About Us

Our History

About Us

Here's how we did it

Passion, experience and a fierce commitment to recovery are the cornerstones of our success.

Courage to change was founded in recognition of the need for lower barrier sober living in and around Monroe County. We wanted to offer sober living options that can meet the needs of those who come from wealth and those who were never so fortunate. That is exactly what we have done.

We are founded on the recognition of individual recovery depending on multiple approaches. We provide the space and help where an individual can come to take full responsibility for their own recovery.

Timeline

  • 2018

    We have been so successful the we've opened six houses in less than a year! We are continuing to improve ourselves in offering transitional housing development. Case workers consult with clients about their health conditions and work together to heal.

  • 2016
    Oct.

    Our first graduates, David, Gareth, and Nicole, two of whom came to us from Prison, moved into their own place. They are still sober today, and making the most of life!

  • 2016
    Oct.

    We began opening other houses in response to need and our positive feedback.

  • 2016
    July

    Our first house opened! It held 5 people in Elletsville.

  • 2016
    Aug.

    Courage to Change is officially founded by Brandon Drake and Marilyn Dallas

  • 2016
    early

    Brandon Drake of Keystone Interventions and Marilyn Burrus of New Leaf New Life begin collaborating on a new housing system for south central indiana

  • 2015

    We had a growing awareness that the transitional sober living houses currently in Monroe County, while wonderful, didn't have the capacity to adress the needs of many.