House of Hope has been providing an affordable residential treatment program to addicted women for 62 years. In 2016 we introduced outpatient treatment for our graduates transitioning to sober living or those who are returning to their home environment. In 2017 we expanded the outpatient program to include women outside of House of Hope.
Substance use dependence is often accompanied by other underlying psychological problems which require counseling and education. Our facilitators teach daily classes in Relapse Prevention, Life Skills for Early Recovery, Anger Management, Meditation, Repairing Family Systems, and Co-dependency. Each participant works closely with the group facilitators and counselors who monitor each individual’s progress and periodically review treatment goals.
Outpatient best serves the individual who has a strong desire for recovery and is committed to treatment. Outpatient treatment is ideal for: the woman transitioning from residential care; the woman with a mild substance abuse problem caught in its early stages; the woman court ordered to outpatient treatment; or the woman who requires some amount of flexibility to meet a work schedule, home life responsibilities or the demands of motherhood. Outpatient treatment gives clients the opportunity to establish sober friendships with other class members and begin to create a new network of support.
In support of our growing programs House of Hope launched another facility, named The Chris McMillen House, which sits across the street from our main house. We are deeply grateful to the McMillen Family Foundation for this much-needed facility honoring Karl McMillen’s son. Chris would have loved to have seen a recovery facility named in his honor.