Southside Center Of Hope (SSCOH) empowers women to overcome the disease of addiction, improve the quality of their lives, and achieve self-sufficiency. SSCOH provides a 12-step, evidence-based, residential recovery program at no cost. Our model addresses addiction as the main problem while also addressing related issues of genetic predisposition, health consequences, shame, isolation, trauma, behavioral health issues, and history of mental, physical and sexual abuse. Through daily schedules, women develop healthy habits necessary to be successful and learn to live free of drugs and alcohol. Originally founded by Sisters Therese O’Sullivan and Connie Driscoll as a homeless shelter for women, SSCOH expanded its mission to substance abuse recovery and has served more than four thousand women addicted to drugs and alcohol.