A Beacon of Hope for Troubled Families

Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS (Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, Spirituality) provide compassionate, faith-based residential recovery services to mothers and children in the Pittsburgh area.  We help addicted mothers learn to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and chemical abuse while rebuilding damaged relationships with their children.  Sojourner House believes women can shatter the chains of addiction and hopelessness when surrounded by what means most to them: their children.

What We Know

  • About 1 in 8 Americans are living with alcohol or other drug addiction.
  • There is no cure for addiction, but it is possible to manage the disease and live a healthy, productive life.
  • Children of addicts and alcoholics are four times more likely than children of non-addicts to become addicted themselves.
  • Women in treatment report alarming histories of abuse, most commonly related to repetitive childhood physical or sexual assault.
  • Mothers often don’t seek treatment for their disease of addiction for fear of losing their children.