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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention

Mission: At One step at a time, we are dedicated to giving hope, healing and guidance to those suffering from the disease of addiction

Target demographics: Overcome the disease of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 addicts and alcoholics

Geographic areas served: Addiction Resources

Programs: AA, NA Structured and Sober Environment

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Gigi Moss P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Saturday February 24th 2018 I walk through the doors of one step at a time recovery. I was broken, confused, lost, ashamed, heartless, emotionless, cold, numb, no self-worth. I had no self-love, no structure, no kind of stability. Most of all on that day I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I need a new way to live, I needed to gain my life back. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Most of all I needed to get my family back my children back. I'm walking through One Step at a Time's door I was able to do so. One step at a time taught me a new way to live and that I was worth living for.

Needing structure and stability one step at a time taught me how to gain that back. They help me relearn responsibilities that built my structure and stability. I had to learn by doing adult things again like finding a job, holding that job down, by showing up everyday on time. Annette and her crew showed me how to gain that back. One way I was showed and learned was I now had bills to pay like weekly rent. I had to eat and boy oh boy did i eat now that i was liveing a new life. Witch meant I need food. Which meant I needed to get a job. Maintain that job. So I can have the means to do the adult things like pay bills,pay rent and get my food or necessities. Annette and her people knows us recovery addicts chances are dont have jobs at the time of entering the program. So not only did they teach me again how to look and gain a job but until i could do just that Annette and her crew helps me with some kind of work so I can get the things I needed and do on my own. Even if that was working at Annette on her property. You know what that showed me.? That she cared. Just didn't kick me out because I couldn't pay my rent. She gave me the means to be able to do so. She let me come out to her private place of living and let this attic and her personal area to earn my way. That showed me there was a new way to live. That showed me that love and compassion that I had to be retaught. That showed me that I was still lovable even if I was broken and sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I graduated from her program with a certificate 6 months later in August 2018.

I went home after graduation with everything I was taught. It was time for my graduation and to go home at this time I gained everything I had lost. I was no longer sick and tired of being sick and tired. I gained myself back. I learned a new way of living. Most of all I gained my children and family back.

And I got my certificate tonight at my graduation and going home and walking through the doors with my family and children I learned there was hope for addicts. I learned to keep the face and a higher power other than myself. I want to take one day at a time. And I learn not only do we recover but we are worth recovery. I owe that to Annette and her crew at One Step at a Time Recovery.

I gave them my broken up life. They help me put myself back together. Not only would I refer Annette and her crew to other addicts but I would also trust them with their lives, as well I trusted them. And still trusting them so much I would in fact not only refer other addicts to them, but I did guide and bring my sister to Annette's program so they could help her save her life.

Today almost 2 years later Here i am killing, standing strong. WE DO RECOVER.

1st pic was my mug shot. Realizing I needed help.

1st picture is today.!
And the 4th is my mug shot. The 2nd and 3rd is myself today with my children. And if I could share one more picture it would be my husband and I.
All Can say is Thank you God and One Step at a Time Recovery.!
And again
WE DO RECOVER. ONE DAY AT A TIME.!.!

Gigi R.
9-5-2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I walked through the doors of One Step at a Time Recovery I was broken, lost and didnt trust nobody. The ones in One Steps office said very simply to me we will help put you back together so you feel and see that your not broken any longer, we will guide you through the way so dont worry you wont be lost long and we will show you its ok to trust rather it be with your higher power or trusting ur self the trick of it is it will take your work and foot steps.! And with my readiness and having willingness with an open mind I was put back together and I now can show my way and most of all I learned to trust my Higher Brother.!!
Thank You One Step at a Time Recovery.!!
Love Gigi a Recovering Addict one day at a time.!

Patricia Knowles H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One step helped change my life. Gave me eye opener to a real sober future that I never believed existed. My goal when I came to one step was to learn how to live a Normal life drug free and happy. I accomplished that goal. I have my family back, a great job, amazing real friends. I love myself like I've never done before. One step taught me RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE! There is life without drugs. Thanks Annette and the one step family for making me feel worthy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place saved my life! They made me feel comfort and love! Annette isn't going to make it easy on you and that is because she has lived what we are living and she knows from experience that we as adults have to be held accountable for the poor decisions we make in our journey! For that I am grateful! I love you & appreciate you more than you will ever know Annette ❤

Jesse P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been here since April 30th 2019. I've had ups and downs here but one thing it has done for me is begun to change my life for the better. It's a structured program. Great people still here staff and clients alike. I've been able to see the difference in myself and so has my family. I don't know what I would've done if I hadnt come here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One step has helped change my entire life around. If you are looking to get sober then One Step is a great place to choose. It is a great environment and the staff truly cares. I am so glad I found one step.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Step took me in when I had nowhere else to go. They helped get me back on my feet and only encouraged me to grow and be better. The staff was kind and Annette has always been there for me when I needed her. If you need a good, safe environment with people who care about your sobriety I highly suggest One Step. I wouldn't be where I am without them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have the pleasure of seeing lives changed daily. One Step really cares about their residents and are very dedicated to helping individuals restore themselves, family and their relationship with the God of their understanding

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a client of onestep at a time for nearly 6 months . I'm set to complete the program in less then 30 days. Onestep is definitely a place that helps and genuinely cares to help the addict reach sobriety, and learn the tools to keep it when our journey at onestep is complete

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to one step at a time in April 2012 lost , broken and in need of a new start. Thanks to this program I have got my life back. I’m free of drugs and living a happy life. I have been working in the recovery field ever since. Its my way of giving back to those in need. I would highly recommended this program to anyone that is looking for a sober living environment . The owner and staff are awesome. I have posted a picture of myself on drugs and after. I hope my post will Inspire others to get help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have sat and read the reviews here and some are so outlandishly ridiculous that it is disturbing.

I know from first hand experience of this program and how vital it is to the ones that is actually sincere and honest about wanting their recovery. I have seen this program work in many miraculous facets of individuals lives. I have seen families restored, I have seen respect and trust gained back to those that have lost these gifts from addiction.

For those that wish to speak harshly and badly of this program and its director, I have to say this. These individuals are those that are disgruntled because they are the ones that have failed in themselves and failed to follow simple guidelines or still in active addiction.
Where some other programs around in the US or in the greater Atlanta allow their clients to remain without any form or structure and does not provide sober environments.
This program does provide a sober environment and structure.

I am a past client of this program, and have succeeded in remaining sober for the past 8years. I have regained my dignity, respect. I got my license back and a car. Things that I lost while in my active addiction I a and have regained back.

It is a place that if you are truly honest and sincere to get sober and clean and remain sober and clean this is the place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I originally came to this program in 2011.
I came in as a lost and hurting individual suffering from alcoholism and other substances.
When I came in I was shown love and respect both of which was not shown before I arrived.
The staff shows and displays the care and love to the ones suffering because they too have walked that journey.. Today I have 7 yds sobriety and clean time.. I now work as a staff member who returns the same care and respect that was given me.. We strive to help others to make changes within themselves, love themselves and respect themselves.
This is a great nonsense profit that can use the support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into one step recovery as broken and desperate as an alcoholic and addict could be in 2016....I was showed a lot of love and care which I desperately needed and in return I showed a lot of willingness to start my recovery process. I had a grdaughter pass away in early 2017 after being born premature. I stayed till may 2017 then left the program to only go back to what I always knew to drowned out my sorrow and pain alcohol and drugs. I then returned to one step recovery sept 2017 which I then had even more willingness to never return to active addiction. I completed the program slowly but I actually completed w/ a certificate in 2018. the program helped me build a life to stay sober for...I am now the mother....nana...sister...aunt...friend I only dreamed of being till now. I am now on staff and try my best to give back to others what was givin to me guidance...structure and accountability so they may build a life to stay sober for also. sooo thankful to one step recovery for everything they have instilled in me to make a better life for myself...my family and friends....definitely would recommended the program to others looking to find a better way of life in recovery!!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is a blessing. Anyone that is serious about recovering a life worth living for this is the place for you. I have came to this program and completed it and in my time here have gained sobriety a sense of peace and a family. I recommend One Step as a first stop for anyone's sobriety!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Onestep at time recovery saved my life an got me sober an mt family back kids back my life back thanks to all the staff at onestep at time recovery an
Annette Attaway for everything she has done for me. I am forever grateful to this program.

1 Emma B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This placed help get me sober and get my son back in my life. I'm forever grateful for One Step and for Annette!

Cody J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this a great place because of the love in here and the support they give you if you really want it honestly the best place i been just by the vibe here and thats just how feel about it

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Step at Time Recovery was my saving grace. It taught me how to live life on life's terms. It taught me how to live in this world with other people and have love and tolerance for others. It was a safe place for me when I needed it the most. I was also an employee after graduating the program which gave me the chance to give back what was so freely given to me. As I have now moved on and back with my family, I still carry with me to this day the lessons & tools I learned there. The OSAT staff have a way of making everyone feel loved and worthy of a better life!! Great place!!!

1 Ira D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have witnessed countless people begin a new way of life at One Step At a Time. From the humble beginnings to the multitude of people it has served, One Step thrives. I have had the opportunity to serve with One Step’s community outreach that services the homeless population in Metro Atlanta. The reaches of One Step surpass just the recovery community, it touches places most will not. I am thrilled to see the progress of not only One Step At a Time, but all the success stories of the people it serves.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Step is truly a blessing for people who want a chance to save and change there lives around....i did....one step has some awesome people who really care about your recovery....i would recommend one step to any one looking for solid recovery....Hats off to one steo

tlcd2dino

Donor

Rating: 5

The opioid epidemic is at an all time high. I think it might be worse than the crack era. Adults, teenagers and children are getting addicted in new ways especially to opioids. And we need charities with recovery programs like “One Step at a Time, Recovery” to not only help them get clean and sober but also help them get acclimated back into their families and society and “One Step at a Time, Recovery” does that better than anyone else!

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Donor

Rating: 5

One Step At A Time Recovery is a GREAT nonprofit. It is a great program for people with drug and or alcohol addiction. The program welcomes a diverse set of customers. It is also one of the best programs with a high rate of success. And success is measured many ways but in the end it's success is defined by giving their clients a second chance at a better life for them, their family and their community. I have supported the nonprofit since it's inception through volunteering and donations I have seen the power of the program and I am a. IG supporter.

donna2015

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Words cannot express what is in my heart for this place. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! You have given my husband a new outlook on life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand what kind of work they do. Let me tell you its amazing! They gave me my Husband back better than when we said I do. I have also volunteered on one of their projects and am looking forward to doing more. The staff is amazing and I know they have their hands full with the residents, but they are always willing to offer help to anyone who needs it. I can not thank them enough for what they did and continue to do. They are all amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the same way a church is actually the "body of believers", One Step is indeed a community of people striving to change their lives and engage life in a more meaningful and productive manner. I would encourage anyone who struggles with addiction issues to give them a call. If, you are looking for a safe place in which to get serious about your life and become the individual you were meant to be, One Step could be that perfect fit for you. It was for me, and it can be for you. Don't wait, call them today! Ken Helmer

Wesley W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a graduate of One Step and now a part time staff member I have been able to not only get my life together but guide others in getting their lives back it is truly an amazing program. If you are willing to put forth the work and are determined to get your life together this is a stable environment to do so.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

One step at a time recovery has given me a place to totally change my life around. With great staff, who really gets to know you on a personal level, and making you feel right at home as family. Without this place I would not have been able to experience the happiness I have in my life today! Thank you one step family!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place feels like home! As an addict I have been to some pretty low points in my life, at my lowest I had lost all hope of ever finding true happiness again. This program gave me back my life; it gave me back my spirit. The amount of care, understanding, and love received here is a big tribute to the healing process an addict needs in order to recover. There is structure, the staff keeps you accountable and reaching for your goals. If you are truly willing to work towards our recovery and better your life this family oriented program is a great place to start.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It change my lifeif it can change this drug addict into a man again it can change anyone!!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello. I want to share my experience with One Step at a Time with you. The staff at OSAT are so dedicated to helping people in their recovery process. They genuinely care about each individual who walks through their door. My recovery experience has not been a bolt of lightning, but rather a slow, sometimes painful process. However, I have been loved and encouraged in each phase of my growth process. The AA promises come true. My relationship with my Father in heaven, my amazing son, family and friends have been strengthened. I am truly a miracle of this program. Bring your willingness and honesty. God puts others in our lives to lead us to Him. Thank you One Step at a Time!

Sonya, Jackson and Thor (God of Thunder)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One step at a time is a great program. I graduated it in October of 2012. After graduating I stayed on working with other clients. I came back to work at one step at a time February 2017. I love working to help others in there recovery. Julie Nelson

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onestep2013 08/01/2017

We are so very blessed to have you Julie

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been honored to be apart of and witness the miracles and changes in people's lives through this program
It is a wonderful organization that truly cares about restoring lives and family
They help so many