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After Addiction: Repairing Relationships with Children

Mothers suffering from addiction may have a difficult time having a healthy relationship with their children. Why? Once in recovery, moms who are committed to repairing relationships with their children should keep five key things in mind. Children need to recover, and mothers need to lead that process Addiction is a deeply personal experience, and […]

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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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Holistic Recovery Minute – Seek In-Patient Treatment!

In-patient treatment is considered to be the most effective because it addresses the underlying issues that led to an individual’s drug and or alcohol problem. If one cannot afford in-patient treatment, there are several free resources on the internet and NA and AA meetings are free for anyone that needs help.

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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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Meet Our New Program Director

We are excited to announce that for the first time in our organization’s history, we have a Program Director. Ethel Bass joined our team in July 2016.  Ethel will work directly with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to refine our existing programs and to develop new programs. She brings 17 years of […]

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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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My Third Step

  The third step is part of the 12-step program I went through to recover from my addiction to substance abuse. Although all of the steps are vital to recovery, it was my decision in the third step that allowed me to successfully end my long-term battle with addiction. In the third step, I turned […]

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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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National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. During the month of September, there is a national observance educating people on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can allow those with a mental and/or substance abuse disorder to live a rewarding life. The main focus of recovery month is to celebrate people who are or […]

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