PRYOR -- Hope House, a place for women overcoming addiction, could be in trouble this holiday season after funding has dried up.
As she turns the page, Melissa Foster is ready to start a new chapter.
“Oh goodness, it’s been the first holiday I’ve been sober in maybe 15 years," she said.
Scripture helps the mother of three day by day. Foster is now five months clean without methamphetamine.
“I found myself at Rose Rock Recovery Center and I didn’t have a place to go after," Foster said. “Hope House came and we prayed about it and they accepted me into their program.”
The house is in Pryor and can help up to four women at a time for a year. It's solely based on donations.
“On average, it takes about $1,500 a month to house one individual," Hope House Executive board member Tiffany Drum said. “$3,000 is what we need minimum at least to maintain the home.”
Without government assistance, finding help can be difficult.
“A lot of the churches that have helped us around in this area, have dried up too and so they have not been able to help us this year," Drum said.
Posting sticky notes on the wall, the women remember to ask God for strength and a hot meal this Thanksgiving.
A local church that always donates every year didn’t have it to give," Drum said.
Luckily a Claremore salon is donating a turkey.
With the holiday season still ahead, Melissa Foster remains hopeful the doors will be able to stay open to help other women start a new chapter.
“I’d be homeless because I had no where else to go," Foster said.
Hope House is looking for any and all donations including clothes and food.
If you'd like to help, call 918-232-8510.
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