Worcester County’s first recovery home opens its doors
BERLIN, Md. – It’s a first in Worcester County and it’s been a long time coming. The first recovery home is finally up and running in Berlin.
Back in June, Hope4Recovery Inc was given the green light by Berlin’s Board of Zoning to move forward with their plans, in order to help drug addicts and alcoholics recover. Now, they have opened their doors just in time for the holidays.
Hope4Recovery Inc opening for the holidays couldn’t be more ideal and that’s because most people look at the season as a happy time but it can also be stressful for those who suffer from addiction and substance abuse issues.
But for those who need assistance, Hope4Recovery Inc wants to make sure that you know there is help out there.
Hope4Recovery Inc is an all men’s level 2 recovery home, it’s a structured sober and safe living environment for those who are in active recovery. During their time there, residents get a helping hand.
Executive Director Patricia Hamilton-Ottey says, “Normally when these men come in, they’ve exhausted all resources. They’ve all been doing job search, we’ve had some good responses to applications, so they are getting back on the ground and moving forward with their life.”
Ottey says they’ve been getting about 10 applications per week, a clear sign that this was needed in Worcester County.
For residents just like Adam Miller, this is giving him the resources he needs to move forward with his life after treatment. “It could help create more stability in my life, stay more on track, help me with my obligations and be a better person all around,” Ottey tells us.
Hope4Recovery Inc is also asking community members to sponsor a bed for a week. Currently they have nine residents and it costs $165 for each one. We’re told there is little financial help for residents in recovery homes to get back on their feet.