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The Miracle House works to end homelessness for women with substance abuse by providing a transitional residence facility with a stable, sober and empowering environment.
Dawn Granger struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for over 20 years. During that time she engaged in prostitution, became alienated from her son and family, and lived on the streets of Los Angeles. She lived the life of a crack addict.
In August of 2003, motivated by a desire to re-connect with her son and attend his High School graduation, Dawn made a life-changing decision. Homeless, she asked a friend to drop her off at a rehab facility in Venice, CA. She stayed there for 7 months, rebuilding her life. As she healed, her desire to assist others took seed and began to grow. She soon enrolled in addiction counseling classes.
Dawn’s life took another turn in 2008, while visiting some family members in Dallas. Dawn saw an opportunity to obtain a house that would be suitable for a residence facility. She returned to CA, packed her bags and moved to Dallas.
By working two full time jobs in Dallas and obtaining some loans from family, Dawn purchased a five bedroom home in Dallas. The Miracle House was born. She applied for a 501 C3 status in 2009, and it was granted 9/22[/10.
The Miracle House started accepting women in 2009. Miracle House began working with the Dallas Police Department’s New Life Opportunities Program, designed to assist prostitutes to get off the streets. Soon, the courts began sending women to Miracle House.
Miracle House also become certified with the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2010, and received a grant under the Access to Recovery Program (ATR). ATR provided funds on a per diem basis for a period of 30-90 days for women on methamphetamines. The ATR program is no longer in existence.
Recently, Ms. Granger became a state certified instructor in Peer Recover Coaching through the Department of State Health Services. .
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