12 steppers houses set to be a community rock and strong tower

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12 steps to overcome an obstacle

The 12 Steppers House was created out of special need to serve the population who “wants it”, unfortunately not for those “who needs it!”  Co-founded by Kenney  B. Walls and Jerome Calvin, both experienced in the areas of successful recovery , community involvement and in  “giving back”, sharing their experience and hope, in the Detroit area and beyond.

To promote and utilize the historically correct understanding of the Twelve Steps used to treat alcoholism and other addictions for their maximum therapeutic benefit and the improved health of communities.The Twelve Stepper’s House was founded upon and utilizes these Twelve-Steps because of the enormous benefits that this therapeutic process has given and still offers to persons disabled by alcoholism and other addictions. The original Twelve Steps are those presented by Bill Wilson while a member of the Christian church in 1938 that gave rise to groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and many other groups.

Our residential program provides a place to call home for men and women in recovery. A charitable work helping sufferers of substance abuse and their families. Where an alcoholic or addict helps another! The 3 vital houses are: Surrender House,  Healing House and the Development House.

These houses are fully furnished with laundry rooms, telephones, cable TV, and a drugs-free environment. Service fees are based on an individual’s ability to pay.

In them we provide residential training programs in substance abuse cessation, relapse prevention, and substance abuse education that use Twelve-Step literature as its foundation.

The Twelve-Steps is most often divided into three parts.
Steps One through Three are the surrender steps and are utilized by our Surrender House.

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that God could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.

Steps Four through Nine are the healing steps and are utilized by our Healing House.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly on our knees asked Him to remove all these defects of character.
8. Made a list of all persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Steps Ten through Twelve are the development steps and are utilized by our Development House.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.

12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Three divisions. Each house focuses on one of these divisions to progressively bring our residents through the whole Twelve Step process.

The Twelve Stepper’s House also publish, promote, and distribute Twelve-Step literature that informs and educates. We offer to authors and aspiring writers no-or-low cost publishing of Twelve-Step literature and a monthly newsletter directed at individuals and organizations interested in the solution to alcoholism and other addictions. Through our printing work we support activities and groups that utilize this prolific holistic therapeutic method for alcoholism and other addiction.


For specific questions concerning our operations and/or engagements

Email : Ken Walls – kenwalls@12Steppershouse.org  or Jerome Calvin

For general  information   Call : (313) 739-6100  Email: info@12steppers.org

Website see: www.the12steppershouse.org

Deborah A. Culp (TPEPost.com Contributing Writer)

About Deborah A. Culp (TPEPost.com Contributing Writer)

Deborah A. Culp is a Freelance Journalist & Consultant with over 20 years of hard earned experience in the business. This includes Print & Broadcast Media. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she now lives in Wilmington, NC. She is a Correspondent to Divine Caroline, TPEPost News, The History of Jazz Music, and For ColoredGurls and formerly with the Wilmington Star News Online. Deborah recently became the Parent & Family Expert for the Examiner.com, Wilmington/Fayetteville, and NC. Still operating as a Freelance Writer/Photographer. She is working on her first book; “Then there was laughter” and has a few business endeavor irons in the fire. She is a staunch volunteer and loves her family & friends.