Home of New Vision is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides gender-specific programs and specialized services to empower, protect, encourage, and enrich the lives of men, women, their families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction. We are committed to promoting change and awareness, and reducing stigma and shame, by providing a better understanding of recovery. Our philosophy is that substance use disorders are treatable, chronic diseases whose progression can be interrupted at any point. We believe that substance abuse education, treatment, and support are effective ways to intervene in the progression and development of chemical dependency, and to allow for sustained, long-term recovery. At Home of New Vision, we believe in using the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) approach coupled with relational and empowerment models in our therapeutic services for drug and alcohol addiction. These models acknowledge that community and peer connections are fundamental to the growth, recovery, and healing of chemically dependent individuals. At Home of New Vision, we encourage the development of mutually supportive and empathetic bonds with others and the community system. We have found that this assists in developing a healthier definition of self, autonomy, and competency. Here, we recognize that chemically dependent individuals are not only faced with the difficulties of recovering from addiction, but also must often contend with systemic biases and oppression related to gender, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and marital and parental status.