Addiction. Overdose. Heartache. In Central Indiana, these words are much too familiar. Lives are lost everyday because of Substance Use Disorder, and our communities are struggling to treat this epidemic.
Addiction spirals. It affects not only the individual with Substance Use Disorder, but also their families and friends--it is not a solitary disease. In order to recover, addicts need a healthy living environment to focus on healing, and in many cases, they need a safe place to distance themselves from triggering relationships and places. Our Central Indiana communities need recovery housing for these very reasons.
This is where Way Maker comes in. More than just a sober-living home or half-way house, it will be a community of resources and guidance for those who are ready for freedom from the chains of addiction.
Way Maker homes will be substance-free. They will be places of refuge, hope, and second chances. Way Maker will provide recovering individuals opportunities to grow spiritually, improve his or her health, and develop emotional and social skills. Resources will be offered to allow for goal-setting with regard to employment, education, health, and rebuilding relationships. To achieve sustained recovery, we strive for Way Maker to feel like home. It is our hope that while we help those with Substance Use Disorder, we build a community of love and belonging.
The foundation of Way Maker is in the name itself. Jesus Christ is “The Waymaker,” and we believe that through Him, doors are opened and paths are cleared. Way Maker believes true freedom comes through Jesus, and by His grace we are healed. Spiritual development and Christian education are fundamental pieces of our recovery community, including 12-Step and Celebrate Recovery meetings. Counseling, peer support, and church attendance are crucial to lifelong recovery.
We strive to help recovering addicts leave their past behind and step into a sober, healthy, and successful life--to take ownership of their lives, learn how to take care of their bodies, and develop career goals. Way Maker will provide vocational rehabilitation through employment coaching as residents job search, and transportation will be available to get to and from interviews until residents are able to secure transportation on his or her own.
The stigma attached to addiction is harmful to sustained recovery, and it prevents equal access to treatment. Way Maker homes will be safe, attractive residences. As we seek to defy stigma and bridge the gap between localities, we will build relationships through outreach and community service.
Way Maker’s ultimate goal is to provide housing, resources, and structure to those seeking to live in freedom from addiction. We believe in redemption and healing for addicts, their families, and our communities. Way Maker will be a light in the darkness. Through Christ, all things are possible.
The dream of Way Maker was birthed in CEO and Founder, Cindy Whyde because of the battle that she has fought for so many years with her son. Addiction is very close to home for many of the leaders and volunteers of Way Maker. Many have fought and continue to fight for their family members who struggle with substance abuse disorders. For the last decade, CEO and founder, Cindy Whyde has continued to fight for her son. Today, her son is in longterm recovery and is a big part of Way Maker.
Way Maker's key advantages are that it will be more than just a sober-living home, it will be a community of resources and guidance for those who are ready for freedom from the chains of addiction.
It will be upscale with a homey, safe environment for the clients to heal and recover well in community.
Resources will be offered to allow for goal-setting with regard to employment, education, health, and rebuilding relationships. To achieve sustained recovery, we strive for Way Maker to feel like home. It is our hope that while we help those with Substance Use Disorder, we build a community of love and belonging.