The Promises Foundation is committed to restoring hope for families by creating a safe environment for mothers and their children to grow and develop the tools they require to live meaningful and self-sufficient lives.
To provide the women of Miriam’s House with a safe, stable environment in which they can:
1. Raise their children
2. Become self-empowered, economically responsible, and productive members of society.
3. Continue their journey of recovery and rehabilitation in a conducive and supportive community of counselors and peers.
When Mom’s graduate out of Miriam’s House their journey is not finished. In order to reduce the risk of relapse we work to ensure our families stay united and continue to develop. Our goals are:
1. Housing. When mom’s leave Miriam’s House we aim to help them secure safe, affordable housing.
2. Employment. We seek to ensure that our program grads find jobs that will help them sustain their families and remain independent.
3. Education. We aim to provide our grads with the opportunity to enroll in higher education programs.
4. Life Skills. We aspire to have all grads leave our program with the necessary life skills to practice good parenting, problem-solving, and future planning.
Richard Rogg, founder of Promises Treatment Centers, established The Promises Foundation in 1999 along with his wife, Lisa. After 20 years of operating a world renowned treatment center, the Roggs wanted to contribute to the community and help those who could not afford private treatment. While the foundation’s mission remains broad, the core emphasis is on keeping families together.
After-School Family Group: 2004- 2005
The first project supported by The Promises Foundation was an after school group launched at The Accelerated School in South Los Angeles. The program trained 30 counselors and provided services to at-risk children and their parents. Each 90 minute session was a combination of skill-building exercises and group therapy tailored to specifically reduce the risk factors for substance abuse: depression, violence, and school failure. By using the family group model, 85% of participants acknowledged a positive effect in their students success and parent-child communication.
Miriam’s House: January 2, 2007
The second project sponsored by The Promises Foundation is Miriam’s House, a 15 bedroom converted convent located in Los Angeles, California. This program fills an imperative need in Los Angeles for residential facilities that serve both low-income women and their children. Staying true to the vision of Keeping Families Together, Miriam’s House is a safe haven for children escaping chaos and instability and a recovery home for mothers seeking help.
The yearlong process nurtures the individual needs of both mother and child while fostering the healing process of fractured families. It is not a temporary shelter, though we provide food, clothing and safety. Instead, it is about mothers developing the life-long skills, including parenting and occupational therapy, to lead healthy, meaningful lives free from the confines of poverty and addiction.
The Promises Foundation’s vision is to support substance abuse prevention and provide behavioral health services to low-income women and their families. We strive to create innovative programs that provide a unique approach to substance abuse amidst under-served communities.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone from the community who has stepped forward to reaffirm the significance of this disease by supporting the work of The Promises Foundation. Many of us have been affected by the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse, whether personally, professionally, or through friends and family. Those who live below the poverty line, especially women and children, are at an even greater disadvantage to overcome chemical dependency and seek recovery. The lack of resources, support, or even knowledge of where to turn for help are the reasons why 24 million Americans remain untreated each year. With your support, The Promises Foundation will strive to reverse this trend.
Lisa and Richard Rogg, Founders of The Promises Foundation and Miriam’s House
The Promises Foundation was started in 1999 as a private foundation by Richard and Lisa Rogg. Lisa and Richard founded the renowned Promises Treatment Centers. The Roggs have many years of experience in the recovery process of those with substance abuse problems. In 2007 the Roggs opened Miriam’s House to help families unable to afford private treatment recover and lead healthy, substance abuse-free lives. An expert in holistic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, Mrs. Rogg reinforces the importance of ancillary services in the recovery process. Both Lisa and Richard have been an integral part of creating the Promises Foundation, insuring that through Miriam’s House the Promises Foundation provides quality care for low-income families in need.
Miriam’s House also collaborates with other non-profit organizations to hold onsite workshops. Examples include: