House of Hope collecting blankets, coats for homeless

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SAFFORD — The House of Hope Sober Living Facility and Recovery Angels are doing something to help the homeless this holiday season.

The two groups are collecting coats, blankets and other cold-weather apparel to hand out to the homeless on Christmas Eve.

“It not (just) to help people, it’s showing them to get out in the community (and) show them what recovery looks like, show them what sobriety looks like. You know, people can change,” said Jason Baca, manager of the House of Hope.

Donated items can be dropped off at the House of Hope, 608 W. 1st St. in Safford, now through Dec. 23. Or call 928-322-9848 to arrange a donation.

Recovery Angels a group of volunteers who help individuals who have recently overdosed or are struggling with an addiction. The volunteers are dispatched to meet with the individual to create a plan that can help the addict toward detox, rehabilitation or local community resources.

The House of Hope is a 17-bed sober living facility designed to help those coming out of rehab for substance abuse transition to a life of sobriety.