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I wanted to express how wonderful the staff at Bridgehaus is. They have really helped my son find his path, given purpose to his life, companionship and direction. They have all walked the same path so are knowledgable and compassionate, yet frank and open. The accommodations are beautiful and have a warm apartment feel. There is nothing institutional about it. I visit him often and feel very comfortable when I am there. I finally have seen first hand sobriety is possible. I have hope. It's like they gave me my life back, too.
I am thankful that bridgehaus was a place of quality after my sons 28 day rehab. To have a place to re-group and build a new way of life and still be accountable. My wife and I felt good about his chances of getting a clean start with others and then being able to continue that journey still to date. We are forever grateful.
I had visited a number of different halfway houses prior to coming to Bridgehaus, but when I walked through the BH unit I would be staying in and met the guys there, I knew right away it was the place for me. I stayed at BH for a number of months and it really felt like home, it didn't feel like a treatment center, halfway house, or any other institution. It was home, it was the closest thing to normalcy in my life in a long time and it helped bridge me into a new independent life that I live today. Very grateful for this place and highly recommend it to anyone looking for comfortable living conditions, with structure, in a great area of Chicago!
In my 18-plus years of providing services for the Recovering Community, I have seen many organizations and people come and go which is why I bring this testimonial for Johann. I have seen him give from his heart with passion and always with integrity. Johann is trusted because his word is carried out. His walk far exceeds his talk. And his desire to help others is evident to all. I am writing this testimonial mainly because I truly believe that Johann will carry out his mission without compromising (his beliefs). Integrity, matched with compassion can lead to good guidance and direction-which so many of our clients are seeking.
I've known Johann about 5 years now both in my capacity as a therapist at and Clinical Director of New Hope Recovery Center. However, Johann has been involved with New Hope as a volunteer for 12 years and has had a wonderful impact on the recovery of the client's that he's come in contact with. Johann is dedicated to recovery and his clear headed no nonsense approach comes through in his interactions with our clients. He's a fierce advocate...and his passion for sobriety is very apparent.