I came to Hope House in 2005 from fulton co. jail. I did not know what i was getting myself into. I had been doing Meth for 15 years. Once i was there i learned so much about myself that i had lost trough my addiction. I had stucture back into my life they make you be accountable, responsible, and start you on your new life of recovery. If it wasnt for hope house i know i'd be dead or in prison. Today i have over 7yrs. clean i still attend12 step mtgs on a regular, i sponsor women and i also work there as direct care staff. I have my family back that was estranged for alot of years. I'm the mother, daughter and grandmother that God wanted me to be. I volunteer we needed for hope house when asked to do things with the new residents coming into Hope House. There is not anything i wont doing for this life saveing program and it's staff!!!!!
Hope House is the most amazing recovery program that there is. When I came to Hope House 15 years ago I had no hope of staying clean and I had no desire to continue drinking and living the way my life was. I found myself making a choice: choose to live or choose to die. Those were the only options I had at that point. Though I had had completed several drug and alcohol programs in the past, I just couldn't "get it" , long term. I had no doubt that I had the right information. In fact I could have probably easily facilitated the actual drug and alcohol group sessions. I just could not "take it out of the book" and put it into action. Hope House taught me how to do that. At Hope House I learned what had been missing all of the other times I had tried to get clean and sober. Upon arriving at Hope House the one major difference between this program and so many others is, "I actually felt that I belonged and the people really did care about me. This made all the dirrerence to me. I learned how to apply the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous to my every day life, not just my drinking but to all areas. I was able to learn why I drank. I discovered I had a "thinking problem" not just a "drinking problem". Hope House gave me true Hope. I gained the will and desire to "Live", not just exist. I was able to get and keep a job and become self-sufficient. This enabled me to take care of my financial and legal obligations and eventually to re-gain custody of my oldest daughter. That eventually led me to re-unite with my ex-husband and youngest daughter. Because of Hope House I was able to become the wife, mother, daughter, sister and mentor that I was always meant to be. since my journey began 15 years ago I have been able to maintain my sobriety and have a positive influence on my children and my immediate family. My children have successfully completed college and are now following their hearts in doing what they truly love to do. It's is ironic that they both work in the field of social work and or with adults and children with mental and physical disabilities. I must say that I have worked for Hope House now fsince 1999 and through the help of Hope House and "the grace of GOD", my biggest "curse" has become my greatest blessing and I have been able to positively affect the lives of not only my family but also play a small part in the daily miracles of the lives of so many others. There is no doubt why Hope House should receive 2012 Top Rated Awards.
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!
I lived at Hope House INC back in 1989. They had a good program, though it was lacking in some areas. Hope House has grown in so many ways, for one it is more individualized to the clients needs. The focus originally was strictly 12 Step based. Hope House is still 12 Step based, but it treats the whole person and supports the client in becoming self-sufficient. One thing that hasn't changed, is (even though it is a transitional living facility) that is feels like a home.
My name is Stephanie and I have been addicted to crack cocaine for 20 years. I had never been in trouble with the law before the age of 36 and by the time I was 41, I had been arrested 13 times, sent to prison twice and was facing a third trip. I wrote to the Hope House and my judge and begged for help. The only thing that was going to change would be the date and time upon another release. The Hope House staff helped get me approved to be a resident and I can never thank them enough for saving my life and giving me another chance at how to learn to live life again. It was the HARDEST thing I have ever had to do, but the BEST. I have tools today that I didn't know were out there and I know how to be honest today and talk to people about where I am at on a daily basis. I have been sober for 3 years, with one short slip up, and my life has never been better. Because of the lessons the Hope House taught me, when I slipped, I knew where to go and who to turn to. I will forever be grateful to them and my Judge for believing in me one more time. Life is getting better day by day, one day at a time!