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Employer Matching Programs

Did you know many corporations offer an employer matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? By simply completing a matching gift form, on-line or paper, you may be able to double the impact of your gift. Contributions of any amount help us empower women experiencing homelessness and in recovery from addiction. Use the […]

Recovery Basics For Women

For many suffering from substance use disorder, recovery can seem impossible. While it does require perseverance, recovery is more than possible. At Southside Center of Hope, we see women succeed in their recovery every day.   The path to long-term recovery is different for each woman but there are a few recovery basics that can help anyone struggling with substance […]

Embracing 35 Years of Hope: Celebrating National Recovery Month with Special Advice for Addicts

Recovery from your addiction is a challenging journey. Addicts and their families face many obstacles, but with certain strategies in place, they can rebuild their lives. Here is how to create a healthy foundation so you and your loved ones can move forward with hope. Family Concerns Addiction creates many casualties, with the addict and […]

Women in Recovery – My Mother’s Story

Tatiana and her mother, Maribel, got together for lunch last Saturday, as they have most weekends since June, when Maribel began her recovery journey at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. “We get together and try to reconnect,” says Tatiana. “After so many years, we had disconnected. My mom’s been an addict my whole […]

Women in Recovery – Angela’s Story

Angela saw a doctor for the first time in 20 years. Throughout the years, as my addiction got worse, my two daughters noticed a change in me, and eventually I became an embarrassment and a disappointment to them. Because of my addiction, I stopped participating in the PTA and attending school events.  My relationship with […]

Women in Recovery – Amanda’s Story

Amanda’s addiction began shortly after her son’s birth by C-section. Braiden’s father, who had an addiction to painkillers, took the medication that had been prescribed for Amanda and offered her heroin as a substitute. It didn’t take long for Amanda to get hooked. “You try it once, you like it a lot so you want […]

It’s National Recovery Month! Let’s raise awareness about addiction in our community.

Pictured here from left to right: Victoria, Jeanne, Angela, Joann, Crystal and Angela. These are some of our 2017 program graduates. As a result of your amazing generosity, last year we served 78 women and 8 children, providing case management, behavioral therapy, substance abuse counseling and physical and mental wellness in addition to nutritious meals […]

Women in Recovery – Lyntoi’s Story

  Lyntoi has a lot to celebrate: 16 months of sobriety, and a new full-time job. Lyntoi, 57, has worked hard to get where she is today. A native Chicagoan, she grew up in a close-knit, loving family on the West Side. Her father was a pastor and a singer and her mother stayed at home […]