ABOUT CAYA

We Are A FREE Residential Addiction Treatment
For Women in Colorado

What Is CAYA?

CAYA is a free 12-month Christ-centered residential treatment program located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for women overcoming addictions.

Our residential treatment program provides 24-hour long-term care for 12 months to women who are 18 years of age or older and have come to a place of true brokenness and are ready to surrender their lives to becoming new in Jesus Christ.

The focus is on helping the women spiritually learn or re-establish healthy functioning skills and values.

Our program also encourages the involvement of family in the journey. Since addiction and associated recovery are very much interconnected with family, we encourage them to visit during specified days and times while their loved one is in treatment.

Voluntary

This is a voluntary program. Upon entry, all residents are made aware that they are enrolled by free-will and are under no obligation to stay, however choosing to leave before completion or taking actions that cause a resident to be dismissed will result in permanent termination.

Three Phases

Our program consists of three phases—  Intensive Treatment, Repair & Action, and the Maintenance Treatment—designed to foster valuable personal and relational habits and to help residents transition to successful and productive futures. All phases include individual and group spiritual counseling, life skills coaching, and identifying root causes of addiction.

Group Therapy

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Phase One

Intensive Treatment

Months 1-4

The Intensive Treatment Phase is the initial entry phase and the first four months of the program.

This phase is highly structured and allows residents to be fully engaged in their recovery.

Residents schedules are customized to address the unique needs of each individual and tailored to address not just addiction, but the wellness of the mind, body and most important their spirit during their stay.

It is designed to emphasize personal spiritual growth through study of The Word, taking self-inventory, becoming a willing participant as well learning to become personally accountable.

Group Therapy

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Phase Two

Repair / Action Phase

Months 5-8

This phase includes a more defined focus on the development and enhancement of Life Skills (including budgeting, interviewing & good work practices), the development of problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills, and the application of principles to effect personal change in thinking, attitude & actions.

This phase continues to increase the individual’s responsibility, by beginning to integrate skills learned into their life.

This phase also includes having the individual seek employment, resume writing and job application/placement services, and integrate recreational activities, while under the guidance and support of a counselor.

As they progress through treatment, individuals will be encouraged to keep practicing their new, healthy behaviors while adjusting, and to develop a healthy support network that will serve them after they leave the program.

Group Therapy

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Phase Three

Maintenance Treatment Phase

Months 9-12

This is a critical phase and includes educational service including literacy testing, a GED program, assistance in the reinstatement of driver’s license, resolving court issues, reinstatement of fines, reestablishing visits with probation/parole, and safe housing plan.

As our residents progress through treatment, they are encouraged to keep practicing their new, healthy behaviors while adjusting, and to develop a healthy support network that will serve them after they leave the program.

Treatment Services

We believe lasting healing and recovery is a holistic process, addressing every aspect of life. From health and wellness to therapy and emotional management, to legal services and job training. Below is a list of free services that we offer the women at CAYA. Click on each title to learn more.

Group Therapy

Twice a month group therapy with a certified addiction counselor or licensed clinical social worker.

Spiritual Direction

Get to the root of your addictions with individual sessions for 90 min.

Case Management Services

We work in tandem with your case manager to help you meet any requirements for your treatment plan. That includes weekly progress reports, drug screens, facilitate and supervise children and family visits, and write letters and progress reports for court cases.

GED Certification

We support you while you accomplish your GED through the WorkForce center in Steamboat. Financially covered by CAYA.

Nutrition + Cooking Classes

We believe that making healthy choices begins with nourishing your body. Throughout the womens time with us, nutritionist will come to the CAYA house to help with meal planning and addressing dietary needs (gluten-free, fibromyalgia, dairy-free, etc).

Each resident is in charge of one meal a week to cook for the CAYA house residents. They will learn grocery shopping budget management and how to prepare and plan delicious food so they can create nutritious meals on their own post-graduation.

Exercise Classes

Outer health begets inner health which is why we believe in the power of regular body movement and exercise.

A fitness instructor comes to the CAYA house for weekly classes. We also have weekly outdoor adventures where we participate in Iocal hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.

First one

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Daily Group Sessions

Each week our ladies are in bible studies with our many different teachers. Each teacher focuses on different topics ranging from mindset, mental blocks, writing and sharing testimonies and life stories, exploring identity as daughters of Christ, and more.

Education Services

The Franklin Covey Workshop teaches the women how to employ healthy and effective habits that support life-long growth and productivity. 

The workshop helps the women establish foundational principals that allow them to continue free from addiction and as influential members of the community. 

The women will be able to gain life skills, business training, and leadership development by studying the following topics: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Leading at the Speed of Trust, The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, and Introduction to Financial Peace University. 

They will graduate with four certificates identifying they have completed the course, bolstering their confidence and their resumes.  An expert instructor will visit CAYA to teach a portion of each topic, and they will participate in an online community. 

Job Training

We’re with you every step of the way as you set for success after graduation. We’ll help prepare your resume, job applications, provide interview training, and how to dress for interviews. We also help with job placement.

Legal Assistance

Any requirements you must complete we will help you with – anything from community service fulfillment, drug screens, progress reports, etc.

Marriage and Family Counseling

Heal wounds, re-establish connection, re-work communication patterns, and more through personal marriage and family counseling services.

Residential Treatment

The CAYA House

About the House

The CAYA house sits by the Yampa River, is fully furnished, has 5 bedrooms (which includes an office and the resident manager’s bedroom) and a total of 9 beds for residents.

There’s a big beautiful kitchen for community meals and a large living room for relaxation and reflection.

There is always a resident manager on-site 24/7.

Meet our Founder

Leilani Brook’s Testimony

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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

Administrative Coordinator
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

Spiritual Director
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.

Jessica

Administrative Assistant
jessica@cayasteamboat.com

Jessica was born and raised in a strong Christian home in Kansas City, Missouri. Her family took in foster children during her early teens. At that age she gained a heart for the broken. From then on she was on a search for ways she could help those who need it. 
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She has been working with CAYA since moving to steamboat with her husband in 2020. In March 2022, they welcomed their first child and now works mostly from home.

Viviane

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!

Sandra

Resident Manager
sandra@cayasteamboat.com

My name is Sandra. I have been a follower of Jesus for 13 years and have experienced His power and freedom from so many spiritual bondages in my own life and family and I am a strong believer in the power of Worship & prayer!

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I met the CAYA ministry at a worship night in Hayden in November 2020. It was a divine appointment and a sweet experience in the Holy Spirit! That night the Lord expanded my heart to love and encourage His daughters to find the same hope and faith in Him and I have been serving, loving and learning with them ever since. My favorite is Worship & prayer together,we also meet for 1/1 prayer, mentoring, Bible studies, baptisms, retreats, conferences, events..

I have been so encouraged by the lives that surrender to Jesus in this program and experience His freedom, healing, deliverance, family restorations, miracles…in such short periods of time. Aleluia!! I recently joined the amazing staff team of “Warriors bride”.

Tiffany

Resident Manager
tiffany@cayasteamboat.com

Born and raised in Northeast Arkansas, Tiffany, being from small town America's bible belt, had a Christian foundation as a child, teen, and into adulthood. Through different life circumstances battled with her own addictions.

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The Lord brought Tiffany into the non-profit treatment sphere at New Hope Refuge in 2020. As He broke her chains she felt the calling in ministry to walk beside and serve women struggling with addiction, to share with women the freedom in Christ and the overwhelming goodness of God. Tiffany was the first graduate of the New Hope Refuge program where she went into transition, and became a house mom for the program. It was then she knew her passion for Women's ministry. Tiffany left Arkansas to follow the Lord's call for her to serve with Caya.

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!

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.

My name is Maya and I am 23 years old. I’ve been living in Steamboat Springs for over a year now and I love to ski, hike, and hangout with friends. I chose CAYA because I love how unique the program is and how close together and family-like the work environment is. Everybody is friendly, optimistic and welcoming. 

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The Lord brought Tiffany into the non-profit treatment sphere at New Hope Refuge in 2020. As He broke her chains she felt the calling in ministry to walk beside and serve women struggling with addiction, to share with women the freedom in Christ and the overwhelming goodness of God. Tiffany was the first graduate of the New Hope Refuge program where she went into transition, and became a house mom for the program. It was then she knew her passion for Women's ministry. Tiffany left Arkansas to follow the Lord's call for her to serve with Caya.

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