Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

I am nearly six years sober. As I think back on my journey, I can’t imagine finding recovery from my addiction without a group of people supporting me. The community that has had the most influence on me has been CLDI and the Hannah House. We’re a family at the Hannah...

A Bright Future

A Bright Future

I came to the Hannah House in June of 2019 and started working to be reunified with my two sons. The Hannah House staff wrapped their arms around me, loved me, and helped me begin to build a stable foundation. I started to dream of a future where I would feel safe and...

Restoration through Relationship:  An Intern’s Experience

Restoration through Relationship: An Intern’s Experience

One of the first things you see when you cross the train tracks to get over to the street where I now live is a sign that reads, “The South Side, the Bright Side of the Tracks”. I hadn’t noticed it the first time I came to the place I’m now calling home. Instead, I...

Answering God’s Call

Answering God’s Call

When I moved into Hannah House, I could not have dreamed the Lord would be preparing me for a position in ministry and leadership. I was only five months sober and had reached rock bottom. But, the one thing I’ve learned is this—the Lord shines His brightest in our...

Sins and Souls

Sins and Souls

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not...

Family

Family

During the Christmas holidays, my intern Rachel and I took the residents of the Hannah House to look at lights at the zoo.  We ventured out in the party wagon, over snow piled roads, all singing enthusiastically to the Christmas carols playing.  At one point, we were...

Redeemed

Redeemed

*The following is written by a friend and sister-in-Christ, Mandy.  A few weeks back I (Eric) had the privilege of sitting with her on the front porch of the Hannah House as she shared her story of transformation with me.  Though I had not initially remembered, I had...