In 2018, Transitions, a program of the Women's Bureau, and Hope House, a program of YWCA, came together to form Hope & Harriet. 

Historically, these programs have helped women rebuild their identities and reunify with their families and children since 1976. Continuing this powerful legacy, Hope & Harriet upholds a high level of recovery support for women in the pursuit of self-sufficiency and whole person empowerment.  

About Hope & Harriet:

Hope & Harriet is an intensive residential treatment program in a sub-acute medical facility for women 18 years and older that specializes in the pursuit of recovery from chemical dependency. Certified by the Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction, the Indiana Association of Recovery Residences (Level IV) and the Commission for Accreditation of Residential Facilities (CARF), Hope & Harriet provides a high-level of support and structured wrap-around services for its residents. Using an individualized approach, each resident is provided a team of addiction professionals to partner with during her journey to recovery. 

Hope & Harriet accepts residents from all Indiana counties, is a contracted service provider with the Indiana Department of Child Services and is an approved Recovery Works provider.

Click here to download our brochure with more information on Hope & Harriet.

Client Criteria:

In order to enter the Hope & Harriet program, you must fulfill the following application requirements:

  • Female, 18 years of age or older with an identifiable drug / alcohol dependency
  • Must agree to abide by all rules and regulations of Hope & Harriet
  • Must agree to provide a nonrefundable enrollment deposit upon admission (if self-referred)

We offer priority bed placement to clients who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Pregnant 
  • IV drug users
  • Homeless living status
  • Have rights to their dependent children
Services Provided:

Through a holistic approach that addresses mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, the following services are available:

  • One-on-one case management 
  • Skills groups
  • Parental coaching
  • Personalized counseling services with a licensed mental health counselor (LMHCA)
  • Daily meditation & mindfulness
  • Yoga & Exercise
  • Nutritional coaching
  • Music therapy
Program Details:

Our clients stay with us for an average of 6-9 months, working through a tiered recovery program with the end goal of achieving self-sufficiency and reunifying with their children, family and friends. Upon arrival, clients are assigned a Case Manager & Counselor who work with them to create an action plan and set goals. As clients complete curriculum and meet plan criteria, they advance through program levels until they achieve successful graduation.


For more information on Hope & Harriet, please contact Ariel Appel, Intake & Outreach Coordinator, at, or 260-424-4908 ext. 109. or fill out Admission Application: View and Download

Completed applications can be mailed to 5920 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816 or scanned and emailed to

This program is partially supported by grants from The Lutheran Foundation and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.