It would be easy to promote the idea that this is a simple process, but it wouldn't be honest. The path we share with the people who live in Hope Manor is based on the 12 Steps, successfully used in recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for almost a century. In order to help achieve this goal, Hope Manor offers off-site trips to Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous, attends workshops, conferences, and recovery activities.
Time is needed to create a solid, life-long recovery. Hope Manor teaches that true recovery requires rigorous honesty, taking personal responsibility for behavior, and a commitment to helping others. Residents in each house learn to be supportive of each other in the journey to a new life. Hope Manor homes are designed to create a sense of comfort and security that allows their residents to do the necessary physical, emotional and spiritual work that will bring about long-term sobriety. A new life of new attitudes, new behaviors, and new habits. To assist the recovery process, the Hope Manor houses offer a warm, embracing, fully furnished place to live with a real sense of community and at a very affordable price.
The use of non-chemical coping skills, gainful employment, volunteering, education and action is the basis of the Hope Manor Philosophy. The 12 Step (AA, NA, etc.) programs are heavily utilized and provide the crucial foundation for the recovery process. This positive and supportive structured environment is extremely conducive for recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency.
Weekly random urinalysis/breathalyzer of each resident is required as a condition of entering and remaining at Hope Manor. Refusal or a failed test will result in immediate termination.
Hope Manor accepts residents charged with drug and alcohol violations as part of alternative sentencing. Hope Manor is inspected annually for Health, Safety and Quality Standards. Hope Manor is a member of the National Sober Living Association, which certifies, inspects, trains and mentors the Hope Manor team.
The residents are closely monitored for compliance with the rules, regulations and requirements of Hope Manor. For a complete list of all rules and regulations please review the application.
As we study, we learn the significance of these three elements and search for ways to implement these abstract ideas into our lives; to realize them. The 12 Step process involves and encompasses the mind, body and spirit. Recovery of the mind is a major aspect of addiction and alcoholism; the goal is not to stop, but to stay stopped and to be able to enjoy life on life's terms. The Twelve Step path is a spiritual path and journey.
We cannot guarantee recovery but we can create a safe, supportive environment for recovery to take hold and that's what we do at Hope Manor every day. There isn't an alcoholic or addict on the planet who would stay sober if things didn't get better and at Hope Manor residents gain hope when they see recovery working in the lives around them. What may seem impossible to you now has become a joyful reality for many, and it can be your future too.
At Hope Manor, we have been on both sides of the disease and we understand it is a life or death matter. We have been trained in helping a family reach out, and assist the loved one into seek help. We guide, support and provide the family with real solutions. We will walk with you step-by-step through a course of action.
Family Healing and Recovery: Alcoholism and addiction is a family disease, and while your loved one is getting the help needed, we will help your family heal as well. Getting your loved one into treatment or sober living is only the start of things, it hasn't cured anything yet. Please know that just because your loved one is getting help, does not mean that all the family's issues will solve themselves. Family Roles will be brought to light, and therefore, solutions can be created and new roles can be defined. As part of our services we will provide you with resources which will help you find the solution to your personal healing.
Hope Manor has a 7-week Family Program which include presentations by professionals, personnel stories, materials, support, resources and more. Do you find trying to "fix" your loved one keeps producing the same results; constant relapses, multiple arrests, legal fees, mounting hospital bills, replacing automobiles, paying off credit card debt, losing jobs, arguments, etc.? Does your loved one manipulate and prey upon your insecurities so that they can maneuver with impunity through life while they drink or use? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Hope Manor Family Program is for you.
So at Hope Manor we have taken great care to see that the time spent in sober living is done in a setting that is conducive to reflection followed by action. Our homes are designed to create a sense of comfort and security that allows our clients to let go of the physical concerns and focus on the personal journey that lies ahead. We address each of these concerns by offering the newly sober person a warm and embracing, fully furnished place to live, at an affordable price. We are within 4 miles of more than 60 meetings a week and the structure of our program is designed to teach the newly sober person how to get active in the recovery community.
At Hope Manor, we know that addicts, alcoholics and families alike can heal from the wounds addiction inflicts. It has been our personal experience that the smallest desire for recovery can manifest into a lifetime of purpose and fulfillment. It's our job to keep the door open for recovery. New ideas and behaviors, become new habits, that become new attitudes, that produce new lives.
The most critical component to this plan for recovery is willingness and time. Alcoholism and addiction cannot be treated in 30 days. Most newly sober alcoholics and drug addicts need an environment strongly committed to supporting their new found sobriety.
Residents come from all walks of life. The predominant sources of resident referrals come from the 12 Step programs, treatment centers, hospital programs, courts, probation departments and simply word of mouth. Hope Manor requires that all residents be nonviolent, well mannered and demonstrate a sincere desire to achieve a clean and sober lifestyle.
Hope Manor has a women's and men's home located in Bismarck, North Dakota. The houses are historic, beautifully furnished two-story homes in updated Craftsman style.
All residents must contribute bi-monthly to the expenses of the house. They must also either seek employment, be enrolled in school and/or have means for financial support. Special exceptions are sometimes allowed based on individual assessment and the current financial ability of Hope Manor.