Hope Town, emphasis on the “Hope,” is more than just sober living. It’s Recovery. For me, it gave me a life worth living, not just surviving.
Abstinence is the first key to sobriety. However, take away the drugs and alochol, and your still left with trauma. With healing and work. With a shell on the outside, and an empty cup on the inside. Hope Town was the foundation that I needed, to start to fill that cup up.
I’ve been to sober living many times. I’ve attempted sobriety many times. It wasn’t until I found myself at Hope Town that the first inside of me started to burn for something more than what I was doing for years and years before. Hope Town was the gasoline I needed to rise from the ashes.
The atmosphere was more than just a place to lay my head, it was home. It was Sunday dinners and with my very best friend, that I met at Hope Town. It was hours upon hours of soul searching, with a side or two of tears. Belly laughs with so many different personalities. Learning. Laughing. Loving. Hope Town was the safe place I needed mentally, emotionally, and physically. The staff at Hope Town aren’t just there to get a paycheck, they’re there to love you until you can love yourself.
Hope Town is more than sobriety and sober living. Hope Town is Recovery.
It was the best decision I have ever made in my life. 8 months later, I am back home with my wife and two kids, and I have never felt better in 15 years of my life!! First off, the owner and management of Hope Town Recovery are amazing individuals. I am so grateful for them and everything that they do. I have never been to or heard of a place that offers so much to you than Hope Town.
They literally have every resource available to get back on your feet and live a happy and clean life. They will give you rides to and from work. They will help get you clothes if you are in need. They will get you toiletries and cleaning supplies. They even offer meals for free that have been donated at times.
The house itself is in a great part of town. I felt so safe there. It is not surrounded by drugs or violence, and it is a very clean house inside to live in. I am a clean freak, and I was so surprised at how clean the living quarters are. The house leader, who is an amazing person as well, drives everyone to and from meetings daily. So, you always have an opportunity to get to meetings. Everyone who lives in the house is super friendly and genuinely cares for each other. There is always someone there to talk to if you need anything or just someone to vent to. I cannot even put into words just how grateful and happy I am for a place like Hope Town Recovery!!
If you are serious about turning your life around and wanting to get back on your feet and start living a clean and sober life, I would STRONGLY recommend going to Hope Town Recovery! Thank you for everything you have done for me, Hope Town staff!! You guys are the best!!!
I arrived at Hope Town on August 1st, 2021. I really didn’t know what to expect. Things were challenging at first, but I was determined to try. I kept myself busy working the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with my sponsor, as well as helping around the house. It made me feel good about myself. Eventually, I was selected as house manager, and it felt good to serve a role in making Hope Town an awesome place to live and recover. Ted told me he wanted Hope Town to be peer-led. I really didn’t know what that looked like, but we all at Hope Town held each other accountable. It worked and still does.
In late 2021, I may have mentioned to Ted that he should start his own transportation company and do a better job getting people to their appointments and not making them wait hours to return home. I was having these issues with my medical transportation frequently. Of course, Ted being Ted, did exactly that, and Hope on Wheels was established.
I believe I landed at Hope Town because Hope Town needed me, and I needed Hope Town. Hope Town has given me purpose, which I so needed. I have learned so much about willingness, patience, and acceptance of others, just to mention a few attributes that had been missing from my life. Ted St. John has played a huge part in my recovery. I could not have made it to this point in my life without him. I love him like a brother.
After about 13 months, I left Hope Town on September 10, 2022, and have my own place locally. I continue to drive for Hope on Wheels, which I enjoy doing. Today I do things that I enjoy, like hanging out with family, golfing, and watching movies. It’s a good feeling to know I can do whatever I enjoy. I’ll always be grateful to Hope Town, Ted St. John, Adam Ciganik, and all those who supported my recovery.