Hope House

"... we are saved by Hope"     Reinhold Niebuhr, Serenity Prayer
"It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I felt so safe, welcome, and loved."     Randi
"It was a great opportunity, and it got me on track. If I hadn't gone to Hope House, I'd still be using."     Tony
"Treatment gave me the tools. Pear Lake taught me to live"     Rachelle

Project Clean Start

Project Clean Start was developed by the Hope House of Itasca County in an effort to provide support services to chemically dependent women and their children.  These services are free and available to women in all stages of the treatment continuum.  Our Project Clean Start recovery coaches recognize the need of long term support services for chemically dependent mothers as they attempt to sort out issues that have developed during their chemical use.  Parenting is difficult enough without a substance abuse problem, and Project Clean Start aims to ease the stress on mothers that struggle with both.

Project Clean Start provides the following services to eligible participants:

  • In-Home Support
  • Referrals: Rule 25 Assessments, Mental Health Assessments, Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic Assessments, Housing Support, Licensed Child Care, Financial & Medical Assistance, Local Service Providers/Resources, etc.
  • Transportation
  • Start-up, Emergency, and Preventative Funds
  • Supplies
  • Moving Expenses
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Woman’s Support Group
  • Parenting
  • Child/Youth Support Group
  • Community Educational Outreach: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Presentations, Brochures, etc.)
  • Advocacy: Court, Probation, Child Protection
  • Alcohol/Drug Testing
  • Recreational Activities & YMCA Family Membership
  • Individualized Care Plans: Developed by a Multi-Disciplinary Team and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Project Clean Start is possible because of monies designated for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder through the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Chemical Dependency Division. Program services funded under this program are accessible to all eligible persons without regard to religion, race, color, age, sexual orientation, handicap, including the learning impaired and blind.