The Megan House Foundation, along with local political leaders and the Miller family proudly celebrated the opening of Erin’s House with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday September 25, 2017.
Erin’s House is the organization’s first Success Home, offering graduates of the Megan House program a safe and nurturing sober living environment for a period of one to three years.
Located in the Town of Dracut, Massachusetts, the home was named after Erin Miller, who lost her battle with addiction in 2015. Since their daughter’s death, Lyn and Geoff Miller have been unwavering in their support of Megan’s House, donating generously of their time and resources to help other young women in recovery.
“This is a bittersweet day,” said Lyn Miller. “Unfortunately, Erin’s House wasn’t around in time to help our daughter. This is exactly what she needed and she would have loved this place. My husband Geoff and I are extremely humbled that it was named in her honor.”
Dracut Town Manager James Duggan, who helped pave the way for Erin’s House to be built in Dracut, served as Master of Ceremonies. Duggan spoke of the town’s efforts to combat the addiction crisis and how vital a role Erin’s House will play. He was joined by Board of Selectman representative Tony Archinski.
Also on hand were State Senator Barbara L’Italien and State Representative Colleen Garry, who represent the town in the Massachusetts State House. Both addressed the need for places like Erin’s House and pledged their support for programs and services required to help those in recovery.
The touching ceremony was witnessed by many member of the Megan House Foundation and its Board of Directors, along with several neighbors who showed up to roll out the welcome mat and offer encouragement to those in the front lines of this battle.
Up to eight residents at a time will live in Erin’s House, having completed the six to twelve month treatment program at Megan’s House in Lowell. The home is overseen by a Director and House Manager who offer round the clock support as the young women continue their journey toward becoming healthy, independent members of the community.