.”
In this corner of Arkansas, like many other parts of the state and the country, 90 percent of the arrests are directly related to drug addiction. The Butterfly House will offer its services to women in the program for free.
“Recovery takes time,” said Laura Imler-Oldham. “It will be a six to 12 month program. Our priority is for women to know and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ.”