It’s National Recovery Month! Let’s raise awareness about addiction in our community.

Pictured here from left to right: Victoria, Jeanne, Angela, Joann, Crystal and Angela. These are some of our 2017 program graduates.
As a result of your amazing generosity, last year we served 78 women and 8 children, providing case management, behavioral therapy, substance abuse counseling and physical and mental wellness in addition to nutritious meals and a safe, nurturing place to live.

Our 2017 impact shows how your dollars made a difference in the lives of the women and children that we served. We look forward to sharing our annual report with you later this month.

September is National Recovery Month and it’s is a good time to talk about mental illness and substance use disorders with the hope that every time we talk about them, a little more of the stigma associated with them disappears. Recovery seems sort of vague. What does that mean, exactly? How do we know if someone is in “recovery”? Recovery is an ongoing process that includes a person’s entire mental well-being, and how well they can function on a daily basis. That ability can be affected by mental illness as well as substance abuse. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not guaranteed that someone in recovery will stay in recovery. But stigma is an obstacle. That is why we need your help to spread the word about recovery.
Help spread the word! 
St. Martin de Porres House of Hope needs you to help share our vision of eradicating the effects on homelessness and drug addiction among women and children in Chicago.

We’ve provided copy-and-paste messaging below to make it easy for you to share on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Together, we can eradicate the effects of homelessness and drug addiction among women and their children in Chicago.

  • Twitter: #RecoveryMonth @SMDPHOH is breaking the cycle of homelessness & addiction among women & children by providing a family #recovery program.
  • LinkedIn: Women who have completed the recovery program at House of Hope often say the program saved their lives and helped them finally conquer the disease of addiction. By providing a wide range of recovery, prevention and education services to female substance abusers and their children at no cost, St. Martin de Porres House of Hope is breaking the cycle of addiction for underserved families in Chicago.
  • Facebook [Please tag @SMDPHOH]
    St. Martin de Porres House of Hope is helping to end the cycle of homelessness and drug addiction among low-income woman and their children. The agency provides an intensive family recovery program designed to meet the unique biological, psychological, social, and familial needs of female substance abusers and their children. St. Martin de Porres House of Hope offers a safe and supportive environment where women learn to accept life on its own terms without the use of drugs and alcohol, thereby enhancing their chances of becoming self-sufficient, law abiding and productive members of society.
Any action you take will make a difference. Simply by talking about addiction and recovery is a powerful way to help raise awareness about the growing need in Chicago. Thank you for your support!
Yaisa Hagood

Executive Director