The Road to Hope Inc. is a drug and alcohol free residential facility which operates in Erie and Lorain County.
The goal of The Road to Hope House(s) is to provide an abstinence-based, twelve-step environment within which the addicted person receives the support, guidance and faith necessary to become a productive member of our society, while living in accordance with a regimen of daily sobriety. Personal Responsibility is at the heart of our program. Our residents are required to have a sponsor, attend AA meetings and are charged a nominal monthly fee, but must be gainfully employed and able to pay their own way.
The expectation is that our residents develop and hone the discipline and attributes necessary to successfully integrate back into the community and leave our facility after a relatively short period of time. Our successful residents re-integrate happier, healthier, motivated and committed to the twelve-step way of life as they return to their families, society and into the active twelve step community.
The Road to Hope was created in response to the growing need for a structured residential facility with a supportive environment as alcoholism/chemical dependency continues to grow in epidemic progression among our local population. We believe that alcoholism/chemical dependency is a progressive illness that is activated by a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental circumstances. Once activated, there is a high probability that alcoholism and chemical dependency will prove fatal without help. In even the least severe addictions, alcoholism and chemical dependency exacts enormous costs to those actively addicted, those co-dependent upon the addicted person and the general public, which is victimized by the dangers and social costs presented by the addict. We exist to provide a cost-effective housing solution to help isolate our residents from dysfunctional living environments and to create an atmosphere guided and espoused by the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Life at the Road to Hope involves opportunities every day for growth and fun in sobriety. Residents frequently attend local twelve-step meetings, interact with each other and with the community through community-outreach and work to integrate back into the community as they grow spiritually and progress in their sobriety.
For the first 30 days, residents build a strong, sober foundation in recovery. During this period, they often search for employment, attend outpatient treatment, and attend recovery meetings.
After 30 days, residents continue to use the tools they acquired during the first phase while being allowed some more independence, including the opportunity to apply for home passes on weekends.
Following are some of the guidelines for residents at The Road to Hope. A full list of rules, with explanations, will be read through with a house manager before a resident moves in.
The Road to Hope often has a waiting list for admittance. To check availability of housing or to ask any questions, call our office at (440) 309-4284.
The first step to be considered for admittance is to fill out an application.
Following submission, we will review your application and follow up with you, usually by phone. We will let you know about housing availability and coordinate a timeframe for residence at The Road to Hope.