Our vision is to provide a working farm to continue the healing process for sober residents after release from treatment programs. Our residential living program will offer a safe, sober, and restorative environment for our residents to establish a new direction in their lives. The focus is on accountability and peer support as we help each other build toward a new life with dignity and respect.
FAITH - HOPE - HEALING
St. Zachary’s Haven provides an environment of nature’s healing power, exceptional care, comfort, and hope through the power of prayer.
Our facilities provide separate housing for men and women in two historic buildings. Each building has shared bathrooms, kitchen and common areas. Outside, there is a barn and meeting space to store farm equipment and livestock. The barn has meeting space for community activites and educational events.
The farm is situated on 13 acres in rural Warren County Ohio. We are about an hour north of Cincinnati and adjacent to the Little Miami River State Park which extends over 80 miles along the pristine Little Miami River - a Wild and Scenic River. Bald Eagles nest neaby.
Here you will learn to take care of yourself - mentally, physically and spiritually while taking care of God's plants, animals and land. You will learn the basics of animal husbandry and therapy animals. Our 3/4 acre vegetable garden will challenge you physically as you plant, tend, harvest and market vegetables. Classes on beekeeping and maple syrup production will lead us into a future of increased sustainability. All designed to improve your wellness.
We have a deep conviction to help break the constant cycle of substance abuse disorder, rehab, jail, crime, homelessness and destruction of the family by offering what we see as the missing piece: stable free holistic living on a farm. Residents can stay free of charge for at least the first 6 months, and up to 12 months for those committed to changing their lives.
We all know the cycle: drugs/alcohol, crime, jail, drug rehab or psychiatric unit, homelessness, and repeat; we also understand that the lack of sober living in a long term sober environment is crucial to real change. The statistics of relapse and recidivism are staggering across our county and the country at large. What program shows full success? Established programs have the same problems, no long term sober living.