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October 3, 2012

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October 3, 2012

Hope House has my heart 125%. The abundance of clarity, skill, knowledge, guidance, reassurance, support, sense of achievement, love, community, opportunity, etc., etc. cannot be matched! The staff, lead by the Executive Director, Mary Etheart, is like no other! The way they believe in the women living there, the compassion and personal experience they bring in to every encounter, the structure they instill, the encouragement and navigation towards new beginnings, self worth, and HOPE each resident receives is nothing less than magical! Hope House is a blessing to so many in and outside of the community. They CERTAINLY deserve this award!!!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 3, 2012

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October 3, 2012

In 2008, I had the opportunity to serve as a summer intern for Hope House, Inc. The staff provided excellent care to the women they serve. I saw life changing moments that helped solidify my desire to become a counselor. These life altering moments can be seen during their annual Celebration of Success where women share their stories of hope through the services provided at Hope House. This organization allowed me to see the importance of creating a caring environment conducive for recovery.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 2, 2012

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October 2, 2012

I didn't know anything about Hope House until a few years ago. My friends mother was dealing with addiction and it was costing her her family. They first time I saw her after Hope House had helped her get clean I barley recognized her! She was like a new person! My friend has her mother back and her grand kids have their grandma back. Hope House is an amazing place and a great asset to the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing a family brought back together.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

From a client and her family members.

October 2, 2012

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October 2, 2012

My best friend's life was forever changed because of the treatment her mother received. Heather has a mother and her kids have an amazing grandmother. I am impressed by her determination and will power. She is wonderful and she has always been a second mom to me and I am proud of her sucess. Thanks to all they assistance she received from Hope House!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 2, 2012

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October 2, 2012

The staff is amazing at their jobs. They are so willing to help you to help the residents. They know what the residents need are willing to help them get there. They are loving enough to push when the residents need to be pushed and supportive enough to support them when they need it as well. They have such a well balanced approach to addiction. They give just the right amount of healthy support and corrective direction in order for the most effective change to happen. Staff is welcoming to anyone who volunteers there. They make you feel right at home which in turn helps you connect with the residents. The executive director is outstanding at what she does. She is very adapt at explaining the actions and behaviors of the residents and the overall addiction process.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 2, 2012

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August 19, 2010

Five years ago my mother was incarcerated for meth use. That left me in a very hard situation. I had a 1 year old of my own and a baby on the way! Then on top of that..I had two teenage sisters who ca... more

October 2, 2012

The Hope House Saved My Family -- and most importantly my Mother! If she wouldn't have had the Hope House to guide her, direct her and teach her that she can OVERCOME her past obstacles. I know that my children would not have a NANNY SHELLEY! They saved her life and her family! She still has them backing her helping her along with all the others who come through the program. Many programs find it hard to see addicts succeed -- but it's not the program it's the person and I feel like the Hope House gave my MOM hope and she was finally ready to take ahold of it they set all the points to succeed and move forward in front of her. She is a MIRACLE and so is every aspect of the HOPE HOUSE, in my eyes and I'm sure in the eyes of any successful person in recovery who has and is in the continued process of RECOVERY!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting to share my MOM with my KIDS b/c she is ALIVE b/c of the programs and guidance she was given through the HOPE HOUSE!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more volunteers / funds to keep this LIFE SAVING program growing! Try to show more people the HOPE HOUSE not only saves the RECOVERING individual but their entire family!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

My mother was a SUCCESSFUL graduate of the HOPE HOUSE program!

August 19, 2010

Five years ago my mother was incarcerated for meth use. That left me in a very hard situation. I had a 1 year old of my own and a baby on the way! Then on top of that..I had two teenage sisters who came to live with me during my mothers struggles w/ the system and herself. It didnt' take, but a couple months to see "my mom" come back to life..with smiles and confindence in herself. The HOPE HOUSE of Ft. Wayne saved her life..and we couldn't express how much we believe that the HOPE HOUSE saved her life and our family from falling apart. She is our "Miracle Mom" and we "Luv her More and More Every Day!" We luv you Shelley Mitchell (5 years clean - August 23rd, 2010)

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the last 5 years of my life and my childrens life because if it wasn't for the HOPE HOUSE I wouldn't have a mother and my children wouldn't have a Nanny Shelley:)

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they saved my mothers life!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely focused on getting these women back on track and trying their hardest to get them to "want to" live a better life!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

House and provide the support and backbone for thousands of women in need of mental and physical support to get thru the wrong fork in the road they have taken.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2011

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February 21, 2011

Hope House has an excellent reputation as a local service provider for women working through addictions. I have volunteered on a few projects with Hope House staff. I am continually impressed with the combination of compassion and structure that Hope House provides to women in need. Thank you for providing this great service to our community!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked as a volunteer and seen the dedication of the Director and the staff.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give Hope House more funding!

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

I think Hope House has such great results because they educate the women. Many facilities give shelter, but with out giving them the tools how to change there is little results. I was surprised with all the rules, but it help the women with dicipline and direction for when they live on their own. It is important to have the structure that they have not had for a long time in their lives. It teaches them to be responsible for their actions and how to work as a team and care for others. I was pleased to see their faith, friendship, and support of each other.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attened the "graduation" of several of the women who I saw when they 1st entered the house. They were different womenn as they stood with their heads high. They should be very proud of themselves. I pray for continued success for them and all who enter Hope House.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more required alternative education such as self esteem, money management, employment direction... I believe some of this is offered, but not all the women take advantage of the extra education.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I hope the ladies got as much out of much out of me as I did them. Their strength was encouraging.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Proud to know these women.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 15, 2011

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February 15, 2011

As a Board member of Hope House, I have gotten to see first hand how they have changed the lives of many chemically dependant women. Their program has helped many women who have hit the lowest point of their lives, usually involving homelessness, jail time or even losing custody of their children. The program gives the residents structure, training, counseling, and strength to turn their lives around. These women have gone on to earn college degrees, own their own homes and most importantly given back to help women who are currently in a situation similar to theirs. They do wonderful work!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see the growth in the residents every time I am around the group.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow them to be bigger- they almost always have a waiting list. Always working at capacity and many more can use their help.

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

There are few places for woman, homeless and coping with addiction to turn in our community. Many are willing to help for a price but few are willing to provide the care that Hope House offers to Fort Wayne, Indiana woman with no means. Hope House offers a path to a fulfilling life for those that have no place to turn. Historically, Indiana has dealt with addicts by incarcerating them but jails and prisons provide no real solutions and are widely believed to have a negative impact on the potential for recovery. Our prisons are overflowing with non-violent drug offenders at a substantial cost to the public. Imagine what Hope House could do with a fraction of the money that is wasted on such incarceration. Perhaps one day our legislators will see the light and begin to fund programs that actually make a difference. Until then, let those with loving hearts be the good Samaritans and support Hope House.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I use to think that ours was a typical American family. Then addiction came to our door and the full impact of its embrace began to take its toll. Sobriety starts out on a path of tears, fears and pain which will never be taken as long as there is another way. That’s why we support Hope House. They are the path that offers a way through the dark into the light.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them with more resources.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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