Mason Ryleigh 💗 Robert Mason

Happy New Year… I am not big on new year, new beginnings. Never wait for tomorrow to be your best self. However, it does seem like the right time to share this… Years ago, Sarah was court ordered to obtain sober living in Carroll County. She was from Alabama, but living in Anne Arundel County. She hated Carroll County. She ended up at Rob’s house. Meanwhile, Morgana wanted to come to Rob’s house, but we could not accept her because … Read More

Merry Christmas Dinner

Each and everyone of these women are an extension of Rob for me. A few of us have lost our beautiful babies to the disease of addiction, and the rest of these women work hard every day to succeed in their recovery. Tonight, Connie, Cindy, Valerie and I got to witness how our children live on through helping others. What a beautiful gift! Merry Christmas ladies, and thank you all for helping to save me ❤️💚

A message from Ally Mendez…

Last night was wonderful! Thank you, Dimitri, for always supporting me and Rob. You have been a loyal and constant friend since the day that I met you. You have a way of bringing so many people together that would otherwise never have the opportunity to meet. There is so much division in our world lately. Last night highlighted what happens when people come together, out of love, for a common purpose. This is what life is about… Had the … Read More

Recovery Graduation

This is what successful recovery looks like… Kristina has lived at Rob’s house for almost two years, and today she graduated from Carroll County Adult Drug Treatment Court. It is such an honor to be community partner with such an important program in our county. As I was waiting for graduation to start, I looked up and saw that all of the women from Rob’s house showed up to support Kristina. It is such an honor, and it is a … Read More

Welcome to Kristin’s House

Welcome Home Kristin 💚 May your new house be filled with love, happiness and healing energy, and may every woman who walks through the door find her way to a beautiful life of recovery. Being able to provide women with safe places to live, where they can get their lives back, is such a humbling experience. I am so honored to be trusted to carry out Rob’s purpose. He continues to live on every day through helping others. Chris, you … Read More

Kristin’s New House

I have worked very hard over the past couple of months to have faith that an extremely difficult situation would work out. This situation has tested my faith in my purpose, and it has brought my grief to the raw surface. Although I am still very emotional, Rob has once again showed me that he is closing one door so that he can move me to where I am meant to be. Unfortunately, the journey of opening a new door … Read More

Sharing my story of hope…

Marwan, Thank you for coming to Reclaiming My Life yesterday afternoon. It is so important to bring awareness and attention to the disease of addiction. You did this by allowing the women to share their stories in a safe place that they call home. I am so proud of these women, and they give me so much more than I could ever give to them. It has been a while since I have shared the day that Rob died. While … Read More

We Bought Rob’s House

A little over five years ago, Tim, Brittney, Bob and I met. They asked me if I would be interested in opening a women’s sober home. Bob, who was retired from the Sheriff’s department, had a townhouse in Westminster. He wanted to help our community, and he offered me his rental to be used as a sober home. I had started Rising Above Addiction two years earlier, yet had no idea what sober living was. Tim and Brittney assured me … Read More

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