My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Hope House Inc, Fort Wayne, IN, USA
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.
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