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Women in Recovery – My Mother’s Story

Tatiana and her mother, Maribel, got together for lunch last Saturday, as they have most weekends since June, when Maribel began her recovery journey at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. “We get together and try to reconnect,” says Tatiana. “After so many years, we had disconnected. My mom’s been an addict my whole […]

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Women in Recovery – Angela’s Story

Angela saw a doctor for the first time in 20 years. Throughout the years, as my addiction got worse, my two daughters noticed a change in me, and eventually I became an embarrassment and a disappointment to them. Because of my addiction, I stopped participating in the PTA and attending school events.  My relationship with […]

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St. Martin’s Alumnae Set to Sing the National Anthem At the Chicago White Sox Game

Amanda Longe-Asque, left, and Angie, will be among the Harmony, Hope and Healing ensemble singers performing the national anthem while St. Martin de Porres House of Hope co-founder Sister Therese O’Sullivan watches Monday. DNAinfo/Chicago/Hyde Park & Kenwood by Sam Cholke July 28, 2017  Twitter@SamCholke  WOODLAWN “Women recovering from life’s most traumatic experiences will sing the […]

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Women in Recovery – Lyntoi’s Story

  Lyntoi has a lot to celebrate: 16 months of sobriety, and a new full-time job. Lyntoi, 57, has worked hard to get where she is today. A native Chicagoan, she grew up in a close-knit, loving family on the West Side. Her father was a pastor and a singer and her mother stayed at home […]

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Holistic Recovery Minute – Self Awareness

Self-awareness is the state of having a clear perception of your own strengths and weaknesses, knowing your own beliefs and motivations and having control of your emotions. This is one of the most important aspects in recovery as it allows you to identify and address triggers, stresses, and thought processes that led you to addiction. […]

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Holistic Recovery Minute – Recovery Just For You!

Recovery is an individual process, and there is no one path that will work for everyone. Do not listen to advice that hinders your recovery.  Focus on the result, not the method, and don’t hold yourself back from practices that are helping you overcome addiction. Do what works for you. You must, however, make sure […]

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Farewell to Regina

Regina came to St. Martin de Porres House of Hope in 2003 as resident to recover from addiction.  After completing our program in 22 months, she joined the CARA Program for job training. “After finishing the CARA Program in 2005, Sister Therese was in need of a Cook and offered me the position,” Regina told us. […]

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Our Founders

In 1983 Sister Connie Driscoll (1993 – 2005) and Sister Therese O’Sullivan, IBVM Co-founded St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. St. Martin de Porres began as a homeless shelter for women and their children. Within a few years, it evolved into a recovery home for substance abusers. Sister Connie and Sister Therese combined their […]

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