After working in the substance abuse field for eight years, Ashley English had come to learn some of the limitations that people trying to recover from a substance use disorder face; after all, she was a person in recovery herself. Ashley knew how critical it was for people to find new people, places, and things if they were to be successful in recovery, but she also knew that the resources in order to do so were slim to none. She wanted to create a place of healing for those suffering from a substance use disorder that was easily accessible, free of judgment, and with a staff who was loving and compassionate.
On August 6th, 2012, Ashley opened the doors of The Willow Center. She began with an open mind and, instead of coming out with an agenda, she came with a mission; a mission to provide a need for our clients, a need for their families, and a need our community. There are so many people struggling with a substance use disorder and we want them to know that they are not alone. The staff here is committed to walking with our clients through their journey so that they never have to feel that way.
We are a client and community-focused organization that is always humbled and grateful when our clients choose us to be a part of their recovery journey. It is an honor that we do not take lightly. We know, and we want everyone else to know, that people matter. Their stories matter. Their future, matters.