It’s been 15 years since Kim Adams and her husband, Bill, moved to a secluded farm on Beulah Road in the northern part of the county where they created Recovering Hands — a caring and therapeutic environment committed to helping women trying to reclaim lives lost to substance abuse.
Fast forward to this Sunday, and the Adams will open their farm to women alumni who at one time were suffering the after-effects of substance abuse and received counseling and lifestyle coaching at the 150-acre Nathalie farm along with a dose of tender loving care and comfort from farm animals they tended there.
The Adams will host a Southside Shindig IX and Fourth Annual Recovering Hands Alumni Event from 1 p.m. to “whenever” when women once under the Adams’ care are invited to return to the peaceful place where they found recovery from drug addiction.
“Please join us for fun and food and to support Recovering Hands,” the Adams couple state on an inviting poster.
Raffle tickets will be available for a hand-made quilt, and two 50/50 raffles also will be held with a portion of the benefits going to the musicians and the other funding Recovering Hands scholarships.
The shindig will include music, pig pickin’ corn hole, slip n slide, tournament horseshoes, Frisbee, food, fun and fellowship.
Alumni wishing to attend are urged to contact the Adams at 860-469-5462 and let them know.
Also alumni are asked to bring a favorite dish and lawn chair, but leave the pets at home.
Camping is available for guests who travel a long distance.
The Adams couple has opened its non-profit residential health and well-being extended care center to any woman who is ready to make the effort to recover.
The facilities at Recovering Hands include two cabins — one for their clients and one for the staff — as well as the main house that serves as the Adams’ home and an area for activities and meals.
The group room is housed in a separate building near the main house where clients and staff hold workshops.
Also on the property are a labyrinth, greenhouse and gym.
For more information, contact program director, founder and CEO Kim Adams by calling 860-309-1404 or emailing email@example.com.
They also are on Facebook at facebook.com/RecoveringHands.
To get help or make a donation, visit www.recoveringhands.com.