CAYA is a free 7-month Christ-centered residential treatment program located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for women overcoming addictions.

Our Mission

Come As You Are is a free 7-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.

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!

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Our Team

Leilani

Executive Director
leilani@cayasteamboat.com

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.

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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.

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.

Dana

Office Manager
dana@cayasteamboat.com

Born and raised in Des Moines, IA. Dana has been in the Interior Design industry for the past 8 years. She loves designing, but always had a deeper passion to work with women struggling with addiction. Dana has struggled with several types of addictions throughout her journey. 

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She loves listening and pouring into others that have struggled with the same type of torment in their own lives. Jesus has done so much in her life, and she gives all the glory to him for helping her overcome so much in her life. She is still in process, but seeing her scars for beauty. Dana’s favorite verse to stand on is Dueteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Lana

Clinical Nutritionist/Individual coach
lana@cayasteamboat.com

Lana first learned of CAYA in 2019 while attending a service at Steamboat Christian Center. Leilani was introducing her vision of CAYA during the announcements and Lana’s heart was undeniably stirred. She knew the Holy Spirit was calling her to serve in this ministry. 

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Lana wasn’t even living in Steamboat at that time, but the Lord made a way and she is overjoyed to serve on this team.

Lana is a Registered Dietitian who earned dual degrees in Anthropology and Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship and graduate studies in San Francisco, California.
She specializes in the role of nutrition in mental health, particularly as it relates to trauma, the gut, addiction recovery, and disordered eating. Lana loves meeting each individual where they’re at on their health journey and she delights in witnessing the freedom that comes from surrendering to Jesus and reclaiming the body as a temple.

In addition to nutritional counseling, Lana enjoys sipping hot tea and adventuring with her loved ones.

Jenny

Resident Manager
jenny@cayasteamboat.com

I was raised in a house with a drug addict and alcoholic father. He also had a gambling problem so my entire childhood I never had stability or even love. On top of all of that my father was verbally and emotionally abusive to all of us in my family. 

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Sure my mother loved us and did the best she could to show us love and take care of us but she was so consumed with trying to save my dad. In high school I turn to drugs, alcohol, and reckless sexual behavior which led me down a path of even more abuse and brokenness. I eventually ended up in Colorado where Father God put amazing people in my life who lead me in His direction. I surrendered my life to him, excepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and my life has never been the same! He has delivered me completely from addiction and depression! He has made me whole and he has shown me what true real love looks like. He has satisfied every longing in my heart and has healed me from the trauma I have endured! I told him that I want to serve him for the rest of my life by being a part of walking alongside women struggling with addiction, abuse, depression, and so many other strongholds we struggle with. I want to show them His love, lead them closer to Him, and watch how he transforms them and sets them free! He opened the door for me to be a part of the Come As You Are Ministry so I walked through that door holding his hand and became a part of the most amazing team of Jesus loving warriors!

Viviane

CAYA Cleaning Manager
cleaning@cayasteamboat.com

Viviane loves serving God and the people around her. God has given her the privilege of serving the ladies at CAYA and managing the CAYA cleaning business. Viviane has been cleaning houses for over 15 years, and is excited to be part of the CAYA team.

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We are so happy to have Viviane on the team, she is teaching the ladies the power of doing your job for the Lord at the most excellent level we are able!

Maddie

Resident Manager
maddie@cayasteamboat.com

Maddie is a graduate of the Come As You Are program. She has a passion to help set women free of addiction just like she was set free. God and CAYA have changed her life and she wants other women to experience the same freedom. God has built her up and restored her. She has a new life in Christ.
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God has given her the opportunity again to be able to use her degree. Maddie studied at Colorado Mesa University and received her mass communication degree in 2018. Her vision is to use her social media and communication abilities at CAYA to reach more women who need to be saved around the country. She is so thrilled to be apart of the CAYA staff and can’t wait to show the goodness of God to others.

I began coaching with an intense longing to help others awaken freedom and joy in their lives, through whole wellness. I have been blessed to work with hundreds of clients across many platforms and demographics, over the past twelve years

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cherish each story into which I’ve been invited, but the women of CAYA remain to be my most celebrated clients. Partnering with the Spirit and walking with them through their healing, watching them courageously embrace freedom and new life, is an honor like no other. 

In my work with residents, I partner with the Spirit to shepherd clients into the hidden places where their addiction began - where their original wounds are still festering. Together we bring the wounds into His light. When brought into the light, residents are able to see what drove them to addiction were actually broken pieces of their identity that ached for the wholeness and the unconditional love for which they were made. After identifying their original wounds and honoring the ashes of life lost in addiction, I equip them to overcome; to create sustainable habits that empower them to remain in their new identity and in recovery; help them rebuild their confidence and self-worth on His firm foundation; and ultimately call them up into a life surrendered to His grace, living as royal daughters under His banner, “it is finished.” My desire is that they fall back in love with the Lord and His radical character, through our shared time together. And that through discovering His character, they experience His freedom, peace and rest, so that they may go back into the world fully equipped and overflowing with Him. 

I don’t have all the answers - at all. I simply have my testimony thus far, His perspective of grace and radical moments of powerful redemption to encourage and equip my clients. It is by grace alone that I stand in my identity today. And it is my heart’s passion to help each client trust His grace in their own life, so that they too may rise from their ashes into the beauty of their Heavenly identity, so they may run the race of their anointing.

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, offering a total of 12 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.

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Local Partnerships

Help can come in many ways. If you are needing assistance here are our local partners that we highly recommend.

Group Therapy

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Re:generation Recovery

Re:generation is 12-step discipleship through recovery. 

When: Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Where: Steamboat Christian Center | 821 Dougherty Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Contact: Website | Facebook | Email

LiftUp Food Bank

LiftUp provides charitable assistance without discrimination to meet basic human needs while fostering self-sufficiency.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Where: 2095 Curve Ct, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Contact: Website | Call Us

Sk8 Church

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.

When: View Programs Offered

Where: 2851 Riverside Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Contact: Website | Email | Call Us

Group Therapy

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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.

Contact: Website | Call Us | Email Us

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

Website | 970-846-8182 | repssteamboat@gmail.com

Physical Address
407 South Lincoln, Suite C,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

REPS offices are open Monday-Friday:
Monday-8:30-3pm
Tuesday-8:30-3pm
Wednesday- 8:30-5pm
Thursday- 8:30-5pm
Friday-8:30-3pm

Our Funding


Church Partnership

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.

Ministry Growth

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.

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