Residents of The Anchorage, an organization that provides substance abuse treatment for men, heard from Elsie Moses Detweiler, the wife of the late Stauffer Moses who founded the organization.
She spoke to a full church at First United Methodist Church of Albany at 7 p.m Thursday. She spoke about what it was like during the program's first 10 years in the 1950s and 60s.
The Anchorage was originally a rehabilitation home for men addicted to alcohol. Over the years, Detweiler says it has changed to include younger men and those suffering with various addictions.
"It was interdenominational because many churches were involved, not only on the board of directors but also in the enterprise so it was a new venture for Albany in those days," Detweiler said.
After her husband's untimely death in 1964, Detweiler returned to The Anchorage until 1967.