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Working From Home At SSCOH

Since the Illinois Governor first enacted the stay-at-home order in mid-march our residents have shown strength, perseverance, and adaptability in adjusting to their new normal.   One of our residents, Anna, was gearing up to start a workforce training program when we were all forced to shelter in place. Unsure about what would happen next, Anna stayed positive and waited to […]

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How Regular Exercise Enhances Recovery

The road to recovery is a challenging one, but you might be surprised at the difference taking care of your body can make. Including a fitness regimen and eating a healthy diet can ease some of the bumpiness of your journey, and give you positive, lifelong coping skills. Read on for some ideas to help […]

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Adjusting To A New Normal

The residents at Southside Center of Hope are coping with the mayor’s “shelter in place” order and adjusting to a new way of life. Many of our residents were working, participating in training programs, and going to school before the COVID-19 pandemic. One resident, Natasha, has been living at Southside Center of Hope since November and is currently preparing […]

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Recovery Basics For Women

For many suffering from substance use disorder, recovery can seem impossible. While it does require perseverance, recovery is more than possible. At Southside Center of Hope, we see women succeed in their recovery every day.   The path to long-term recovery is different for each woman but there are a few recovery basics that can help anyone struggling with substance […]

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Juanita Celebrates 30 Years of Clean Time

If you met Juanita today you would find it hard to believe that 30 years ago, she was frail, homeless, and losing her battle with addiction. Juanita found the strength to overcome her addiction while living at House of Hope and since graduating from the program in 1991, she continues to give back by sponsoring […]

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35 Years of Hope: Jackie Edens

Jackie Edens has devoted her career to helping Chicago’s homeless and disadvantaged. She started working for the city as a Mobile Crisis Intervention Worker in 1975, when the city relied exclusively on nonprofit organizations to aid the homeless. The police department assigned her to work on social service-related cases. Jackie met Sr. Connie in her […]

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35 Years of Hope: Carol Cronin

Carol Cronin’s family foundation has been supporting St. Martin de Porres House of Hope for more than  20 years. “My sister Hannah first heard Sister Connie speak to a group of women in Northbrook about 1985.  She made a contribution and still has the thank you note signed by Sister Therese.  When our family started a […]

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35 Years of Hope: Gloria and Fred Gleave

Gloria Gleave started her career as a computer programmer in the early 1970s and ended it as a certified Project Manager.  In the late 1980s, she met Sister Connie Driscoll at a Women in Management event in Chicago.  She was impressed with the work St Martin de Porres House of Hope was doing in Woodlawn. In 1995, […]

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