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Five Ways To Create Peace At Home

Many people are spending more time at home than ever before. It is important for mothers and their children to find peace at home as a way of reducing stress, staying productive, and maintaining physical and emotional health. For many in recovery from addiction, it can be difficult to break old habits and relax but […]

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Executive Director’s 2020 Review

I am proud to be part of Southside Center of Hope. For 37 years, we have addressed three of the most pressing issues facing women in black and brown communities. In the process, we have restored families by empowering women to create transformational change in their lives. In September 2020, I began my third year […]

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Covid-19, Recovery, and The Holidays

Across the world, friends and families come together during the winter months to celebrate the holiday season. Holiday gatherings can provide a much-needed break from our busy lifestyles, but they also can present challenges for those in recovery. The Covid-19 pandemic has only made navigating this time more difficult. Many are struggling to find new […]

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Executive Director’s Thanksgiving Message

The year 2020 has been like no other in my recent memory. So many of us have lost our loved ones this year, some have lost jobs, incomes, and homes. In a year of discomfort and confusion, I draw upon the teaching I learned during my 12 years of attending Catholic School. One of the […]

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Women’s Empowerment In Difficult Times

Finding empowerment in difficult times is one of the best skills you can ever develop. Millions of women right now are feeling totally helpless. They’re drowning in responsibility at work, struggles with domesticity, and feeling as though their voices are not being heard.  So, if you have been feeling sick of not having enough confidence […]

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Substance Use Addiction and the Impact of COVID-19  

According to a recent study, people with substance use disorders may be more likely to become infected and die of COVID-19 because drug use weakens the immune system, inhibiting a person’s ability to fight viral and bacterial infections.    Both opioids and COVID-19 also affect breathing, decreasing the ability to properly take in oxygen. This makes the combination […]

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Don’t Let Mental Illness Define You As a Woman

Womanhood means being everything to everyone while trying to figure out who you are and what makes you happy. We are seen as the pillar of the family, the source of comfort and kindness, and the beacon of unconditional love. Women are natural multitaskers who can do it all. Strong yet soft, stern but approachable, […]

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2020 Virtual Graduation Cermony

Earlier this week, Southside Center of Hope held its 4th program graduation ceremony to honor 20 women who’ve completed the program. This year, the ceremony was held virtually on Facebook Live.  “I can think of no better way to highlight the importance of National Recovery Month than to celebrate the achievements of women who are in […]

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10 Ways To Stay Sober at Home During COVID-19

All of the extra pressure, uncertainty, and free-time that has become part of the COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately made maintaining recovery more difficult for many women. It seems like social distancing will be a part of our lives for a while, so it is important to have ways to relax and improve your mood. Here […]

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