Limen House recently celebrated the opening of a sanctuary — a new sober living residence for women at 1900 Washington Street in Wilmington — with a reception held Feb. 16.

The new residence is named Aegis House — meaning safe haven — and was made possible through Wilmington donors and the support of the state. The residence will host nine residents in five single bedrooms and two double bedrooms.

The new program offers a variable length of stay and includes individual case management and peer support designed for women who need support in their recovery process to return to independent living.

"Limen House is very grateful for all of the continued support as we grow our program to be able to help more women,” said Michael Duffy, executive director of Limen House.

With the recent addition, Limen House has four houses — two for men and two for women. The existing men’s level-three house supports up to 16 men, while the level-two residence houses up to nine men. The existing women’s house accommodates about 10.

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