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Fairmont House of Hope receives grant award8/15/14 - Martin County Area Foundation awards grant to House of Hope in Fairmont.

Thanks to the Martin County Area Foundation, House of Hope is receiving $5,000 to be used for our remodel of our jail area.

This area had been used as storage and there is a need to use this space for our clients and also some needed office space for our staff. We are committed to help our clients grow both mentally and physically, and this money will allow us more space for exercise equipment.

 

8/8/14 - The Mankato Clinic awards grant to the House of Hope

Thanks to the Mankato Clinic Foundation, House of Hope is receiving $2,700 to be used for YMCA memberships and exercise equipment in our Wellness Center for our clients use.

A person in recovery has several behaviors to change as they start on their journey. One of those pieces is the physical well-being and making positive changes. Mark Johnson stated, we encourage our clients to learn a different way of living, be more active and get out and enjoy life.

The House of Hope, Inc Mission is “we are an adult treatment facility that provides a safe environment for individuals who desire to rebuild their lives from additions.”

The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides resources to organizations and endeavors the effectively promote and improve community health and wellness. Since the primary focus of the Foundation is to support the health and well-being of the community, projects and programs supported include education and scholarships and initiatives focused on health care, health education and wellness.

The physicians at the Mankato Clinic provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a means to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered only through the application process. Applications can be obtained at mankatoclinic.com.

About the Mankato Clinic Foundation

The mission of the Mankato Clinic Foundation is to encourage and support the health and well-being of our community through initiatives that promote and improve community wellness. Annual initiatives made possible by the Mankato Clinic Foundation include community grants, scholarships for students pursuing careers in health, Project kindness and Partnership in Health in Greater Mankato schools.

 

11/26/13 - The Mankato Clinic Foundation awards grant to the House of Hope, Inc

The Mankato Clinic Foundation has contributed $1000 to the Wellness Center that will be part of the Women's Hope Expansion project of House of Hope, Inc.  The funds will be used to purchase workout equipment for the HOH Wellness Center.    

An alcoholism/addictions recovery resource in southern Minnesota since 1971, HOH provides holistic residential and nonresidential chemical dependency treatment to adult men and women.  A key part of each client's recovery plan is wellness goals: exercise, eating, stress reduction and managing emotions.  Neal S., a counselor in the HOH program, says," Our clients work on wellness goals while in chemical dependency treatment.  Adding exercise and nutrition work to the treatment program increases both the physical and mental health of the client.  It increases the client's chances of success."  

The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides resources to organizations and endeavors that effectively promote and improve community health and wellness. Since the primary focus of the Foundation is to support the health and well-being of the community, projects and programs supported include education and scholarships initiatives focused on health care, health education and wellness.

 

11/25/13 -  HickoryTech Foundation awards grant to the House of Hope, Inc

HickoryTech Foundation awards grant to the House of Hope

HickoryTech Foundation, the corporate foundation of Enventis, has contributed $1000 to Women's Hope Expansion Project.  The expansion consists of buying and remodeling VINE properties on Third Avenue in Mankato.  The project will enable the expansion of programming for the House of Hope.  The WHE Project is within $15,000 of its goal of $335,000 due to the generosity of individuals, families, businesses and foundation in this area.

A chemical dependency recovery resource in southern Minnesota since 1971, HOH provides holistic residential and nonresidential chemical dependency treatment to adult men and women. 

Built on a tradition of community leadership and corporate responsibility, the HickoryTech Foundation has supported worthy organizations in communities served by the company.  Since its founding in 1963, the foundation has contributed millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the areas of education, community and culture. 

 

1/4/13 - 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.”

 

9/7/12 - The Bremer Foundation Trustees approved a $100,000 grant for the House of Hope, Inc.

The House of Hope, Inc is proud to announce that we have been awarded with a grant for the women’s program. 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.

 

6/20/12 - We broke ground at our Mankato Men's facility      

broke ground at our Mankato Men's facility

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.

 

1/3/12 - 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 parent has 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 markhoh@hickorytech.net.