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Plan the Perfect Mental Health Getaway

If you are recovering from substance use addiction, you aren’t alone. In a single year, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported some 19.7 million Americans were dealing with substance use issues. Of those, 74 percent were additionally struggling with an alcohol use disorder. To celebrate your sobriety and help stay on the […]

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Why We Give: Terry and Mary Stadler

Terry and Mary Stadler first became involved with House of Hope in the summr of 1989. At the time, Terry was going through the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Lay Ministry Program. Terry reached out to Sr. Therese O’Sullivan to learn more about the mission of House of Hope and she invited him to start volunteering. After […]

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Welcoming A New Board Member

Southside Center of Hope is pleased to announce the addition of Johnny Sukurs to its Board of Directors.  Johnny Sukurs currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development for Len The Plumber. In this role, Sukurs is responsible for identifying and acquiring attractive target companies for Len The Plumber, a portfolio company of Thompson Street […]

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Identifying Substance Use Has Gone Too Far

Realizing your drinking and drug use has gone too far is not easy. It is often difficult to conclude that a problem exists. However, when looking back at the red flags and indicators, it becomes clear that substance use has slowly taken over your life. The first step in identifying a substance use problem is […]

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Lynn’s Recovery Story

Q: What year did you leave House of Hope? Lynn: 1996 Q: How has your life changed from when you started the program up until now? Lynn: In 1992 my mom died as a result of overdosing. I felt lost, angry, and confused. After her death my addiction got much worse and I just couldn’t […]

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COVID-19: A Year in Review

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Life as we knew it fundamentally changed. The need for services for those most vulnerable in our community skyrocketed, revealing a stark racial and economic divide. During the past year, one in three Americans suffered the heartbreaking loss of […]

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Thriving Financially In Recovery

While life in recovery from addiction has its challenges, it is also full of hope and opportunity. This new chapter in your life can bring with it amazing possibilities that were not previously available to you. To get on a path that will help you reach higher heights, it is important to focus on the […]

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Joann’s Recovery Story

Q: When did you complete the program at House of Hope? Joann: I was at House of Hope in 2017 for about 8 months. Q: How has your life changed from when you started the program up until now? Joann: When I started the program, I had been unemployed for some time and didn’t have […]

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Introducing The 2021 Young Professionals Board

In January, Southside Center of Hope offically established it’s Young Professionals Board with 13 founding members. Together, the group will work to increase brand awareness for the agency while fundraising and engaging residents, staff, the board of directors, and alumnae in community building activities. Introducing the 2021 Young Professionals Board Members; Blaire Theurekauf, Chairperson, Associate […]

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Finding A Healthy Hobby That Suits You

    Got a hobby? If not, now could be a better time than any to pick one up! Hobbies can improve a person’s sense of well-being and eliminate feelings of self-doubt. Furthermore, it’s important for those in recovery from addiction to engage in new skills — or revisit old ones — to reverse emotional […]

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