Learn to Fish Recovery Center for Women and Children
Our Mission Statement:
“ To breathe life & hope into Women and Children who have been traumatized, demoralized and marginalized as we equip them for a life filled with love and prosperity.”
Our C.E.O. and Founder Sabrina Crain-Sweeney and Manatee County Commissioner Misty Servia at our transitional living center with one of our resident's children. Misty came by to tour the center as it is being remodeled for use by our program graduates as a "next phase'' in their recovery. By providing a continuous structure, accountability, support, and the love and feeling of family they have come to know at Learn to Fish Recovery Center, our ladies will have a stronger foundation of recovery to build on as they continue on to independent living. Our transitional living center will be that "stepping stone"
Our Children
Taylor, Amelia, Dianalia and Kenyona play together in our recovery home. Children are a big part of the work we do here at Learn to Fish Recovery Center. As mom heals and her behaviors and values change, it has an immediate and direct effect on her child. Together we break the cycles of addiction and abuse
Missions Projects

The Petersons, Carol & Wayne from Roser Church of Anna Maria Island, came out to inspect and repair our playground equipment. They are pictured with our Outreach Coordinator Tiera Beisinger.

To find out more about how you can assist us in our mission, or if a woman you know is in need of recovery, please call our office at 941-755-3900 or email Tiera@ltfrecovery.org
Our Transitional Living Center

We are blessed to be able to share with you pictures of the recent roof replacement on our new Transitional Living Center, by Manson’s roofing, made possible by a generous grant through the New Genesis Fund, with the Manatee Community Foundation.
Currently, we are remodeling this home for use as a Transitional Living Center for graduates of our program.
Welcome New Staff

Please welcome our new Program Director Heidi Benortham. Heidi is a Kansas native and graduated from Washburn University with a BSN. She is also a Learn to Fish alumni and was our House Manager/Program Director in 2014. She has 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters, and her very special dog Milo who visits the office every Friday. She enjoys cooking, gardening and kayaking. We are blessed to have her back with us as part of our team!

We are a faith based recovery program. Pictured (left) is one of our weekly Bible Studies with Miss Stacy (right) Our Learn to Fish Recovery Center ladies and staff got the opportunity to have some fun doing clay crafting with volunteer Kelly. Art therapy is part of our holistic mind-body approach to recovery.
Easter 2019

A blessed Easter Greeting from all the Learn to Fish women, children and staff

"But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all"- E.H. Peterson