Family Can Make a Difference

Jacky and Kim 1 Family Can Make a Difference   Jacky Jacky was just 23 and beaten down when she came to House of Hope last spring. She had grown up in Orange County, an only child with loving parents. Despite the trappings of a good childhood and family, her story is...

Amy

Amy 1 I Put Myself in the Hands of People Who Had My Best Interest at Heart   Amy Amy grew up in suburbia in the 60’s with three brothers, a stay-at-home mom and plenty of involvement with extended family. It was a happy childhood. But when her parents divorced, her...

A Grateful Mother and Daughter

 A Grateful Mother and Daughter 1 A Grateful Mother and Daughter   Del I was 12 years old when I started using drugs. My family moved here from Iran when I was 5 years old. I remember a lot of domestic violence and family fighting. Although my family was successful, I...

Gabrielle

 Gabrielle 1 Gabrielle   In 2010 I left my alcoholic husband. I had been a functional alcoholic myself up to that point. For a while I was able to maintain a façade while meeting my own needs and those of my child. I began self-medicating, using vodka as the answer to...