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Women in Recovery – Angelia’s Story

Angelia, Hyde Park resident, formerly addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol and former client of St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. Angelia was 21 when she started snorting crack cocaine. She developed an addiction to the drug and alcohol and consequently experienced a series of losses. She lost her job as a legal secretary […]

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Women in Recovery – Amanda’s Story

Amanda A., Woodlawn resident, former heroin addict and client of St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, currently a substance abuse counselor at the organization. Amanda, substance abuse counselor at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, knows firsthand the feelings that residents experience when they first join the drug recovery program. She experienced them […]

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Women in Recovery – Linda’s Story

Linda Williams is a mother of four children ages 28 to 42. She started drinking alcohol when she was a teen in order to interact with people. Williams became addicted to drugs when she was 40. She had periods of being drug free after participated in drug treatment and recovery programs on two different occasions. […]

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Women in Recovery – Brenda’s Story

When Brenda K. first heard about St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, she quickly dismissed the thought of living there when she learned about the required commitment. “They told me I had to be here a year, and I changed my mind. I told them I’d get back to them later.” Then when Brenda […]

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