Kevin Simmers tried desperately to get his daughter the help she needed to break her addiction to drugs, but he ran out of time.
Nineteen-year-old Brooke Simmers overdosed and died in 2015. After her death, Kevin Simmers — a veteran narcotics cop in Hagerstown, Maryland — was determined to create the kind of residential rehab facility for women that he couldn't find for his daughter.
Brooke's House opened last summer. It's tucked behind a wind-swept cornfield on the outskirts of Hagerstown. The women residents go through months of intense counseling and have access to medical assisted treatment. The first group completed the six-month program of sobriety, counseling and treatment in January.