Welcome to The Men’s Home
A s stated in its charter, the purpose of The Men’s Home is “to provide a home-like environment for alcoholics who are sincere in wanting to recover from alcoholism: to provide food, bed, information, fellowship and the sharing of spiritual values which are a part of that recovery; to expose the alcoholic to other recovering alcoholics so that, together, they can regain self respect, confidence, and a useful place in the community; and to help attain sobriety through the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.”
For the newly recovering man, The Home provides an alternative residence and family environment. It encourages new patterns of social relationships and supports the healing process of alcoholism recovery.
With a singular focus on providing a living environment to help men in early recovery transition to full, healthy, and functional lives, The Men’s Home is not a boarding house or a treatment center. It is not formally affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, although it is supported by many members and groups of the Washington-area AA community through financial and other contributions, resident sponsorship, and fellowship.
The Men’s Home has served recovering men for over 60 years with the sole support of private contributions, which are tax deductible.
Our Holiday Party is coming up December 1st
O nce again we thank you for this past year
Twice each year, we host a dinner and Speakers’ meeting to celebrate and say thank you to friends of the Home. We do the first in May and another in December.
We have the event catered and some items made by residents and some potluck courtesy of our friends. We eat and visit from 6:30 to about 8:00 p.m. and then set up for a meeting where we feature speakers from other parts of the country.
Although dinner is free, the event is a fundraiser for us. Your donations are of course appreciated but also crucial in allowing us to continue our mission. Because of your assistance we can continue to provide men in early recovery with the opportunity to live in a sober environment and prepare for a happy life on their own. Now in our sixty-sixth year, we are grateful for the opportunity to give back what was so freely given us.
We hope to see you for an evening of food and fellowship to benefit The Men’s Home. This year we’ll feast on some BBQ from Sweet Fire Donna’s (and potluck) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., then enjoy a special Speakers’ meeting from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring Amy D. all the way from Louisville, Kentucky! We hope to see you Saturday, December 1st here at The Men’s Home.
Men’s Home Golf Classic a Success
T hank you for your support
Once again, The Men’s Home hosted our annual Men’s Home Golf Classic tournament on Monday, September 17th, 2018.
Despite the threat and eventual delivery of rain courtesy of Hurricane Florence, seventy golfers came out to enjoy the course at Laurel Hill. Thanks to them and to many of you who sponsored and donated to our auction, we enjoyed a record year.
Your support allows us to continue our mission of helping men who have made the decision to build a new way of life. Doing this without alcohol or drugs is difficult for the newcomer. We provide a temporary home where they can build a solid foundation for years to come. We do this privately and without government funding. This means that your donations are crucial. We appreciate your support and hope that you accept our thanks, this and every year.
The April Men’s Home newsletter is online
I f you’re not a subscriber, read it here
We publish a quarterly newsletter to keep our friends up to date on how things are going at The Home. It comes out in print and digital formats and we invite you to subscribe. Please have a look, the new April edition can be found by clicking here:
New Parking Restrictions
B eginning on Monday, April 2nd
Anyone parking on our block (400 block, Hume Ave.) will need a permit to park more than two hours during the week.
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, a permit will be required or you will get a ticket. Saturdays and Sundays are exempted. For more information:
Thank you all for your continued support.
Because of you, the Home works.