ADP donation of school supplies

The children of Hope House began this school year with confidence and every item they needed thanks to the wonderful employees of ADP!!  Your love and kindness impacts so many lives here at Hope House and the smiles on the children's faces was simply priceless.  Every child received a new book bag and countless items they'll need to be successful in school!  ADP is making a difference in our community and we thank you.  

Nicole Armstrong / Parenting Coach

Nicole obtained her BS degree in 2008 from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She went on to join the military and become certified through the University of Pennsylvania as a Master Resilience Trainer.  In this role she was responsible for conducting groups with the focus of helping individuals develop skills necessary to cope with adversity, adapt to change, and overcome challenges.  She has experience facilitating groups using mainly cognitive behavior therapy, teaching individuals valuable skills for managing stressful work and family situations.  She guided small group discussions on the importance of individual resilience and ways to cope with stressful life events that could lead to poor decision making and results.  Nicole is currently a graduate student at Augusta University, enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. program.

In her role as parenting coach, Nicole promotes overall family wellness by providing education and support to the families receiving treatment at Hope House.  Through group and individual sessions, as well as home visits, she engages clients and their families to provide relevant education specific to individual and family needs.  She provides documentation of groups and home visits as part of the PSSF treatment team to help assess and address the needs and progress of each client.  She creates and maintains client charts on each family participating in the parenting program.  Nicole conducts quarterly parenting assessments with all participants and uses the results as a guide to evaluate client’s strengths and areas to focus.  As a member of the parenting team, Nicole works with the Family Services Coordinator to plan and supervise participant field trips, activities, and events.

Pink donation bags on your mailbox

We have had calls and emails inquiring about pink bags left on mailboxes around the community asking you to put donations inside and they will be picked up at a later date.  Those bags have no affiliation with Hope House, Inc.  We would love your donations, we accept drop offs every Thursday 9am-4pm and other times by appointment only 706.737.9879 x201 to schedule.  We aren't certain what organization the bags are affiliated with.  

Ms. Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy H. Thomas Thompson entered into rest from natural causes on Friday, January 23, 2015 at her residence in Augusta, Georgia. A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Platt’s on Crawford Avenue. Dorothy was born on October 4, 1925 in Marietta, Minnesota. After completing high school, Dorothy graduated from the nursing program at the University of Iowa, and received her degree, with distinction, from the University of Minnesota. Dorothy practiced nursing around the United States, and was active of the Georgia Nurses Association. Dorothy co-founded Hope House for Women in 1986, and has been a recovery advocate in the Augusta area.

We – staff, clients, family members, and volunteers – could not be more grateful to Ms. Dorothy Thompson and Ms. Carrie Garrett for founding Hope House and all of the lives that have been impacted.

Hope House, Inc. is an Augusta non-profit that provides housing and services to women and a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support Services site and United Way agency, began providing services to women with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, in 1992 and has been accredited since 2006. Its program allows residents to keep their children with them as they complete their treatment to address issues facing the entire family. Each woman leases her own apartment at The Highlands West, the permanent supportive housing facility run by Hope House.

Hope House, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. It received its Articles of Incorporation in November 1986 and began to serve women in May 1992.  Since then, Hope House, Inc. received its license in February 2003 by the state of Georgia (Department of Community Health) to operate its residential, long-term recovery program.  Hope House also received its national accreditation by the Council of Accreditation (COA) in 2006 and then was reaccredited in 2010 and again in 2014; Hope House is now accredited through 2018.  Hope House, Inc. remains to be the only licensed and accredited residential substance abuse and mental health facility that serves women and children in Augusta-Richmond County and its twelve surrounding counties.

Hope House, Inc. began accepting women in May 1992 and has been providing a residential therapeutic community for women that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and psychological consequences of substance use disorder. Since its opening, Hope House, Inc. has served over 1300 women in its residential and outreach services.

Smiles for Hope

Hope House was fortunate enough to again be selected to receive support from Dr. Andrew Allgood’s office through Smiles for Hope! The fundraising event ran from March of 2017 until June 1, 2017. It’s simple, you whiten your teeth, and a portion of the proceeds for the procedure go to support Hope House’s Therapeutic Childcare Center and Family Services!

The Therapeutic Childcare program is not simply a day care center; it is a curriculum that addresses all major issues challenging these children (i.e., mental, emotional, physical and social development) as a consequence of their parents suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs.  It is designed to break the cycles of addiction and poverty.

  Our core services include:

+Disability screenings

+After-school tutoring

+School-readiness skills

+Field trips & extracurricular activities

+ Reunification and bonding assistance

+Substance abuse prevention services

Hope House, Inc. is an Augusta non-profit that provides housing and services to women and a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support Services site and United Way agency, began providing services to women with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, in 1992 and has been accredited since 2006. Its program allows residents to keep their children with them as they complete their treatment to address issues facing the entire family. Each woman leases her own apartment at The Highlands West, the permanent supportive housing facility run by Hope House.

Hope House, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. It received its Articles of Incorporation in November 1986 and began to serve women in May 1992.  Since then, Hope House, Inc. received its license in February 2003 by the state of Georgia (Department of Community Health) to operate its residential, long-term recovery program.  Hope House also received its national accreditation by the Council of Accreditation (COA) in 2006 and then was reaccredited in 2010 and again in 2014; Hope House is now accredited through 2018.  Hope House, Inc. remains to be the only licensed and accredited residential substance abuse and mental health facility that serves women and children in Augusta-Richmond County and its twelve surrounding counties.

Hope House, Inc. began accepting women in May 1992 and has been providing a residential therapeutic community for women that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and psychological consequences of substance use disorder. Since its opening, Hope House, Inc. has served over 1400 women in its residential and outreach services.

Thank you to all of the donors that participated this year and Dr. Andrew Allgood’s office for supporting Hope House’s children and families!

Murder & Mocktails

Join Hope House, October 27th, 2017 for our first annual Murder & Mocktails, a murder mystery party!

We want you to be fully involved in the experience so please come in costume and in character! We’re taking you back to 1930. Become a flapper or a Mafia gangster. Make up a name for yourself. Dress the part.

Make sure to stick around for a Sweeteasy Bake Off competition. The Bake Off will be judged by Barclay Bishop of WJBF News Channel Six and Havird Usry, Food Network Star and owner of Fat Man’s.

Grab your guy or dollface and make plans to join us!

Purchase tickets here!

 If you’re interested in participating in our Sweeteasy Bake Off competition click here to learn more and complete the registration form.

RSVP on Facebook today!

Sixth Annual Rally for Recovery

Recovery happens in communities and neighborhoods where people live so they can access natural support systems and live a life of independence. September is National Recovery Month.

This family friendly event includes lunch, entertainment, and information. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Celebrate those in recovery and their families. Visit www.hopehouseaugusta.org for more information on this free community event.

Hope House, Inc., an Augusta non-profit that provides housing and services to women and children, will host its sixth annual Rally for Recovery on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Stevens Creek Church, Southpoint Campus.

Historically, intense social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent. Mass media depictions of people with addiction have filled this vacuum, reinforcing stereotypes about people with a preventable and treatable health condition. There are over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. They, their family members, friends and allies are building a grass roots social justice movement. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and the criminalization of addiction, and advance recovery-based solutions.

This event allows for public education and engagement in a strong and visual method – a picture is worth a thousand words – come SEE people in recovery. Rally for Recovery will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Stevens Creek Church, Southpoint Campus, on Peach Orchard Road. The event is family friendly, FREE, and open to the public.

RSVP on Facebook today!

New CARES at Hope House

"My name is Roslyn Shaw and I am a person in long term recovery and what that means to me is I have not had a drink or drug in 21 years. Through this pathway of my life I can truly say that my journey has been so wonderful. By the grace of God, I am able to give back to the community in a way I could have never imagined and it has been amazing.

Recovery taught me that as long as I keep spreading hope to others, they too can learn how to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. I am a mother, grandmother, and I have a job that shares love, hope, and compassion for the women we serve. I am a part of teaching them to focus on the solution rather than the problem.

I have come to the understanding that life has a way of making us realize we are normal people with some weak points, but if we continue to focus on the positive and not the negative, the healing process can begin. It gives me so much joy to continue to be of service to women in recovery and that has benefited me as well as them."

A New Beginning

Taylar Prince, a local makeup artist, working in the field for nine years, is pleased to announce the first annual wedding giveaway.

Her vision is to “pay it forward” by providing free services to a bride who has gone through tough times.  She has always wanted to do something for someone who has overcome, sending the message that good things happen when you don’t give up. Taylar heard about a story of two people in long term recovery from addiction who turned their lives around and fell in love.  This hit home for Taylar because she too had people in her family who have struggled with addiction. She decided to give this year’s wedding giveaway to Joan Sganga and Jake Murphy. This is their story.

“I took my first drink when I was 14 years old and used my first drug shortly after. I wasn’t able to stop until I was arrested and lost everything,” said Joan. She felt hopeless and out of control but was unable to quit drinking on her own. After Joan was accepted into the Richmond County Drug Court Program, it was suggested that she enter into a treatment facility. She was then accepted into Hope House but had to go through detox first. “Once my body was free of substances, I returned to Hope House where I slowly learned a new way of life. They challenged my way of thinking, which I desperately needed. I was taught how to live life and have fun without the use of alcohol and drugs,” she continued.

Much like Joan’s story, Jake also struggled with addiction at a young age. “At the age of 16, I decided I’d drop out of school because I was more interested in getting messed up with my friends; at 17 I was in jail. I still didn’t realize I had a problem,” said Jake. At the age of 21, he had a little girl and thought that would be enough to make him change, but it didn’t take long for the same patterns to repeat. It took him losing everything to get the treatment that he needed. “The Hale House was exactly what I needed. It was a structured environment that taught me how to live life responsibly and be accountable for my actions,” said Jake.

Joan has been in long-term recovery since May 31, 2014 and Jake has been in long-term recovery since May 20, 2013. They were recently engaged in July 2016. The two met at a recovery meeting and began dating in January 2015 and a healthy relationship formed between them that neither had experienced before. Jake was immediately attracted to the fact that Joan set healthy boundaries for herself. “It showed me that she loves herself and gave me an idea of how to love her,” said Jake. Today Jake and Joan are both productive members of society who have a passion for their recovery. They both attended separate treatment programs, Hope House for women, and Hale House for men, that helped them gain the tools necessary to sustain their recovery.

About Hope House

Hope House, a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Women’s Treatment and Recovery Services site and a United Way agency, provides services to women with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, and its program allows the residents to keep their children with them as they complete their treatment. Each woman leases her own apartment at The Highlands West, the permanent supportive housing facility run by Hope House that can house up to 42 women and their families at any time.

Wedding sponsors

 Cliatt's Confectionary - Cake for wedding                                                                                          Bethany Cline  with the Cline Company - Wedding Planner                                                                  Ben Doying - DJ                                                                                                                                              Padgett's Farm - Venue                                                                                                                                  Melissa Gordon - Photography                                                                                                           Taylar prince, Makeup Artist
Shawn Johnson, Nail Artist
Shannon Greeson, Hair Stylist
Ben Doying, DJ
Finely seasoned, Caterer
Brooks Haven Floral & Flowers, Bouquet
Lynze Morris, Decorations
Tim Prince, Decorations