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The Journey House

About Us


The Journey of Recovery begins with Hope

Finding grace, gratitude, and purpose through the Journey of Recovery.



 Our mission is to provide peer recovery support services to individuals seeking recovery by promoting education, family, community, and a holistic approach to healing.



 Michael Tillem is a person in long term Recovery, which means he has not found it necessary to use any mind or mood  altering substances since April 3,2002. As a person in long term Recovery, Mike offers his lived experience along with skills he has gained through peer recovery support specialist training. He is driven to lower the stigma associated with addiction and raise the standard of recovery support services. 

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 The Journey House is driven to establish community collaboration in order to expand and strengthen the recovery support network for individuals seeking recovery. We are committed to lowering the stigma of addiction and raising the standard of recovery support services.  

Recovery Housing


  • The Journey House has homes for men, women, and families seeking a safe environment to begin their recovery journey.
  • Amenities include: cable, electric, and utilities
  • Live with other individuals walking the path of recovery and learn a new way to live. 




  • Empowering the recovery community to unite and break free of shame by sharing our stories of redemption and transformation.
  • Facilitate group meetings which encourage behavior modification .
  • Guiding one another to set goals and celebrate in  victories together.


  • Building relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
  • 23 million Americans suffer with substance use disorder.
  • The Journey House encourages residents to give back to the community and share personal stories of Recovery.
  • We participate in Recovery advocacy through community collaboration.

What we Believe


  • People in Recovery carry a message of Hope.
  • Addiction is not a moral failing, it is a disease of the brain.
  • We are better together and embrace community. collaboration and partnership opportunities.
  • Compassion and connection are key to overcoming trauma.



Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.  


Two thirds of individuals suffering with substance use disorder report childhood abuse. Dr Allison Jackson, a trauma-informed care specialist, makes a compelling case for “connection as a cure” to counter a lot of damage done by ACEs .(Adverse Childhood Experiences)  

Volunteers needed

If you are interested in volunteering at The Journey House we would love to hear from you.

Contact Us

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Call us today

 We are here to serve the recovery community so please feel free to contact Michael Tillem at (804) 201-8060  Director of Operations, Kristie Camper can be reached at (804)882-5534 

The Journey House

1400 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, Virginia 23228, United States



Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday- 9am-4pm

Sunday: By appointment