House of Hope, Inc
Mankato, MN, January 4th, 2013
The House of Hope, Inc is pleased to announce that Otto Bremer Bank Foundation has pledged $100,000 if matched by July 31st, 2013. The House of Hope, Inc currently has a campaign goal of $350,000 for our “Expanding Hope” mission. Phase one of this program is to purchase the Vine Faith and Action property at 1618 3rd Ave, Mankato. This expansion would allow us to enhance our women’s program, GED, Outpatient, and Alumni association.
House of Hope, Inc was founded in 1971, and has been helping people change their lives from alcoholism and addictions during all those years. In our current society the battle with addiction is/has and unfortunately may always be a prevalent issue. The House of Hope, Inc is committed to helping those who want to change their lives from addiction and help them establish a positive foundation to continue their life’s journey. Addiction can affect anyone; there are no stereotypical people that become addicted. Addiction goes much further than just the individual; it affects their families, employers, and friends.
Mark Johnson, Marketing Director for the House of Hope, Inc and former client, board member and alumni president expresses the importance that the House of Hope, Inc played in his life. “Early in my adult life I had been a very productive member of society. I was married, 3 children, and had a very good job. By the time I hit my 30’s everything was collapsing around me. The House of Hope, Inc was there to help me understand that I was an alcoholic and what I needed to do in order to put my life back on track. When I look back to where I was when I first came in (scared, embarrassed, resentful, low self esteem, etc.) to how things are now, it is almost like living in a nightmare that turns into a calming dream. In my life I have had many wonderful things happen, but probably not anything as life changing as my time spent at the House of Hope.”
The House of Hope, Inc is proud to announce that we have been awarded with a grant for the women’s program. The Bremer Foundation Trustees approved a $100,000 grant for the House of Hope, Inc. This grant is a (dollar-for-dollar) match towards the women’s additional facility in Mankato. We are very appreciative of this grant and look forward to being able to serve additional women in the future.
Again, we thank all of our supporters and a very heartfelt "THANK YOU" to everyone and to The Bremer Foundation.
June 20th, 2012:
On June 20th, we broke ground at our Mankato Men's facility to add an additional 1000 square feet. This addition will provide us with some much needed space to help us to continue our mission.
This expansion will accommodate four additional offices to give counselors and clients the space needed for effective treatment as well as more space for programming.
A new reception area will be a part of the expansion to enhance our confidentiality by keeping vendors and other outside persons from entering the treatment area without staff escorts. It will also provide a conference room that could be utilized for smaller groups, such as group therapy sessions, GED classes, Board meetings, and staff meetings.
On January 3rd 2012, the House of Hope, Inc opened its third treatment facility and this one will is located in Fairmont Mn. This facility will serve up to 26 additional clients and is a beautiful facility. House of Hope III will be serving both men and women and will be operated using the same structure that has been successfully used in Mankato for many years.
Mission: House of Hope, Inc is a treatment facility that provides a safe environment for individuals who desire to rebuild their lives from addictions.
Program Overview: A safe home is provided where chemically dependent men and women can identify and work through issues that have caused problems in their lives. The Residential Treatment Program serves as an intermediate stop on the way to a productive life. The RTP offers a place with structure and consistent rules. While counseling is a mandated service for clients in residence, the RTP also offers assistance with job seeking, life skills education and referrals and connections to many other support and social services.
Community Outreach Program: House of Hope is reaching out to the Greater Mankato and Fairmont Area Communities, to offer an educational program to youth and their parents. Every community and parents have concerns about alcohol and drugs. If you have questions or would like to take advantage of this program please contact Mark Johnson at (507)385-7611 or by email email@example.com.