It’s difficult to put into words what Hope House has given me. Gratitude is a popular word that always rises to the surface, but how do you measure gratitude when you have been given the chance to live again? I’ve been handed an opportunity to break free from the prison-like walls of addiction and a new beginning to a life that was lost. It is more than a feeling of gratefulness to have entered Hope House, and it is close to impossible to understand unless you have lived a life similar to that of me and my brothers in the community.