We just wanted to take a moment to thank you ALL for all you did for Andrew while he was at Stonewater. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the growth we have seen in him over the past 3 months and while some things he does or says still leaves us scratching our heads – we have to remember he is still a 16-year-old kid.

Your Stonewater family has had a trickle-down effect with others in our family too. Our older son is taking steps to clean up his life as well – almost 50 days sober and re-enrolled in college! Andrew has talked with him about what he learned and how he feels, and I truly believe it will help him. Please share this with your staff as we are thankful for each and every one!

– Jennifer H., Andrew’s mom

Stonewater was the best thing my parents could have ever done for me.

“Stonewater was the best thing my parents could have ever done for me. I am grateful to a staff for his willingness to want to help change lives and for always being there to listen and to help me work on the deeper problems that I had. Stonewater changed my life.”
– KLT

A beautiful place to be to overcome addiction problems.

“A beautiful place to be to overcome addiction problems. The staff is awesome and gives your loved ones the best of care, so they are able to have a sober lifestyle. Thank all of you for giving me back my beautiful grandson. God bless.”
– Betty

A family-based recovery center.

“A family-based recovery center. We are almost at a year of having my wonderful grandson back to being the man he should be. I thank the Lord every day for Stonewater and all the wonderful people there.”
– Will’s Grandmother

I would recommend to any parent.

“I would recommend to any parent – if you’re seeing serious signs of isolation and depression or if your son went through a traumatic event, you need to contact Stonewater. We as parents wish we would’ve done something sooner.”
– Parents of Conner

Stonewater gave me coping skills to deal with my depression.

“Stonewater gave me coping skills to deal with my depression. Because I can’t fix the depression, I can just fix how I deal with it. Before, drugs were my only coping method. I never thought I would be able to be where I am at right now. I still have a ways to go, but Stonewater definitely put me on the right path.”

– Stephen

The Fikes family have their own story, and I think that that helps tremendously.

“The Fikes family have their own story, and I think that that helps tremendously because they know what it’s been like to go through it. They can’t just sympathize but also empathize with families. My advice to other parents is to make the decision; it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, make the decision. It’s the right thing to do for your kid and your family.”
– Parents of Stephen

It’s crazy they put in that much time to a kid that didn’t care in the beginning.

“It’s crazy they put in that much time to a kid that didn’t care in the beginning, it makes me really appreciate how good I have it and how much people care about me.”

– Conner

For the past couple of years, I have let addiction control my life.

“For the past couple of years, I have let addiction control my life…I have ended up in jail, caused problems for my family, and have lost opportunities. I am blessed that I went through this program. I want to be known as a changed young man and a great family guy that is putting effort into life. I have a great plan by God for me, and I plan to be able to live my life clean and happy. It is my time to make a great change.”

– Bryson

Stonewater saved my son’s soul.

– Mother of Mark

I knew once I stepped inside that I made the right decision.

“I knew once I stepped inside that I made the right decision…Here they loved him enough to get him through it and not just send him home because he was more trouble. I guess you could say they loved him through it and nobody has ever done that…“I have my child back and he has a future.”

– Andrew’s mom

Thank you more than y’all will ever know.

“Thank you more than y’all will ever know. You took us from not talking or communicating to more than we ever could have imagined and I hope we continue to grow.”

– Cass’s mom

I think that this is going to build a foundation for him.

“I think that this is going to build a foundation for him that he will take with him when he has his own children…Y’all are saving people’s lives. You really are.”

– Chase’s mom

They saved my son’s life.

“They saved my son’s life, they cared, they took the time to get to know him and to dig in the trenches with him. To help him. They have been there and they could talk to him in a way no one else could. There is nothing I could ever say that would adequately convey my appreciation to Stonewater.”

– Chris’s mom

I love the team at Stonewater. Each and every one of them are precious.

“I love the team at Stonewater. Each and every one of them are precious. Every time we have been here they have been very compassionate and helpful and when I see them here and how they interact with the boys, you can tell they care and they have a mission. You can see the mission all over them.”

– Colby’s mom

As soon as we came to Stonewater, we felt comfortable.

“As soon as we came to Stonewater, we felt comfortable. Our son felt comfortable. We were excited our life could be different than what it had been.”

– Connor’s parents

The minute his Stepdad and I arrived on campus, I knew this was where our son needed to be.

“The minute his Stepdad and I arrived on campus, I knew this was where our son needed to be. I was very nervous and very scared but when I left I had peace…Stonewater, not just the facility but the staff here, has just been amazing. I am very grateful for everyone here. I truly believe for male adolescents, this is the place.”

– Camden’s mom

The staff and the facility and everything about it just felt so right and comfortable for us.

“The staff and the facility and everything about it just felt so right and comfortable for us. We truly felt like he was at the right place and a place that could really help him, and we have never felt any other way since we’ve been here…We really feel like making the step to get our son help saved his life.”

– Thomas’s parents

We wanted him to be in a safe environment.

“We wanted him to be in a safe environment in a facility that had a home-like structure, that also had Christian values.”

– Jaden’s parents

The sweet Jaden we knew is back.

“The sweet Jaden we knew is back. He has the drive to accomplish something and that’s very important. It’s not a dead end street anymore. He’s got a lot of people behind him that love him and he was brought here because people love him and care about him, not to push him away ”

– Jaden’s parents

Looking back, I wish we would have made the decision sooner.

“Looking back, I wish we would have made the decision sooner than we did, but I think we were in a little denial ourselves about the situation we were in. We were lost and didn’t know what direction to go in and once we started talking to Stonewater they gave us clarity in what direction to go in….Stonewater was Godsent in my opinion. It was meant to be. “

– Jake’s parents

What I really like about Stonewater is that it does feel like a home.

“What I really like about Stonewater is that it does feel like a home. So when you walk through the door you don’t feel like you are walking into a facility, you feel like you are walking into a home. The way the building is set up, the way the staff interact with each other, the boys, the families. It definitely feels welcoming and warm.”

– Luke’s parents

It felt good to be surrounded by people who understand.

“It felt good to be surrounded by people who understand, you know? Cause it can feel like a very lonely path when you enter it and you carry a lot of guilt and shame, but once you connect with people going through similar struggles, you realize that you’re not alone…I’m very grateful and thankful that everyone cared as much as they did, and as much as they do.”

– Luke’s parents

Across the board, the recommendation for Stonewater was unanimously 100%.

– Mack’s parents

I feel like Stonewater has done everything.

“I feel like Stonewater has done everything they can do to give my son the tools he needs to be successful in recovery…I can’t recommend Stonewater highly enough. This is a blessing and the opportunity for other families with their 12-17 year old sons. It’s a beautiful thing.”

– Mack’s parents

The Stonewater team has been just exceptional.

– Parker’s parents

Stonewater welcomed our son with open arms during a stressful time.

“Stonewater welcomed our son with open arms during a stressful time. It was hard many days being 500 miles away from our son, but we knew he needed treatment. I do believe with my whole heart that the experience he received by the seeds planted will continue to sprout and he will become the person he is meant to be. Thank you again, Stonewater, for investing in not only our son, but in our entire family.”

– Grant’s mother

Our experience at Stonewater has been nothing short of a miracle.

“Our experience at Stonewater has been nothing short of a miracle. The entire staff, from the person cooking the meals to his therapist, treated him with care and respect, which developed the respect back from my son.”

– Dan’s mother

This facility is beautiful, the staff is incredible, from the intake coordinators to the therapists…

“This facility is beautiful, the staff is incredible, from the intake coordinators to the therapists, doctors and nurses, the education coordinator, and everyone involved – this place is top notch. We highly recommend Stonewater, as it was exactly what was needed to guide us as a family on to recovery for our son. We are grateful to everyone there and feel blessed to have our son back!”

– Luc’s mother

Stonewater provided our son with a lifelong defining experience.

“Stonewater provided our son with a lifelong defining experience. He was taught to challenge himself as well as taught skills to become a stronger, better version of himself.”

– Declan’s mother