Mission Statement: Rebuilding lives shattered by drugs and alcohol
Description: The Walter Hoving Home, a 24-hour residential spiritually-based rehabilitation center, is a non-profit organization serving women ages 18 and over who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems. The 6 or 12 month program is geared to rebuilding broken lives in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support and love.
Services: The Walter Hoving Home meets the basic needs of these troubled young women through:
- Room and board for the full 6 or 12 months of the program
- Daily classroom study and instruction in an on-campus Learning Center
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling with other women who have encountered the same difficulties
- A structured daily work program
- Extra-curricular activities
These services are offered the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.
Program: During the Home’s 45-year history, a program has been developed which completely transforms the lives of the women who come directly from prison or the street. The primary vehicle for rehabilitation is the Learning Center curriculum. Courses taught in the twelve-level curriculum required for graduation are designed to allow each student to acquire a knowledge of life-changing principles and include such topics as The Winning Attitude, The Curing Power of Love, Healing for Damaged Emotions, Handling Conflicts, How to Win Over Depression, Freedom to Grow, Principles for Decision Making, Drug Education and Goal Setting.
After completing the one-year curriculum, the student spends four months working at an outside job while still living at the Home.
This educational foundation and spiritual renewal, working in conjunction with the communal living and increased responsibilities and privileges, prepares each woman for reintegration into society.
Facilities:The Walter Hoving Home is located 45 miles north of New York City on a lovely, 22-acre estate. The second home is located in the historic Mira Monte Hotel at 127 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, California. The third home is on Red Rock Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. All three homes combined have the capacity to care for over 110 women.
Referrals: The Walter Hoving Home is recognized as an effective residential-care rehabilitation facility and receives referrals from many sources including courts, judges, parole officers, probation departments, police, clergy and churches.
Leadership: John and Elsie Benton, serve as president and founding directors. The Home is governed by a Board of Directors.
Funding: The Home is funded through private donations from individuals, churches, corporations and foundations. All gifts are tax-deductible. To help offset a small percentage of the cost for her stay, each student is responsible tfor an entrance fee of $500 and $500 sponsorship each month.
Chuck Colson: “I have seen the Walter Hoving Home ministry first hand and I am an enthusiastic supporter…”
Billy Graham: “…I’ve watched this effective ministry grow…and it has my 100% support.”
Pat Boone: “…The transformations are miraculous, and I’m grateful for the chance to participate in the on-going miracles at Walter Hoving Home.”