I was given a second chance at life and I was shown a new way to live. I am forever grateful.”

— JENNIFER, FORMER CLIENT

Impact

How do we measure the impact of our work? We look into the beautiful faces of the moms and kids who are now thriving thanks to the care they received at Parisi House. We continue to be inspired by the women who have overcome incredible odds to stay sober and rebuild their lives. Many have faced overwhelming challenges – including abuse, poverty, homelessness and social injustice – yet with hard work and the help of our dedicated staff, they were able to break the cycle of addiction. Here are a few of their stories.

‘Parisi House Completely Saved My Life’

Jennifer is looking forward to her future. She recently moved into family housing at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she is studying to be a social worker. She’s come a long way since arriving at Parisi House three years ago. Back then she had just been reunited with her 1-year-old daughter Grace and was desperately trying to stay sober after years of abusing meth.

Structure and Routine Helped Her Transition to a New Sober Life

When you listen to Lauren talk, it’s hard to believe there was a time when all she cared about was getting high. Today she is the Director of Corporate Establishment and Personnel at a major sign company in Oakland and has been clean for more than nine years. She credits her success to her daughter Gladys and the caring staff at Parisi House on the Hill.

Mom Finally Breaks the Bond of Addition After 20 Years

Christy started using drugs at age 19 after her father committed suicide, and for the next 20 years she struggled with her addiction. She managed to work at a busy accounting firm and raise her daughter – now 23 and attending college – despite her addiction. But Christy hit rock bottom in 2019 when she became pregnant with her second child and realized the hold her addiction had on her. She tried to quit, but couldn’t do it alone.

Former Client is “Best Mom Ever”

It’s been nearly 25 years since Nicol chose her kids over drugs. Today they are grateful their mother was there for them growing up. She’s the “best mom ever,” says daughter Mandy, who stayed with Nicol at Parisi House on the Hill when Mandy was 2 years old.

I was given a second chance at life and I was shown a new way to live. I am forever grateful.”

— JENNIFER, FORMER CLIENT

Impact

How do we measure the impact of our work? We look into the beautiful faces of the moms and kids who are now thriving thanks to the care they received at Parisi House. We continue to be inspired by the women who have overcome incredible odds to stay sober and rebuild their lives. Many have faced overwhelming challenges – including abuse, poverty, homelessness and social injustice – yet with hard work and the help of our dedicated staff, they were able to break the cycle of addiction. Here are a few of their stories.

Parisi House completely saved my life

Jennifer is looking forward to her future. She recently moved into family housing at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she is studying to be a social worker. She’s come a long way since arriving at Parisi House three years ago. Back then she had just been reunited with her 1-year-old daughter Grace and was desperately trying to stay sober after years of abusing meth.

Structure and routine helped her transition to a new sober life

When you listen to Lauren talk, it’s hard to believe there was a time when all she cared about was getting high. Today she is the Director of Corporate Establishment and Personnel at a major sign company in Oakland and has been clean for more than nine years. She credits her success to her daughter Gladys and the caring staff at Parisi House on the Hill.

Mom was finally able to break the bonds of addiction after 20 years

Christy started using drugs at age 19 after her father committed suicide, and for the next 20 years she struggled with her addiction. She managed to work at a busy accounting firm and raise her daughter – now 23 and attending college – despite her addiction. But Christy hit rock bottom in 2019 when she became pregnant with her second child and realized the hold her addiction had on her. She tried to quit, but couldn’t do it alone.