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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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Executive Director Recieves Professional Development Grant

Southside Center of Hope Executive Director, Yaisa Hagood, recently received a leadership award from the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Southside Giving Circle. The award recognizes Hagood’s contribution to the agency and to the community at large as a female nonprofit leader. In addition to the recognition of her leadership accomplishments, the award comes with a $1,200 grant for Hagood to invest in her own professional development.   “This […]

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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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