She Recovery

Danielle Snoddy is the Executive Director of She Recovery. She created the nonprofit organization to educate people and help them heal.

Staff Photographer Caleb Cole

  For Danielle Snoddy, the executive director of She Recovery, her quest to help women struggling with addiction and abuse started with a sign.

“I was driving down the road one day and saw a sign for A New Beginnings, which is a recovery center for women, and something in me said you need to turn the car around and go there,” Snoddy said.

   Over the past year, Danielle volunteered at A New Beginning once a week, teaching therapeutic yoga classes to women in recovery.

    “It just felt like the next step was to make this a nonprofit, so I could go to other locations and reach more people,” she said.

    She Recovery is a nonprofit organization that specializes in giving women ongoing support and education after they achieve sobriety through a traditional program.

Their mission is to provide ongoing education that combines yoga instruction, Ayurveda workshops and traditional group counseling to women who have a history of addiction or trauma so they may achieve a well-balanced lifestyle of the mind, body and spirit.

“The thing that you find with people in recovery, especially with drugs and alcohol, is that they might be able to stay somewhere for 30 days or 90 days, but when you get back out, you have to change your whole life,” Snoddy said. “You’ve got to change the way you think (and) you’ve got to change your daily routines. You’ve got to change all of those things to really be successful.”

As a nonprofit organization, She Recovery operates entirely on grants and donations. 50 dollar donations can provide enough funding for ongoing support for women in recovery, whether through a yoga class or traditional counseling.

“We want to give these women education so that they can heal themselves and help others,” Snoddy said. “Self-empowerment is what this is all about.”

She Recovery will host a launch party Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. to raise funds for the program. The event will be at 116 East Mobile Street. More information and donations can be made directly at their website www.sherecovery.org, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.