Letter from a Grateful Father
A Grateful Father
To House of Hope,
Thank you House of Hope for all that you have done for our daughter and family. It has been over five months since my first contact with House of Hope and you should be very proud of your staff and their dedication to helping those in need during our time of crisis.
I would like to share with you how we ended up at House of Hope. I had been visiting with my daughter in jail and she said, “Dad, I’m tired of the life I have been living” and that she was ready to change her life and would we find a place for her to go when she was released from jail.
We searched the internet, contacted many different organizations, and finally a friend of a friend referred us to House of Hope. My daughter contacted the House and everyone was hopeful she would be accepted. Because we did not know when she would be released from jail we did not know if she would be able to get in because of the number of clients they accept at any given time.
Well, the time came for her to be released from jail and, of course, it was in the middle of the night and unexpected. That morning I contacted House of Hope and explained my situation and that I did not want to have my daughter on the street. Kelly did everything she could possibly do to get our daughter admitted quickly. She called me back in a matter of hours after working with staff at the House and said to bring her in early the next morning.
I worked out of town and drove home that night, picked up my daughter and took her to the House the next morning. I remember meeting Kelly for the first time and she said, Don’t worry. We will take good care of your daughter.”
I left House of Hope that morning feeling upbeat, happy, thankful, hopeful and blessed that our daughter was in a safe, secure, loving place and that she would get help and guidance to help beat this drug addiction I call a monster.
We visited our daughter on Sundays and family nights as often as possible. We saw progress each week in her and every one of the other clients that are served. This appears to be a very structured environment and if you want to succeed the tools are there to succeed.
Our daughter has now moved on to her next step in recovery, which is sober living. She has gone back to school, and is showing great promise. This weekend will be our daughter’s first visit home in several years after five months of sober living. We look forward to her spending time with us and her three children this weekend and hope this is the start of great things to come. We believe that all of these things are happening in her life for a reason and part of that is House of Hope providing that HOPE.
Again, thank you to House of Hope and your wonderful staff for everything that you do.
Mike and Pam O. and family