P.O. Box 1828 Richmond, Indiana 47375-1828
HOPE HOUSE SERVICES
Our men's shelter opens every day at 4:00 PM. The shelter provides two meals a day and a bed for all that request it. We handle all except for those with behavior concerns. Men leave the shelter each day at 7:00 AM and may return that afternoon.
We operate a residential recovery program for men facing their personal addictions. This program deals with addictions to drugs, alcohol or any combination of them. The youngest client age is 18. Clients live at the Hope House as long as their individualized program lasts, usually about 4-6 months. Classes are daily both in the morning and afternoon. The men in the program handle the daily responsibilities of the Hope House through their community meetings and accountability.
Upon graduation, men may be eligible to stay at the Hope House and work as mentors. They live in the building and earn income to help get a new start.
Rather than working as a mentor, some men elect to continue living at the Hope House but to work in the community. The Halfway House program allows them to ease into society in a new community setting. We offer them continuing support and a safe place to live.
Upon returning to society full-time, alumni keep in touch with the Hope House to help in dealing with the triggers they face and making use of their new coping skills. The Hope House works to maintain contact with them in order to keep pace with the changes men face and to adjust our services to meet their needs.
e work to accomplish this by using the positive events, programs and visits available in the general community. We visit regional museums, community events and other positive reinforcement programs.
As an example of the museums we have visited, our residential addiction recovery clients have visited the Wilbur Wright Museum, the Wayne County Museum and the Model T National Museum.
As an example of positive reinforcement programs, our clients visited a retreat in Tennessee for 5 days. This trip included side trips to the Dollywood Theme Park and other attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Our clients have also visited Kings Island, the Dayton Air Force Museum and two other regional museums.
Enrichment for Life
This part of our program is designed to create positive triggers for our clients that are designed to replace or offset the addiction triggers they will face in their new life.