Miracles: Seeing the Light in a Dark Place

Lisa Cohn, Founder of Living Water for Women, spent a culmination of 15 years of ministry inside Nassau County Jail, during that time she worked with hundreds of incarcerated women helping them find their voice by providing a writing workshop.  She knew these voices needed to be heard and compiled their stories into a book, Miracles: Seeing Light in a …


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Newsday Faces of Long Island

‘I was concerned about these women. When they were released from jail, many of them had no place to go. I wanted to help.’ “I am a product of the ’60s, a true hippie! I met my husband hitchhiking. We traveled cross-country for three months, and we got married two years later. I was never addicted to hard drugs, but …

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

Living Water for Women Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary Glen Cove, New York – Living Water for Women has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of August, 2022. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag …

About our Founder

In 2001 our founder Lisa Cohn began leading a 12 step support group at Nassau County Jail. There is a program called DART(drug, alcohol, rehab, treatment), where women can elect to reside if they acknowledge they have a drug or alcohol problem. Lisa began helping many of these women when they left the jail, and saw firsthand the often deplorable …


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See Kim’s Story ↗

“M” came to us several years ago after spending 9 months in a program. Her information sheet looked a mess and we were a little reluctant to accept her. However, as soon as she could, she got a part time job, went to outpatient treatment and grew in leaps and bounds. We helped her get a scholarship to school to get her CASAC (drug & alcohol counselor). She moved out shortly when completed and got a job in her field right away. 

“Living Water saved my life. I had tried again and again to live a sober life and something always got in the way. Either a friend or a man let me down and disappointed me and I would return to drinking again to numb the pain. Today I have my own apartment, car and a wonderful job taking care of an elderly man who desperately needs my help. He doesn’t always thank me or appreciate me but I’ve learned to accept who I am, what I can do and my God given purpose in life!” 

― “AS”

C” was another client who came from another sober house. I had originally met her at Nassau County Jail. I had to say that we butted heads a lot and even had a near screaming match one time but we grew to love and respect one another. “C” was an incredible artist and once she recognized how much talent she had and that she was indeed good at something other than using drugs she blossomed. She eventually moved out to Suffolk County. There she got an apartment, a home health aide job and even a car. She is doing well and comes to visit from time to time. She is an inspiration to all who meet her.