Rivard Report: At a home of recovery, women celebrate Mother’s Day and sobriety with their children
Sitting at a picnic table covered in a pink plastic tablecloth, Crystal Gutierrez watches as her 5-year-old daughter Makayla drinks fruit punch and sorts black and red discs to play Connect 4.
Gutierrez, a 28-year-old mother of three, lives at Casa Mia, a Midtown home for mothers and pregnant women recovering from heroin addiction. She has been sober since late March and moved into the residence April 20. The youngest of her three children, 1-month-old Eternity, was born addicted to opioids.