House of Metamorphosis, Inc. 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration Dinner

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Staff Writer

On December 7, 1976, a building on a hill was redesigned and reconstructed into a home, with tranquility and purpose in mind.  This home was named House of Metamorphosis (HOM), “The House”.  The House is a residential substance abuse treatment program with emphasis on mental health issues.  Our mission is to assist substance abusers in overcoming their addiction, address mental health conditions restore balance plus serenity in their life, and return them as productive citizens of the community.

HOM celebrated its 40th Anniversary on December 3, 2016 at the Chula Vista Golf Club with 150 guest.  The guest list included HOM staff and Board Members, HOM Choir, community volunteers, representatives from San Diego County Probation Department, County of San Diego Health and Human Services,  UDW, Faith Community, Law Enforcement, and Re-Entry Drug Court.  Some guest traveled as far from Oregon State to help kick off the celebration.

The program’s guest speaker was Jeffrey “JJ” Anderson, Community Program Director, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Master of Ceremony for the evening was Reverend Roland Bryant.  A moment of silence for the addicts still struggling in their addictions and for past Chairperson of HOM Board and community servants was honored.

California Legislature Assembly presented HOM a Certificate of Recognition  for being a positive resource and beacon of hope to the 79th State Assembly District also a Proclamation from County of San Diego Board of Supervisors presented by Chairman Ron Roberts office was received honoring House of Metamorphosis, Inc. for 40 years of outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to the community and their clients.

The festivities ended with staff and the Executive Director Beverly Monroe thanking everyone for their on-going support, and then the line dancing proceeded.  What a great way to celebrate 40 years of existence!

HOM operates in a supportive family environment, working cooperatively to assist persons requesting treatment.  Basic skills to survive are re-learned and in some instances, taught.  The HOM staff serves as role models and counselors encouraging and supporting the clients in their transformation.  HOM’s heartfelt aim is to help individuals addicted to alcohol and other drugs find greater strength within themselves and direct them back into the community to live healthy, happy and productive lives.   For the past 40 years, HOM has treated approximately 7,500 unduplicated clients, implementing the concept of a therapeutic community.

HOM is funded in part by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency/Alcohol and Drug Services.

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