STATE-OF-THE-ART PROGRAM: Manor of Hope has taken extreme care in building a top notch program.
Our addiction rehabilitation support program focuses on healing through hard work, exercise, proper diet and 12-step support as well as alternative therapies to produce a well-rounded and multi-approach method of rehabilitation.
Residents will find spiritual healing through meditation, art therapy and self-examination.
FOOD: Food can have huge effect on the body. Our program adheres to a strict no sugar policy.
Sugary foods and drinks can cause medical issues as well as create huge sugar highs and lows which can negatively affect mood. Sugar is also highly addictive! On-staff at the Manor of Hope is a professional chef who uses all fresh ingredients from his local farm. Our residents not only help him maintain the farm and care for the organic fruit and vegetables, but they also reap the benefits from their hard work by eating fabulously prepared, healthy meals from the crop. You are what you eat!
Meet our chef, Paul Marshall: Paul has been a professional chef in Florence, Italy, worked under Emeril Lagasse in new Orleans, been Executive Chef at the Hong Kong Sheraton Hotel and Chef De Cuisine of Oscars, the French Brasserie, in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
EXERCISE: Daily exercise along with a good diet can have an amazing impact on the body’s health and mental well-being.
Residents at the Manor are taught how to take care of their bodies through a 2 hour daily exercise regime at a local gym. On weekends, we also stress athletic activities such as hiking in Valley Forge Park, trips to the New Jersey shore, canoeing in the Schuylkill river, golf, zip lining, bowling, etc. Not only will they improve their physical health, they will also learn that exercise will make them sleep better, heal their brains, help with anxiety and anger management and boost their self esteem.
Our Director, Jose Rivera wrote an article on the benefits of exercise and mental health and how it positively affects our young men.
THERAPY: Our residents are taken several times a week to one of the Philadelphia’s best addiction therapists.
A therapeutic community is a participatory, group based approach that improves the likelihood of long term recovery. Each of our residents live in a family environment where they support each other’s’ successes. They motivate each other to be strong and encourage each other to take responsibility for themselves.
Manor of Hope residents are part of a community where each person is held accountable to follow the rules and celebrate the wins and support the stumbles.
FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Each of our young men are given the chance to work with a small business partners within our local community.
The “Building Futures Program” is a unique program which strategically places residents to work alongside local business owners to learn a trade or skill. Many of our residents did not have jobs prior to coming to the Manor of Hope, their lives were wrapped around the all-encompassing scourge of addiction. Early in the program our residents are monitored to determine strengths, weaknesses, likes & dislikes. We’ve strategically focussed on businesses in the area that are perfect for creating an environment where our young men can work closely alongside them to learn the new skills which they need to have a future career.
We also help them open their own bank accounts, learn about money management and other life-skills. They earn money and deposit their weekly earnings to start them on their way. At the end of their stay, they’ll be given full access to their accounts and can use the money they’ve saved to buy a car or help with rent.
We teach residents responsibility, how to work hard and take pride in their work. It is a program like no other! Learn more about our Building Futures Program.