Who We Are

Mission Statement:
To Empower Individuals through Spiritual, Mental, Physical & Emotional Guidance

Our Vision:
To “See Broken Individuals Whole”

Shades of Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit organization started in 1993 by our Late founder Lucretia A. Allen.

These are her words:

I was sitting at home one night meditating. I questioned myself and God as to what I could do to help recovering women. Many women had complained to me about the expense and locality of retreats. Then it came to me, what about having one in our area where women could get a local bus or cab without too much expense. The next day I called my sponsor and threw it past her. She told me God had given me a job to do.

I then got on the phone and started calling women God and I had selected. It didn’t occur to me that I had no trouble getting them. The first meeting was held at my home on Friday, May 25, 1993. It consisted of thirteen women in attendance. I would like to take this moment to say “thank you” to all of them that came on that day and to those who still remain. Thank you for helping me make my vision come true.