About Us

Mission Statement: Rebuilding lives shattered by drugs and alcohol

Description: The Walter Hoving Home is a residential spiritually-based home. We are 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:

  • A warm bed and three nutritious meals a day for the full length of their stay
  • Daily classroom study and instruction in an on-campus, faith-based Learning Center
  • A structured daily work program
  • A variety of healthy extra-curricular activities

These services are offered the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Program: Over the Home’s 47-year history, a program has been developed which completely transforms the lives of the women who come to us from many different walks of life – many directly from prison or off the street. The primary vehicle for transformation is the Learning Center’s curriculum, comprised of courses designed to help each student acquire a knowledge of life-changing principles. Included are such topics as The Winning Attitude, The Curing Power of Love, Healing for Damaged Emotions, Handling Conflicts, How to Win Over Depression, Principles for Decision Making and Goal Setting. We also offer an Anger Management Class and a Parenting Class.

Facilities:The Walter Hoving Home operates three facilities, located in:

• Garrison, New York (founded in 1967, with the help of the late Walter Hoving, former CEO of Tiffany & Co., for whom the Home is named.)
• Pasadena, California (since 1984)
• Las Vegas, Nevada (since 2006)

The New York Home is located 45 miles north of New York City on a lovely, 39-acre estate. The second home is located in the historic Mira Monte Hotel at 127 South El Molino 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 135 women.

Leadership: John and Elsie Benton, serve as president and founding directors. The Home is governed by a Board of Directors.

Referrals: The Walter Hoving Home is recognized as an effective residential-care facility and receives referrals from many sources including courts, judges, parole officers, probation departments, police, clergy and churches.

Impact/Results: The purpose of our program is to help women become free from addictions and other life-controlling problems. Our Home offers a faith-based discipleship program as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs.

The educational foundation and spiritual renewal available through the Learning Center, along with working in a communal living setting and assuming increased responsibilities and privileges, prepares each woman for successful reintegration into society. After graduating from the required 12-level study program, women can elect to continue to live at the Home for six months to a year for ongoing skills and training, while also working or attending college

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 for an entrance fee of $500 and for attempting to raise a minimum of $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.”