Stories of Addiction
Fr. Francis Pizzarelli
In 1980, Father Francis Pizzarellii, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW , Executive Director-Founder, CEO of Hope House Ministries, founded Hope House with the goal of aiding young runaways who had experienced crises at home. Over the years, he realized the need to expand its mission to include helping rehabilitate youth who were suffering from addiction. In order for long-term recovery to be successful, he stresses the importance of treating the whole person and not just the substance abuse. Father Frank is an adjunct professor of Sociology at Suffolk County Community College's Ammerman campus. If you or someone you love needs help, contact The Kolbe Center, at Hope House Ministries, 631-473-0025, or Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (LICADD), at 516-747-2606.