A Reason to Celebrate: Boss’s Day at House of Hope

October 16th, 2019

October 3, 2019 marked Lisa Heaton’s 19th anniversary at House of Hope, making for a very special Boss’s Day! For the past 19 years Lisa Heaton: our non-profit powerhouse, mental health advocate, and Mountain Dew connoisseur has dedicated to healing Utah families. Lisa Heaton has stood at the forefront of our biggest successes, including the founding of the Hope Center for Children—an amenity that undoubtedly sets House of Hope apart from other Salt Lake-based treatment centers. In the spirit of Lisa’s personalized vision of the Hope Center for Children, each child in treatment is assigned their very own case manager and therapist, while their mothers receive treatment in adjoining facilities in Salt Lake City. This approach to recovery simultaneously allows personalized care for those mothers facing substance use disorders, while also putting a strict emphasis on family reunification. The successes of Hope Center are just one of many gifts Lisa Heaton has offered the organization in her two decades of service. She is the reason that, in the last fiscal year, 318 women and 133 children were given the opportunity for healing at our Salt Lake and Provo locations.

In House of Hope’s foreseeable future, Lisa also hopes to launch The Nesting Place program which offers pre and post-natal care to women dealing with substance use disorders. To Lisa, the sky is the limit, and no goal is too big when fighting the battle against substance abuse.

We are so thankful for Lisa and all she has done for our community, for our clients, and for House of Hope staff. Here’s to 19 more years and many more changed lives!