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Brooke: 'A haven for women who want to heal'

It has been nearly 35 years since Brooke lived at St. Monica’s. Today she is a psychologist who specializes in addiction among women and veterans with PTSD. She has spent a lifetime paying forward the gift of recovery.

"I was sober for three years, then came back for additional treatment for depression. St. Monica’s helped me get my life back on the road to recovery by giving me extra counseling, support and guidance in my early years of sobriety. Ellen, Pat and Bess were very committed to helping women in recovery. St. Monica’s is simply a haven for women who want to heal and change their lives."

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Each woman facing addiction has her own story to tell. No two are alike, but they all have something in common: No one can manage recovery alone.

For 50 years, St. Monica’s has been helping women overcome addiction, trauma and mental illness. As part of our yearlong celebration, we are sharing 50 stories of success and inspiration from women who have achieved lasting recovery. We’ll share a new story every week, so check back often.

Help more women like Brooke achieve recovery: Your gift right now helps women in need today and for the next 50 years.

Are you a St. Monica's success story? We'd love to hear from you!

Read more success stories here. 

Note: All names are pseudonyms to protect client confidentiality.


St. Monica's offers a home and help for women struggling with substance abuse or mental health problems. Learn more about who we are and view a list of our programs and services.


St. Monica's receives funding from United Way, Region V Mental Health Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, and generous donors who make recovery possible for hundreds of women and their families each year. Thank you!


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