How Would you Describe the Community at Twin Oaks?
The community at Twin Oaks is truly an amazing group of people, including the staff. There is no way to describe the community without including the caring, devoted individuals working with the guests on a daily basis. The staff cares so much about each person’s recovery and well-being, and that is demonstrated by the level of dedication, commitment, and communication. Because of that, our guests feel seen, heard, valued, and loved. We have so many different people from all walks of life, who come together for one goal: recovery. It doesn’t matter where you come from, who your family is, how old you are, or what you struggle with, we are all here to support each other and find happiness and fulfillment in our lives. Our guests feel safe because they grow together, encourage each other, and support one another. We recover together.
What is the Best Advice You Would Give to Someone Starting on Their Recovery Journey?
The best advice I can give someone starting their recovery journey is to understand that their mistakes don’t define them, and the comeback is always greater than the setback. Everyone loves a good redemption story. No matter where we came from, what we do moving forward is what matters the most. We are deserving of a healthy, happy life, and with honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness we can begin to write the next chapter of our lives.
Through a partnership with the PATH foundation, Herren Wellness Twin Oaks opened in November of 2020. Located 47 miles southwest of Washington, DC, Twin Oaks is a historic equestrian estate situated on 50 private acres with stunning hilltop, lake and distant views. The property offers top amenities and has an ideal atmosphere for peace and serenity. While our property is idyllic, the experience for our guests is most important, which is why much care is taken in assembling our team. A special relationship is developed between Life Coach and guest during their time at Herren Wellness, the one on one work and also the work with guests’ families creates a trusting and strong bond. Sonia has been able to jump into this important role and embody what we strive for in our team: support, experience, and a heart for recovery.