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Monthly Family Program at Destination Hope

Destination Hope kicked off our Monthly Family Program weekend on July 11-12, 2021. It was an amazing weekend of healing and connection for our families and clients. At Destination Hope we believe in rebuilding bridges as addiction and unaddressed mental health issues wreak havoc within the family system.

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Testimonials from Families at Our Family Program Events

Kayla – Supporter

View Kayla’s Testimonial Here

Shirley – Family Member

“An overwhelming but worthwhile experience.”

Aimee – Family Member

“Lystra you are a blessing to us all. Thank you for a powerful experience in a safe and loving environment. I’m so grateful.”

Tesla – Client

“Thank you for helping me connect with my mom and for the healing process you helped start.”

Alex – Client

“Ms. Lystra was excellent. The whole weekend taught us something different. It opened a new line of communication with my mom I hope will start a new relationship.”

Linda – Family Member

“I can’t say enough about how this is the best program I’ve attended in 12 years. Since the addiction started, I now realize what needs to be done to get my family whole and healing again.

Shantel – Family Member

“Ms. Lystra is amazing! Somehow, someway she connects with everyone on a more personal level. I am very appreciative of her!”

Lorenzo – Client

“Just want to thank Ms. Lystra for everything.”

Michael – Client

“I’ve never experienced a program such as this. Nor have I taken anything this serious to the point of tears. I love this place and especially Ms. Lystra”.

David – Michael’s Dad

“This has been one of the most life changing events or opportunities in my life. The care, passion, knowledge and client/family focus is incredible. Thank you”! 

Tangela – Michael’s Mom

“Great weekend! Greatly appreciate the “keys” learned to help me and my family do the work”!  

Croix – Zach’s wife

“So much healing has happened today and I appreciate being pulled out of my comfort zone. Very positive days, lots of fun and heartfelt moments. Feel much better as a family unit very excited to use what we have learned when Zach comes home”.

Alexis – Zach’s mom

Lystra is amazing! Her knowledge, compassion and love for what she does shines”!

Zach – Client

“Very efficient today dig deep and well facilitated very grateful to have the opportunity”.

Lori – Andrew’s Mother

“Enjoyed the two so much! They one was intense and exhausting but necessary”.

Buzz – Andrew’s dad

“I learned about addiction and codependency”.

Andrew – Client

“Great weekend”!

Kaylie – Kennith’s wife

“This program is very wonderful. I am so happy my husband found Destination Hope to help himself as well as myself work through addiction and work as a team to fully understand each other”.


View Kennith’s Testimonial Here

Erin – Family Member

“The program is very effective and provides a framework for all family members to continue to work on themselves to support their loved ones in recovery”.

Lannie – Family Member

“Despite knowing the importance of open and honest communication in a healthy family, the program allowed/forced breakthroughs in 2 days we couldn’t do ourselves in 10 years. Thank You”.

Waleska – Family Member

“What a great program it is! It not only helps the clients but also the family members. I learned a lot about myself and my family”.

Kayla – Family Member

“Absolutely amazing! Words cannot even describe how wonderful this experience has been”.

George – Family Member

“Great weekend! This process was well overdue for me”.

Jordan – Client

“I learned there is loved to be found in every circumstance. I am loved”.

Sam – Client

“Connected with my mom”.

Oscar – Client 

“My family can heal by communicating more effectively. I love the community and environment Lystra creates during these weekends”.

Our Most Recent Family Program Weekend Events

Our family weekend creates the space for families and their loved ones to begin rebuilding the bridges of communication, connection, and respect. The program is hosted every second Sunday and Monday of each month by our licensed marriage and family therapist. Families are educated on the neuroscience of addiction by our in-house board certified addictionologist and engage in a series of interactive programs designed to increase engagement among family members. Our families consistently used uplifting words such as healing, informative, enlightening, closer and supportive after participating in this first weekend.


If your family member is undergoing treatment, you can attend our family program. You will then consult with your loved one’s primary therapist about your role. You must be over the age of 18 to attend.

The main goal of our family program is to allow families to come together in a constructive space to build trust and become more informed – both about addiction / mental health and each other. The conversation at our family weekend is integral to the healing process.


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