Recognizing a Need in Our Community
She and her partner, Karl Holland, owner of Holland Construction and local business owner for 23 years, both recognized a serious need in the community for assisting mostly homeless and low-income addicts and alcoholics in their quest for recovery.
In 2007, this inspired them to start TYLA. The agency assists men and women to sustain recovery from drug and alcohol addiction through outpatient counseling, group meetings, peer support, clothing giveaways, and various other forms of help.
After working with victims of addiction for 9 years, TYLA witnessed that addiction is most often a result of other conditions such as: homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and abusive relationships. TYLA officially changed their Mission Statement in October of 2016 from one specific to help substance abusers to the current one, addressing a broader category of disadvantaged populations in order to reflect this observation.
Actualizing Our Vision
Holland Construction, along with other family members, donated time and money to make a vision become a reality. A certified staff, interns, and volunteers help operate the Outpatient Recovery Center. TYLA is not only a dream come true for Cheryl Holland, it is also a dream come true for many people in the community that need help with "turning their lives around."