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Meet The Leavins Family

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Aloha! I’m Jessica Leavins, wife to David Leavins and mom to five beautiful children! David and I founded Aloha House back in 2014 to give back what had so freely been given to us - a chance to start anew.

I am originally from a surfing beach town called Ocean City, NJ. In 2009, I started looking for places to get sober - just like you are now. My journey took me to South Florida. I didn't know what to expect, all I knew was that I couldn't continue on the way I was living.

 

The AA community and the recovery that I uncovered here has been unparalleled. It has truly changed the trajectory of my life and that is what I hope to provide for each and every resident who walks through our doors - a chance to start over. This is where I found hope; where I found Jesus and where I laid the foundation to be a better woman, daughter, friend, mom and wife.

It just also happens to be where I met David, who is a Palm Beach County local - born and raised. David has been clean and sober since 2011 and together, we built this wonderful community around us. We have a deep respect and love for AA. It's what drives us; along with a passion to help others find their sunlight of the spirit.

 

This beautiful way of life has blessed us with five wonderful children. Some by birth, others by divine God intervention. Needless to say, life is busy - but life is good! We love the beach. (Can't you tell?!) We also enjoy taking the kids surfing, bike riding, boating and traveling in our RV. 

 

We are extremely passionate about our program, our structure and our housing. We want to show you this beautiful way of life. We love all of our Aloha Ohana and invite you to become a part of this family. Give us a call today. We are here should you have any questions or wish to set up a tour. We can NOT wait to meet you!

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Everyone on Aloha's team our all current or alumni residents of Aloha House

Danelle started as an Aloha resident in August 2020. After being released from prison, her life had been quickly ripped away. Her long term boyfriend and father of her son had just been sentenced to 4 years in prison. Her house was gone and now she was faced with leaving the care of son to her aunt. Danelle truly had no clothes, job or support coming in. She found an old pair of work boots at the house and started a job in construction. 

After a short stay at Aloha House Danelle experienced a relapse. She is the second woman since 2014 who experienced an overdose at Aloha House. My husband and I vowed to never let someone back after Aloha House, but God had different plans for Danelle.

After completing detox, Danelle called and would not take no for an answer. I heard the desperation and decided to give her one more chance. It was not an easy road, but Danelle has put in the work and stayed sober since. Danelle has been on buddy system longer than any resident in Aloha history, has been asked to move more times, and has had tighter restrictions then any resident to date. She has not been easy, star resident, as most of us have not in our early sobriety journey, but has always willing or Non willingly complied and it has worked out in her favor. 

She is now a trustworthy, active member of society. She has completed her steps, given her life to Jesus, works a stable job, supports her whole family, attends meetings regularly, has started traveling, sponsors other woman and is in charge of running Aloha House and holding accountable the 80+ residents that live there. 

Danelle is a staple at Aloha House and can take credit for forming the success that it has today. She is the perfect example of a story of success and is still working daily to better herself. It is an honor and a privilege to have Danelle in our professional and personal lives. She has a true testimony and is an inspiration to all who know her. 

Our Director Danelle Skiba

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