TRANSFORMING LIVES. EQUIPPING CHURCHES.
Certified Biblical Counselor
Certified Addictions Counselor
Commissioned Addictions Counselor
Addiction has affected my life in profound ways. Being married to someone who struggled with addiction destroyed our family. Because of the loving care of my Savior through my church family, I was never alone and never hopeless, even in the darkest times. My pastors and my friends did not abandon me, they didn't shy away from the mess. This is the example God used for the model for Hope for Addiction.
Three years after the launch of Hope for Addiction, addiction hit my family again with a devastating blow. My ex-husband died from prescription drug overdose. The darkness of addiction threatened to take me out again. But my church family stood strong with me and walked with me again, shining the light of Christ into the darkness.
There are countless programs for addiction, but nothing for what happens after rehab. How does someone actually live in sobriety and freedom? How do people live after the devastation of addiction? Literally learning to live life again. We need community to walk with us through life and help us know HOW to live. The church is meant to be this community.
There is great hope. Jesus Christ came to set us free, not just make us sober. If you want freedom, or if you desire to walk with someone on their path to freedom, please join us.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
Liz's personal story, how Hope for Addiction came to exist
Freedom House Director
I attended the very first Hope for Addiction meeting in July 2014. My thought was to attend and help others with with their addiction. Shortly after I realized I had a problem with addiction myself. I entered a detox facility soon after and have been clean and sober ever since. God has grown and changed me from the inside out. I was a Christian but was held captive by addiction. After a year of growing deeper in my relationship with Jesus, I had a desire to reach out to other women who were struggling just as I had. I love seeing God at work setting people free. Seeing the bondage of drugs and alcohol removed and being bound to Christ is something only God can do.
It is my greatest joy to serve people struggling as I did. The weekly meetings are encouraging and always point us to the One True God who is able to redeem souls and set them free. I truly believe that the journey I have been on has been for one reason: to glorify God in the ministry of addiction. People are dying, people are craving support, fellowship, mentors, and most of all hope.
In February 2019 I left my job of nine years to serve as the Director of Freedom House. I am blessed to walk alongside women in need. I am excited for all the opportunities God is bringing to reach more people and have an impact for His glory. This is the game changer.
Donor Relations and Program Support
I was raised in a Christian home, attended church, Sunday school, Bible studies, and sang in the choir. Yet, at age 17, I walked away from the Lord. My life proceeded to be pretty good from the outside... until it wasn’t. Death of a child, a bad divorce and excessive alcohol drove me down a path of sorrow. BUT GOD, in His perfect love and perfect timing called me out of the pit and placed a new song in my heart.
In 2019, my husband and I knew we were being drawn to some kind of addiction ministry and we attended our first Hope for Addiction meeting. After that very first meeting we were so blown away by the honesty and grace offered there, we returned and never left. The weekly meeting puts Jesus on full display for the broken and lost.
One day I was having lunch with Liz and she shared that Hope for Addiction was going to be needing more full-time staff. I wasn't looking for a new job at the time, but I watched God work out the details and I stood in amazement of His mighty hand directing my path. I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team. I can truly say that my journey has been worth it as I surrender to the Lord and walk alongside those struggling with addiction. God is so very GOOD.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Board of Directors
Liz Beck, President
Founder, Hope for Addiction
Rich Richardson, Member
Pastor, Center Church Gilbert
The Gospel Coalition Arizona Steering Committee
Jamie Self, Member
Pastor, Grace Church Peoria
Jay Johnson, Vice President
Vice President, FX4 llc
Josh Vincent, Member
Pastor, Trinity Bible Church
The Gospel Coalition Arizona Steering Committee
John Ramsey, Member
Co-owner, Gomer's Gardens