Encouraged, Equipped, Empowered

The Tree of Life is a one-year residential program for battered and addicted women that provides refuge, training and a faith-based, 12-step program.  The program provides support, advocacy, education, and resources needed to live independent lives free from addiction and violence.


We believe that by investing in the women in our community, we are investing in the future of our community! The majority of the women who come to the Tree of Life have been homeless, are addicted and have experienced some form of abuse (physical, sexual or mental.) CareCenter Ministries provides an all encompassing-program that seeks to heal these women, and restore the dignity that has been stolen.


I was addicted to methamphetamines for more than twenty years and it tore apart every relationship I had, including my children’s.
When I came to CareCenter in 2013, I had a deep desire to mend those relationships. God did so much in my life as I went through the program, healing wounds and providing me with understanding. My children saw how much I was changing and our relationships healed, as well.
I graduated from the Tree of Life Program and also completed the Academy for Inner-City Missions. As Tree of Life Director for two years, I had the opportunity to pour back into the lives of women just like me. Now, life could not be any better. I am living in California with my children and grandchildren, and so incredibly thankful for the renewed relationships! It would not be possible without CareCenter!

Kala Stockton - Tree of Life