Time To Reroute the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

For many Phoenix House teen clients and Rikers inmates alike, gang culture was their only family; it was where they turned for protection and support. That’s not easy to walk away from—so it’s up to us to provide them with a better alternative.

True Story: Mikey

“So many people think marijuana can’t be an addiction, but it can. Because when you smoke weed like I did, and you feel like you can’t have fun without smoking, that’s you depending on weed to have fun. And dependence on a drug, that’s addiction.”

Forgiveness at the Girls Recovery Lodge Program

Jennifer Harris, teacher at the Phoenix House Girls Recovery School, recently organized some activities around the theme of “Forgiveness” for our teen girls in recovery.

True Story: Anaïs

When I first did cocaine and it actually helped me do better in school, I was hooked. I had no idea that cocaine would take away my friends, my health, and my independence.

All-Stars “Passion 4 Fashion” Ice Cream Social

Our new All-Stars Prevention and Education Group at Phoenix Houses of Texas kicked off on June 25 with an ice cream social. The All-Stars group focuses on enhancing young girls’ self-esteem and expression through the creative medium of fashion.