In response to the opioid crisis, Hope House Ministries acquired Little Portion Friary in Mt. Sinai in 2016 as a means of increasing our ability to serve more young men struggling with opioid addiction.
In a matter of months, our numbers doubled. And as a result, so too did our expenses. 62 young men living in a family style residential facility requires a Herculean effort encompassing professional services, 24-hour supervision, transportation, food, insurance, healthcare and educational opportunities.
The program assists in the development of a life plan with short and long term goals and promotes the development of interpersonal skills. The length of stay varies based on need, averaging 12 to 18 months. Each person is treated individually by professional clinical staff with the sensitivity necessary to effectively deal with youth in crisis. The young people who live in residence work full-time or attend school.
Our primary objective, where possible, is to support family reconciliation and to help residents develop the skills needed for independent living.
Our secondary objectives include on-going education (including higher education), recreation, spiritual guidance, wholesome entertainment, and coordinated physical activities. Our goal is to foster and encourage holistic growth and the development of one’s full potential.
Hope Academy is a long-term, non-traditional residential treatment program for homeless youth living with addictions. It’s demanding curriculum has assisted hundreds of youth regain control of their lives while advancing their education.
The Academy includes innovative approaches to recovery including opportunities for residents to work at The Grateful Bread Bakery, Building Block Woodshop and Garden of Hope.