Our Duchess is a bouquet that brings good to the recipient and the sender. We have partnered with The Family Effect.

The Family Effect is a certified nonprofit that works to reduce addiction as a leading cause of the family collapse and harm to children. They focus their fundraising efforts on Serenity Place, a residential treatment facility for mothers and their children to heal from the effects of addiction side by side. This bouquet is named after Duchess, a mother that went through the program and a shining example of recovery. By purchasing this bouquet you are giving back to families like Duchess’. When we work together to heal a family…we all get better. Get to know more about Duchess below...

Duchess came to Serenity Place tired and defeated from the consequences of a decade-long addiction.”My life was a struggle on a daily basis. I felt hopeless and was turning tricks to get my next high.” Her main motivation to change her life was her young son and teenage daughter. She chose to come to Serenity Place because she was able to bring her son, CJ with her while she was in treatment. Not only was she able to heal from her addiction her son could too. “Serenity Place helped breathe life into CJ. He started to talk at Serenity Place and he wasn't before we got there. The staff taught him how to ride a bike and helped potty train CJ.” Her son was behind for his peers when they first came to Serenity Place but today he’s not only on track with his peers -- he’s reading at a grade level higher.

Duchess graduated from Serenity Place in 2018 and continued her recovery journey in the step-down program known as LOTUS. Duchess’ most recent accomplishment is receiving her GED- something she believes never would have happened had she not been in recovery. Today, she works full-time as the Med Tech at Serenity Village.”It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to work with these ladies and their children.”

Duchess says, “My life isn't glamorous but it's simple and that’s what I love most about it. The simplicity of it all.”