making a difference… one woman at a time since 1990
Amethyst House was founded by Marilyn Cole and was incorporated in New York State in December 1981.
From 1981 to 1990, Marilyn and a committee of dedicated and concerned citizens raised funds and awareness of the need for a community residence for women on Staten Island. In June of 1990, Amethyst House welcomed it’s first resident.
Amethyst House was established to provide a warm supportive and safe environment for women recovering from the effects of alcoholism and substance abuse. A prolonged chemical dependence is destructive to most women physically, emotionally and spiritually, it is important that they be afforded the time they need for recovery and self-renewal.
Amethyst House provides women with an environment independent of destructive forces that had an extreme negative impact on their lives. In a safe place and with time devoted solely to them, women can gradually begin to develop positive patterns of interaction and enhanced coping skills.
These are the tools that will enable our women to build a strong solid foundation and become productive members of society.
For additional information or to make a referral please call 718-448-1900