Hope House Ministries provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who are experiencing mental health issues and living with addictions. We provide the following programs:
The Community House & Little Portion Friary
This 62-bed program provides a compassionate approach to crisis intervention and a residential community for homeless young adults in need. Since 1980, we’ve reached over 3,000 young people. Our primary objective is to support family reconciliation and to help our residents develop skills for independent living. Our secondary objectives include: on-going education (higher education), recreation, spiritual guidance, one on one counseling, group counseling, AA/NA support, and most of all, a welcoming family environment.
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:
Grateful Bread Shop –
Brothers Bakery, featuring our specialty Grateful Bread, and many other savory treats, continues in the tradition begun by the Franciscan Friars who preceded us. They started the tradition of delivering tasty products to our neighbors in the community.
Our bakery, continues their mission, by offering an opportunity for our brotherhood of young men to learn new skills while developing a sense of the complexities of the business world. From Irish Soda Bread and Cinnamon bread to delicious pizzas, our product is available on a weekly basis to our community at large. Through the efforts of these young men, the entire bakery was recently gutted, refitted with new equipment and decorated in old style charm. Please come visit us and enjoy our delicious treats.
Blessed Wood Shop – Copy from Charlie
Garden of Hope – Copy from Charlie
Pax Christi Hospitality Center
Our emergency shelter Pax Christi, offers guests who are homeless a safe alternative to the streets. Pax Christi offers case management, drug and alcohol counseling, mental health counseling, linkages to benefits and resources in the community, as well as the basics of food and shelter. Over 50 active volunteers assist with cleaning, making beds, painting, serving meals and providing food and clothing for guests.
An offshoot of Pax Christi, Project Hope, is the agency’s street outreach program. Project Hope is a concentrated effort to specifically reach those who are chronically homeless in Suffolk County. Hundreds of men and women who have been homeless for years are now being reconnected to the community and to critical services they need thanks to a highly professional and experienced staff who are dedicated to ending their homelessness. Over 500 men and women are reached by this program each year.
The Human Services Center (aka) Counseling Center
The Counseling Center is staffed by a host of highly qualified professional counselors assisting thousands of adults and young people annually. Counseling services include individual, marital and family counseling, addiction counseling including alcoholism, co-dependency, eating disorders and sexual abuse. The center also serves as a meeting place for various therapy groups and twelve-step programs.
Sr. Jean Beagan O.P., Family & Children Counseling Center
The Center assists parents in providing opportunities for children to live, love and work with a sense of mutual well-being through counseling and training. The Center provides counseling services for children ages 5-16 years old through play therapy, individual counseling, family counseling, parent training, and education. Many of the children served suffer from trauma and/or abuse including: sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, emotional abuse, and divorce.
Montfort Therapeutic Residence/Our Lady of Peace Academy
An intensive therapeutic treatment facility for children ages 11-18 who find themselves caught in the family court system. These children come to us at a time of great crisis in their young lives. Montfort Therapeutic provides these young residents with a healthy, stable environment, a school program, individual counseling, group dynamics and educational recreational outings. The program also includes aftercare services for children returning home.
St. Louis de Montfort Academy
St. Louis Montfort Academy is a free standing alternative junior-senior high school. Individualized instruction and private tutoring are provided by professional qualified teachers according to each student’s needs. Staff consist of a principal and volunteer teachers from the community.
Wisdom House is a residence designated for long-term needs of both men and women 21 years and older who find themselves in a situation of crisis or homelessness and are in need of a semi-structured living environment. The goal of Wisdom House is to help individuals live independentally again.
Siena House serves eight women annually, 21 years and older, who have suffered from domestic violence, are homeless, in need of temporary shelter, are in crisis or transition. This program offers a safe, supportive environment while empowering women to move toward independent living and permanent housing. Services include: personal and group counseling, residential housing, food and clothing and court advocacy. Siena House provides a positive community living experience where all tenants are empowered to live productive, contributing lives within our society.
St. Maximillian Kolbe Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center
The Center provides comprehensive outpatient services for people motivated to enter and sustain recovery. Through individual and group counseling, thousands of struggling addicts reclaim their lives.