Please join us in celebrating Hope Moore, Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House! Hope’s life has been transformed by her recovery experiences and she is so excited to give back in even more ways as a part of our Community team. We are so excited to have her join the team!
1. What do you do at The Magdalen House, and what does a “typical” day look like for you?
As the Community Coordinator, I assist with updating the weekly events calendar and announcements as well as assisting with coordinating family support for family visitation with first step clients. I perform all meeting chair orientations. I also assist Maggie’s Women’s group with event planning and assist in coordinating community events. The typical day includes communicating with individuals to ensure that all meetings have proper meeting chair coverage as well as planning meeting chair orientations and assisting clients, staff, and visitor where needed.
2. What is your favorite line in the Big Book and why?
“I get everything I need in Alcoholics Anonymous—and everything I need I get. And when I get what I need, I invariably find that it was just what I wanted all the time.” Page 552, Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
This quote really sums up the recovery journey for me through Alcoholics Anonymous. For me, what I wanted was just to be able to live a “normal” life and to be happy and to help people, but what I truly needed was a relationship with God. Through recovery I was able to get a true and personal relationship with God that has shaped my entire life. I am now able to experience true joy, peace, and happiness and to be helpful to others in ways that I could have never thought possible of myself.
3. What’s something you’ve witnessed at The Magdalen House that inspires or moves you?
The outpouring of love here. From all of the volunteers that give of their time, resources, and talents, to the family members that communicate their love and support for the women of the Magdalen House. It’s truly a gift to be able to witness.
4. How has working at The Magdalen House impacted your life?
It has given my life even more purpose.
5. What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am a reality TV junkie and I enjoy documentaries. I also enjoy coloring, painting, any crafting really when I have time for it.
6. What’s something that we may not know about you?
I’m an animal lover of all kinds, I don’t know that I can think of any exceptions. And I know a lot of interesting facts about starfish.
About Hope Moore
Hope Moore was born in Denver, Colorado. As a child in a military family, she moved around some, and never really felt like she had experience with lifelong friendships. Hope mainly grew up in southern California, where she developed her love for Mexican food. Throughout her life, she always felt different which led to her desire for independence. After she established a career and began living life on her own, she found herself depending on alcohol as her closest friend. This then made her feel as though she dug a hole that she could not get out of alone.
Thanks to the support of a loving family, she moved to Texas in 2021 and tried to get her life together, however she was still struggling with her alcoholism and found herself hospitalized in 2022. Her dad found The Magdalen House and with little apprehension she decided to visit. Her life has been forever changed for the better. From struggling alone quietly dying, to finding new life in volunteering, sponsoring, and living on 10, 11, and 12. Hope is forever changed and forever grateful!