Grants Pass Sobering Center working to provide a solution

Sobering center opened back in 2016

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 6:22 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The Grants Pass Sobering Center opened back in 2016 as a way to find a solution to the public intoxication problem in Josephine County.

The name speaks for itself.

"I’m 16 months and 4 days sober," Sarah Cassman said.

Sarah Cassman was once in need of help.

"I was hopeless and desperate and just couldn't keep going," Sarah added.

That feeling was the turning point in Sarah’s life.
"I’ve had a lot of support," Sarah said.

That support has been shown through the Grants Pass Sobering Center.

"When I came in here, I didn't know what else to do and the lady that took me in she showed compassion towards me and she and pack the director both went above and beyond and get me into a treatment center," Sarah went on to say.

Just a couple months ago she -- Sarah’s journey became full circle - as she accepted a job with the Sobering Center.

"In some respects there are no words for it, it's the most successful thing that I could imagine," Director, Pat Murphey said.

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