The Washington Street Hope Center Alumni Group
WHO CAN BE A MEMBER OF THE HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP?
Anyone who has participated in the Washington Street Hope Center program as a client, supporter, or employee.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP?
You can stop by the Administrative Office or contact us on our website and request an Alumni Form so we can get your contact information. This allows us to invite you to any events and send updates about WSHC.
HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP HISTORY
Mrs. Josephine and Mr. Jim Hamilton’s hearts beat as one in dedication to helping others through the Washington Street Hope Center since 1988 when the program was incorporated. Our first clients graduated in 1990 and our long history of supporting clients in recovery began. Our WSHC Historical Committee has estimated that nearly 250 men and women per year have come through the doors of the Washington Street Hope Center seeking help. Therefore, we have served over 7000 souls and provided Hope for them to live a better life without drugs or alcohol.
The concept of naming the Hope Center Alumni Group was discussed during a treatment program review meeting in November of 2018. The discussion began when trying to find ways to be more helpful in the recovery community and to those in need. Since then, our WSHC Historical Committee has changed to include Mr. Steve Guillory – who was the first counselor on staff at the WSHC – and Mr. Steve Burgess who together reflect over 35 years of history, experience, and dedication to the WSHC and those we serve.
HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP AND STAFF EVENT
UNITY is held on the last Saturday of each month. At this event, we celebrate the people who have reached a year or multiple years in sobriety. A speaker is invited each month to share their stories of experience, strength, and hope. Staff, clients, former clients, family members, and shareholders are invited to join us for food, fellowship, inspiration, and a celebration of recovery.
*Unity is currently postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP VISION
To provide a support system for all those in recovery to have fellowship and a group of individuals to lean on in sobriety.
HOPE CENTER ALUMNI GROUP GOALS
To stay clean, sober, and drug free – We must help each other.
To watch our resentments and defect – We must fix them as the crop up because to hold on to them hurts us.
To maintain and improve our spiritual life – We need the peace that it brings us.
To practice and promote unity – We need each other to help us on this journey to recovery.
To promote perseverance – We must always be determined to do the right thing in our lives.
To always be involved – We must always show willingness and be apart of the fellowship of the Hope Center Alumni Group.
To stand with one another – We will always be there to support each other in time of good and bad.