Our Story

Serenity House of Flint is a 501c3 recovery community organization that advocates for people in addiction recovery and provides holistic care to the community.

At this time Serenity holds two annual events to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction: The Flint Recovery Walk & Rally in September and The Flint Arts & Music Show in March.

Serenity House offers reiki sessions at Odyssey House Out-Patient Services, Sacred Heart Out-Patient Services, Crossover Ministries, and Kindred Hospice through our Reiki Outreach Program. We also provide FREE holistic healing services every Friday night at 6pm the Stockton Center located at 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint and an 11th Step: Pray & Meditation Meeting at 7:30pm. Every Wednesday we offer a SMART Recovery meeting at the Community Involvement Center at 932 Beach Street, Flint from 7-8:30pm. We also can be found at various community events in Michigan providing services.

You can check out of events calendar here for more information,




Tara Moreno

Founder & Executive Director

Tara Moreno M.A., holds a master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Michigan-Flint and currently teaches and practices holistic healing for people in recovery and their friends and family. Moreno has worked as a news reporter before becoming the founder of Serenity House in 2015. Since, Moreno has had training in recovery coaching through Genesee Health Systems, is a member of the Genesee Alcohol and Addiction Prevention Coalition, sits on Genesee County’s Family Against Narcotics advisory board and also volunteers for the group Michigan Recovery Voices. Her network also includes the Unite to Face Addiction- Michigan, an advocacy group that holds an annual event at Michigan’s State Capitol. Moreno is also a certified Reiki master, certified Acudetox Specialist, and is a person in long-term recovery. She has private practice where she has treated about a 100 clients with reiki for past three years.


Serena Gunn

Board Chair

Serena Gunn has been a mentor for women throughout her life and career. Gunn is a peer recovery coach for Odyssey House and is also a Reiki practitioner and has been using the modality on a regular basis along with a 12-step program for her own recovery. Gunn is a passionate community member with a focus on addiction advocacy and holistic medicine.


Marcia Bracken 

Vice President

Marcia Bracken began her journey into Holistic Health in 2014 as the result of unforeseen medical necessities. Essential oil use became a new way of life for Marcia and her family.  Having studied Physical Therapy in college, human anatomy and physiology was one thing, but the world of emotions, informed self care and plant-based medicine in order to help heal physical and emotional issues was nothing she had studied, given thought to or even would have accepted as legitimate options.

Now, as an active and lifelong student of Aromatherapy, Emotional Intelligence and Recovery support through essential oil use, Marcia enjoys meeting and working with people to help them come to understand the opportunities available to them too.  Teaching and sharing real, effective, sustainable and understandable usage for individuals and families has become her daily profession.  Currently she works with juvenile youth in detention facilities, Marcia is able to witness how aromatherapy is highly in reducing, stress, anxiety, anger while also improving sleep, discomfort in this youth population.


Nicole Stroub


Nicole Stroub, CPRC, has been an active and sober member of the recovery community for 5 years. During her recovery journey, she developed a passion for guiding struggling people with addiction and alcoholism onto their own personal paths. Stroub is a member of the Genesee County Drug Court Advisory Board, Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Advisory Board, co-facilitates the Hopeful Hearts Support Group with the staff at Hurley Regional Medical Center, and is the Peer Recovery Coach and Case Manager at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, Flint. Nicole Stroub was introduced to holistic pathways to recovery 2 years ago and continues to integrate energy medicine into her 12-Step recovery program. Her positive and energetic approach to life encourages people to seek ways to empower themselves.

Harry Blecker


Harry Blecker has extensive practical experience in all aspects of program and project development, including management, administration, monitoring, evaluation, sponsor relations, and negotiations as well as experience in community/professional group presentations. Harry has worked with elected government and school officials, management teams, small businesses, non-profit organizations, operational staff, and private consultants and citizens as well as statewide legislative and veteran’s affairs liaison for the MI-SBDC. Blecker has supervised diverse staff, including students, in multiple locations as well as taught as an adjunct faculty instructor at Lansing Community College.


Milton Carroll, CPRC, CHW

Board Member

Milton has been part of Sober Community for 28 Years, and is now working with those who are homeless, and those with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. As an employee for (GCHC) Genesee Community Health Center working as a Health Coach and CHW (Community Health Worker), he advocates, navigates and motivates the consumers.