Soroptimist House of Hope
628 S 8th St, Banning CA, 92220
For many women, their addictions landed them in jail. They were losing custody of children, and destroying relationships with spouses, parents, siblings and friends. When these women were released, their substance abuse disorders had to be addressed. With no government assistance, the ten local Soroptimist clubs raised sufficient funds to establish and begin to operate the first recovery home for women in September 1981. This recovery home was based on a 12-Step treatment program. A 4-bedroom house was purchased in Desert Hot Springs where the program is delivered in a residential, family-style environment to a maximum of six recovery clients. The ten Soroptimist clubs named this facility the “House of Hope.”A second 4-bedroom house was purchased in Banning in 1989 to provide housing for graduates of the Soroptimist House of Hope’s 45-day treatment program, or graduates of similar recovery programs. Many women have nowhere to go after treatment and would otherwise be homeless as they typically have no income. As clients cannot return to their previous environment after graduating from recovery, our Hope’s Horizons transitional living house was established in response to that need. It is there, in a safe and nurturing environment, that clients are able to get their lives back on track with continued sobriety.From that early beginning, House of Hope and Hope’s Horizons have helped several thousand women since 1981. We raise funds from a wide variety of sources including local donations from private individuals and corporations, government contracts, corporate and foundation grants, fundraising events, and some pledges tithing by local Soroptimist clubs. Soroptimist House of Hope is an independent non-profit organization. Even though we proudly carry the Soroptimist name, we are not affiliated or subsidized in whole or in part by the National or International Soroptimist organizations.
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