I want to start off by saying thank you, thank you so much for this house. This house has made a change in my life. It’s opened my eyes and showed me that there is hope for an addict and it is never too late to change our lives around. I am worth it even if I have a drug problem. Being an addict is hard because I constantly got put down, got judged for my mistakes I’ve made in my addiction. Words are words, they are painful. When I came to the house, I walked in not knowing what to expect and I had my mind set on what I was going to do. I didn’t belong here and I didn’t have a problem. But as time passed and I started to work on my steps, I was able to accept that I had a problem and that I was powerless over my addiction and I couldn’t do this alone. I needed help and the staff here loved me and helped me so much. I’m blessed and grateful to be part of this amazing family. As I’m getting ready to leave out into the world, I am a bit nervous but I got my box full of tools that I didn’t have before. I have a home that I can always come back to whenever I need help. It will always be here with its door open. Today I am proud to say I am an addict, I am an addict in recovery that’s grateful and blessed. Today, I have honesty, hope, faith, courage and integrity. Something I didn’t have before I came in. I walked in with pride and denial. Now I get to walk out of here proud of myself and that’s all because of this house and the amazing, loving staff. Thank you so much for everything. I’m grateful to be a part of the House of Hope family.