The Glory House provides transitional housing for individuals as they leave incarceration, inpatient treatment, or other settings. In addition to housing, the Case Management services, funded in part by Sioux Empire United Way provide comprehensive assistance to clients. Case managers help clients with everything from obtaining suitable clothes, to employment, medical, and legal matters. As clients are exiting a highly structured environment, case managers provide an extra key to successful completing the transition process.
When I first came to Glory House, I did not want to be here. I hated it. The rules, the schedules, the food, everything. Mostly I hated the fact that I wasn't in control. As an addict, I want to feel like I'm in control. Without control, I feel weak, unstable, and mostly insecure.
The first few days I thought of ways to manipulate the situation where I got kicked out but it wouldn't be my fault. The days turned into a week. I began job searching and got turned down at my first four job interviews. Then I began my treatment program. I was finally in a place where I wasn't the black sheep. My self-esteem was rising. Honesty, accountability, trust, commitment, and service work. Those were just words before I came here. Going through the program, these words came to have meaning. They were empty words to an active addict. They became reality and a way of life to a person in active recovery.
Glory House gave me my life back. I am forever grateful to this place. I came here broken, angry, and lost. I leave here confident, employed, with a driver's license and a car. I leave open-minded and on the right path.
With support from Sioux Empire United Way, Glory House's Case Management services assisted 430 clients last year, with 70% obtaining or maintaining employment.