You may recognize Rosalind – or as many in the Maggie’s community know her as Rozzie or Roz – from our agency video, “The Other Side.” Or you know her as a friendly face at The Magdalen House. We met her three years ago when she arrived at The House, an experience she talks about it in this short clip:
After completing the Social Detox Program in January of 2017, Roz immediately started volunteering. She was at Maggie’s several days a week helping with housekeeping, transportation, and anything else that was needed. It wasn’t long before she began sponsoring women in the house, became a regular overnight volunteer, and she was almost always at birthday night.
Today, Roz is celebrating three years of sobriety, and we are so grateful to have her on staff. Happy three years, Rozzie!
What has been the biggest gift to you in recovery?
The biggest gift in my recovery is the opportunity to witness a spiritual awakening in other women. To have real connections with real people. To be given an entirely new life.
What would you tell the woman who is newly sober, or still trying to get sober?
Never give up on seeking, learning, and humbling yourself. Look within yourself for your spirit and share that part of you with other people as much as possible. Continue to improve your understanding and conception of what that means to you. Give yourself to others now do not wait.
What is your life like today?
I trust all outcomes to God. I go out into the world and do my best to use my gifts to honor and glorify God’s grace. I have all the resources available to care for my children, and be present for my elderly parents. All situations are opportunities for me to be useful. I make myself available each day for numerous women I have grown to love. I am free to go anywhere and make wrong or right decisions. I belong to a home group, carry the message of AA, and consistently walk other woman through the steps.
About Rosalind Jones
Within a few days of completing the Social Detox Program and becoming an alumna in January 2017, Rosalind began volunteering, helping with anything that needed help. Within weeks she was an overnight volunteer and soon found herself serving as a chair on Maggie’s Women’s Group.
Today, she is a Program Coordinator as well as an entrepreneur and single mother of three wonderful children. She has made The Magdalen House her place for connecting and working with women like herself, who enter the doors broken. Carrying the message and sponsoring women comes first in her life. She is incredibly grateful that making a decision to work the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and getting connected to a higher power has provided thousands of women true freedom from decades of alcoholic torture.