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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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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 – Enthusiasm vs. Actual Change

Don’t mistake an enthusiasm to change with actual action. The former is nice to have, but the latter produces actual change. In the beginning  stages of recovery it is easy to be so enamored with your new way of life that you lose sight of the harsh realities of recovery. Recovery is an active change […]

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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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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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