Starting with a Celebration of Life for those who lost their fight

Mercy Me Living Sober, LLC, a new medically-assisted recovery home in Beaufort, recently opened its doors to help women addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Founder James Fordham said everyone is invited to the home’s grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m., 116 Elliot Street, Beaufort. The event will include a Celebration of Life for those who lost their fight with drugs or alcohol.

The non-profit also has plans to open a home for men in the near future. Fordham said addicts and alcoholics need more than just a place to get sober. They need to stay sober. “We provide long-term care and the chance for freedom from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction.

“This is a place for obtaining a new and sober life through our medically approved treatment program, appropriate medication and use of the effective 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Residents of the home learn how to stay clean and maneuver personal challenges with effective tools for living.

“Mercy Me is a clean, safe, supervised living environment. We offer more than a simple out-patient service; we offer certified Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT).  This, combined with the 12-step program delivers a higher rate of recovery.”

Mercy Me is a non-profit organization and a step-child of another group founded by Fordham, which also offers recovery programs but without MAT.

For information about rent, rules or treatment call Fordham at (843) 263-2520, Gina at (843) 941-9391. You can also email or visit: