November 9, 2012
I have been privileged to be a volunteer/counselor(MFT intern) at House of Hope for the past couple of years. I have observed that the House of Hope is not only a place of recovery but also a place of rebirth. I often describe the process seen in this non profit treatment center similar to the metamorphoses of a butterfly. The women come in broken but as they progress through the program there is a beautiful transformation that occurs within them. They not only work very hard to gain their sobriety but they also have the opportunity to address other suppressed issues that have been left untreated during their addiction. There are several classes that educate and provide the women with opportunity to process subjects that are critical to their walk in recovery. The staff at House of Hope is one that is very team oriented and connected. I have had the unfortunate experience at other non profit organizations where there is much disconnect within the staff and the clients often do not get their needs met. This is not true for the House of Hope. The staff "wants" to be there and it shows. The team members may have their own titles with their specific responsibilities but that does not stop them from helping each other in all areas to adhere to the mission of the House of hope to help the women become...women of sober dignity. I am constantly amazed at the progress made at the House of Hope. There are many days out of the week that we will see a former client come in to the office to stay connected and to reveal a milestone reached in their new life of sobriety. House of Hope is definitely a place that lives up to its name..a place of hope and change. I am very thankful for my experience at HOH and have and will continue to recommend it to others.
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