SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – In just a few weeks, the Hope Street Project will open its facility doors to folks in recovery.
The renovated facility on 12th Street will provide living quarters as well as resources to Siouxlanders.
Funded by private donations, the sober living home will help patients on their road to recovery.
The secure setting is close to downtown and has access to transportation.
Ten men currently in recovery will be allowed to live in the facility.
Living necessities and a place to sleep will be provided.
A house manager on site and a program manager will help them network, pursue treatment and gain employment.
To live here the men have to be wanting to be in recovery and stay on that pathway.
“To live in this sober home, each individual is going to have to be willing to be in recovery-which means that they have struggled with either an alcohol or drug addiction and this alcohol and drug addiction is going to be addressed especially through a tendance of AA meetings, connecting with individuals in the home, finding a sponsor and being able to look at how recovery is going to be the next beneficial step for them,” said Sara Johnson, Program Director of Hope Street of Siouxland.
Along with the benefits for those living there, locals also believe the program will help grow the community.
“With 10 beds it’s going to be a small impact but any sort of impact is better than not having anything at all,” said Matt Ohman, the Executive Director of the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership “We are hoping that this is just the first step and a big process of change that will impact a lot of lives. Even if one person gets better and gets well and becomes a contributing member of society through this project, it’s worth it.”
Managers say public donations like toiletries, blankets, and comforters are welcome.