Client success story – Janet*

Before arriving at Hospitality House, Janet stayed with different friends and family since becoming homeless a few years ago.  Janet explained that alcohol abuse was at the core of her homelessness and while she had periods of sobriety, she had not been able to maintain it long enough to move forward.

As part part of her case plan at Hospitality House, Janet established professional sobriety support, began working with a sponsor, and attending AA meetings weekly.  After several weeks, she reported this was the first time she felt strong in her sobriety.  Janet realized she wasn’t able to do it on her own and needed the support.

Janet worked closely with staff to focus on finding clean and sober transitional housing, as she felt this was the next logical step.  Janet interviewed for many Oxford Houses (transitional housing for recovering addicts) but each time, another applicant was chosen.  Despite this, Janet maintained a positive attitude and just kept applying.  Her housing search eventually led her to a local transitional house for recovering addicts, where she will be renting a room for the next year.

* At Hospitality House, we respect everyone who comes to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, client names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for understanding.