Hope House and its staff draws inspiration from one of our founding members, Bob Hartge, for his vision and tireless energy to cater to the needs of our community. We hope to keep his legacy alive with the continuation of services to our community. After 32 years of service to people who are too often portrayed as perpetrators of crime (an extremely small number compared to the thousands who are recovering), we need to view them as victims of 1, 2, or 3 diseases (addiction, mental illness and physical illnesses). When people ask the question ‘what is the recidivism rate of Inpatient Treatment?’ it is similar to asking a Cancer Treatment Center ‘what is the recidivism rate of cancer after 1 dose of chemotherapy?’ Some people recover after one inpatient treatment episode, others take 2 or 3 or 4. It is very difficult and yet people recover despite the increased potency of the drugs available today, addiction to prescribed medications, often suffering from not only addiction but other diseases at the same time, and no support system whatsoever while fighting the stigma of addiction. Hope House will continue with our mission to serve this vulnerable population and save lives.