Photo: Angel's Birthday

Angel Manor, a safe haven for women who are working to overcome drug and alcohol addiction, celebrated its 8th year in Kingman Saturday with a get-together and barbecue on Potter Street.

Up to 12 women and their children can stay at the manor at any one time while working on a 12-step program and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Several area clinics and organizations refer women to the Manor, including Mohave County Mental Health, Child Protective Services and Narcotics Anonymous.

Three hundred sixty-eight women and children have stayed there in the past 8 years. Angel Manor also holds AA meetings Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. that are open to the public.

In addition, there is a weekly Saturday potluck at 5 p.m. and an AA speaker at 6 p.m., also open to the public. During the celebration Saturday, various women stepped in front of the crowd and spoke of their personal experiences at Angel Manor and how it changed their life. Here, former Manor resident and manager Debbie Pierce (foreground) says a prayer as she talks of how staying at the Manor affected her life for the better. She talked of the bond the women share and spoke of her experiences becoming a manager at the Manor.

It taught her to "live by example." For more information on Angel Manor, call Director Wendy Weaver at (928)530-9812 or House Manager Dustin Whalen at (928) 530-9811.

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