Come As You Are Ministries
CAYA is a free 12-month Christ-centered residential treatment program located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for women overcoming addictions.
Come As You Are is a free 12-month residential treatment home for women that equips them to overcome addictions and discover new lives.
The women experience a healthy community, build their work ethic and skill sets, receive the resources needed to gain freedom from their pasts, and learn to serve others in need.
CAYA residents participate in recovery groups, counseling, and life coaching to facilitate change at a heart level. In addition, they build valuable life skills by supporting themselves through residential cleaning work, managing their legal and personal appointments, having supervised visits with their children, practicing food budgeting and inventory, and practicing executive functioning skills.
We seek not only to see the women’s lives changed, but also to contribute to the betterment of the entire Yampa Valley.
Our Ministry Partner
Breaking Bonds will help mentor Come As You Are with budgets, programming, fundraising, and provide the guidance needed to stay on course and be successful, along with quarterly visits to CO to help with fundraising. We also have local partners within the Steamboat community who are eager to have a free faith-based option for women.
This is not a treatment.
This is a CURE.
This proven treatment program has an 80% success rate that we are bringing here to Steamboat Springs from our parent ministry, Breaking Bonds Ministry.
CAYA is the only residential treatment program for women in Routt County, and we are the only free women’s recovery program in the state of Colorado!
My name is Leilani Brooks, and I’ve been set free from a 14yr. drug and alcohol addiction. I spent one half of my life in active addiction, which culminated in my incarceration and loss of my two-year-old son. Today, by the grace and relentless love of God I have been clean and sober for over 4 years.
My destructive way of life came to an end in early 2016 when I was accepted into a Faith-Based Treatment program. After graduating from this 12-month life-changing program I knew the path the Lord wanted me to take.Read More
I began the process of building a recovery program for women by working with the local church leaders, women’s groups, jail administrators, judges and anyone else who wanted to be a part of His vision!
Come As You Are is my answer to prayer to help suffering women, just like I was, to overcome and realize that Jesus is the ultimate physician.
Today, I am a thriving member of society, real estate broker, multi-business owner and committed Mom to a very happy little boy.
Rebecca joined the CAYA team because the partnership aligned so beautifully with The Hesed Project’s mission to take God’s love to where it is needed most. Co-laboring with Christ and His Church to see broken hearts bound and captives set free is such a joy and privilege! Her heart for the women is to help them discover their identity in Christ and to build a foundation for serving Him throughout their lives. In addition to adventuring with Jesus, Rebecca adores spending time with her two daughters, her husband, and her community. She feels thankful to be able to teach, speak, and train through spiritual formation sessions, discipleship cohorts, service-learning excursions, and other amazing opportunities.
Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Grand Canyon University. Her education, as well as her experience with administrative work for a family, faith-based nonprofit, qualifies her for a role such as this.Read More
Most importantly, the overwhelming calling and passion she feels to be a part of CAYA is what will really make an impact in the work she does in making CAYA thrive.
Jessica went to a program similar to CAYA, and through her time there, she gained the desire to take lost and broken women by the hand and lead them to Christ.
Admissions & Operations Director
Darin is a Utah native. He moved to Colorado 4 years ago. His passion to work at CAYA came from his background of 20+ years of being in addiction himself. Darin attended a non profit treatment center in Denver and was asked to stay on as staff. He was trained in admissions and outreach and excelled in advocating for clients in the courtroom, through probation, and parole and working with the homeless.Read More
Barbara Novotany, MD
Barbara Novotny, MD is a board certified family physician at Steamboat Springs Family Medicine. She received her B.A. in Biochemistry at Dartmouth College in 2001. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2008 and graduated from Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in 2011. During her residency training, Dr. Novotny worked in the bush of Alaska and afterwards worked for 4 years as a physician on the Zuni Indian Reservation.Read More
Jessica was born in San Jose, California and moved to Kansas City, Missouri at ten years old. As a teen God had given her sister a vision for her. Where women were walking into the throne room in rags and full of shame. God called Jessica to sit next to Him to reveal to them their beauty and their hearts of gold. She knew God had a plan for her! During high school she volunteered her summers at an orphanage in Mexico, still searching for what God’s call for her was. A year after graduating high school, Jessica got married. She worked as a manager at a restaurant where close to half the staff were from a troubled youth treatment center. This gave her a passion for working with women in recovery. Jessica and her husband moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Steamboat in faith that God had a plan for them, and after some waiting on the Lord, He called her to CAYA!
Evening Resident Manager
Carly Hicks is a 21-year-old recovering addict from Yazoo City, Mississippi. She is recovering for a 4-year drug and alcohol addiction. Carly has been sober for 1 year now after completing the Come As You Are program herself. Since completing the program, Carly strives to relate and empathize with new women who enter into the CAYA program. Carly has goals to complete the certified addiction counselor courses in order to obtain her license. Carly carries the spirit of discernment which is helpful when it comes to maintaining a spiritual atmosphere in the house. One strength of Carly’s is adaptability. This allows her to welcome newer women into the program and help them adjust to this new experience. Carly will be working as the night time resident manager from now on.
Below are images of our very first CAYA House established in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2019.
The CAYA house is a fully furnished house that sits by the Yampa River. Inside are 5 bedrooms, including an office and resident manager’s room, with a total of 9 beds. There’s a beautiful big kitchen for community meals, a large yard, and in-house laundry.
There is always a resident manager on-site and 24/7 staff. There are weekly family visits on Sundays from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm.
Want to visit in person? Schedule a tour today.
Help can come in many ways. If you are needing assistance here are our local partners that we highly recommend.
LiftUp Food Bank
We are a safe and sober refuge that exists to reach the lost, broken, and the addicted with the love of Jesus, regardless of gender, background, race, or religious affiliation. We exist to see lives changed.
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Where: 2851 Riverside Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Advocates - Domestic Abuse
24/7 Safe Line: 970.879.8888
Advocates provides supportive opportunities through intervention, education, advocacy, and community awareness.
We invest in the lasting change of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. When we achieve that goal, individuals and our community are forever changed.
REPS - Suicide Prevention
REPS seeks to preserve, protect and promote life by providing the Yampa Valley with a group of trained volunteers, collaborative initiatives, educational programs, compassionate survivor-care, and proactive suicide prevention.
We are not a Crisis Center. If you or someone you know are having thoughts about suicide, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In Colorado, you may call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text “TALK” to 38255. In an emergency, call 9-1-1
407 South Lincoln, Suite C,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
REPS offices are open Monday-Friday:
Mind Springs Mental Health
Steamboat Springs Mind Springs Health provides outpatient counseling and therapy for a wide range of behavioral health problems. We treat people of all ages and services are offered on an income-based sliding scale. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones on your journey to mental well being.
Call our Office
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
407 South Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Come As You Are Ministry is here to help build the Church and not take from it. Because the ministry will be located and partnered with the church, it will be our intent to grow the church and grow the impact that the local church(s) will have in our community. There is so much opportunity to reach the broken and see lives being saved by the grace of God.
In addition, we will also be funded by private donors, churches, and quarterly fundraisers. We are very thankful for the spiritual support and the openness of the church for this program to be a part of it.
We currently can hold 9-11 residents in the current 5-bedroom home (take a tour) which is an ideal number to lay that foundation. As God builds, we will expand our facility and program.