Hogar Crea wants OK to treat addicts again

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Hogar Crea, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation group that saw a battle over its local leadership spawn public protests and a court fight last year, is seeking to regain its license to formally treat addicts, officials said this week.
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Crystalpr73

Williamstown, NJ

#46 May 25, 2009
rogdbach wrote:
And to think all I thought Hogar Crea was were a bunch of Puerto Rican's selling Garbage bags door to door and making yummy sish-kabobs at the Musikfest.
Not everyone in Hogar Crea is Puerto Rican ok that's first second lets think for a min ok because either one way or another in one point in our life we have being co-dependent of something money, drugs, alcohol, woman, mens, sex so let not judge so much and start realizing and helping more at the end the best recognition GOD will gave that to us ok

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#47 May 31, 2009
Crystalpr73 wrote:
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Not everyone in Hogar Crea is Puerto Rican ok that's first second lets think for a min ok because either one way or another in one point in our life we have being co-dependent of something money, drugs, alcohol, woman, mens, sex so let not judge so much and start realizing and helping more at the end the best recognition GOD will gave that to us ok
The non-latino members of Hogar Cera are ghetto wigger wannbees.

“"JUST LOOKING FOR SANITY"”

Since: Jun 07

Allentown

#48 May 31, 2009
I thought Hogar was a comic strip.

Since: Apr 08

Easton, PA

#49 May 31, 2009
Lost me on this whole arguement. Are you angry because they are seeking help for a drug problem or would you rather they not seek the help and continue to do drugs? Hmmm, I think anywhere, any help is available, take it. As for selling door to door, I don't find them any more or less offensive than political candidates hawking my vote, or the religious fanatics preaching to me or any other number of sundry calls.
aginghipster wrote:
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The non-latino members of Hogar Cera are ghetto wigger wannbees.
The White Princess

Palmerton, PA

#50 May 31, 2009
aginghipster wrote:
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The non-latino members of Hogar Cera are ghetto wigger wannbees.
You did not lose me aginghipster.
What ashame, needs reprograming.
True Believer

Lakeland, FL

#51 Mar 14, 2010
Man. I'm glad people didn't share that mentality when I going through my drama. I've never been a drug addict, but I can say this. That's not fair. What if people just told you to give up and kill yourslef when you were at your lowest. Wasn't it at that point when you wanted someone to reach out to you? Help you make it all better? Push you forward? I will be going to their Orlando site to help them out. These people need someone to believe in them and not tear them down. Tell them that it's all over now. True, they've failed at making good decisions at times. But we all have. Their human. And neither them, nor we are failures. And we should never treat each other as such. You need to evaluate your life and really think. When you were down, who really helped you get through it? The people who condemned with words of hate such as what you've spread? Or was it the people who may have been stern with you, but loved on you and still encouraged you. Showed you that there was a better way than the path you were on? Huh? You don't have to reply. Just think about that and carry it with you throughout your life. The next time you're at your lowest, think. Would you really want someone to tell you what you just told these people in need. God bless you and have a nice day!:)
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#52 Mar 14, 2010
If Hogar Crea is helping people let them be. If they are willfully breaking the law, that's a different story. People who appear to be targeting Hogar because of it's Hispanic ties, should have no say.
MILLY ROMERO

Ocoee, FL

#53 Jul 21, 2011
No se mucho de este programa,pero me gustaria saber cual es el problema de corte q tienen.
recovey

Allentown, PA

#54 Oct 4, 2011
the reality of the problem is that the majority of people addicted to Drug, and or Alcohol are white Caucasian individuals. this is not about race it is about saving lives and giving someone with this deadly desease a chance to change in the society they live in. Question: you have a man or women who suffers from some mental illness and he goes out to the street to try to raise money for his treatment would you tell him to go back to his country and degrade him. ignorance does breed fear and fear breeds hate. you can send them to a rehab and that would only last until he is ready to use again put him in a place with other recovering individuals and he will learn to stay clean. this might just save him or her. By the way Hogar Crea has help hispanics, Blacks, whites, Asians and they will continue to that without looking at the color or the race of a person.
East Texas Resident wrote:
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If any of my family were to ever need drug rehab, I would go to a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL, not a bunch of other addicts who have so much infighting in their group that they can barely function. And sure, they'll take all of the state grants they can get. That's how you do it... come here from Puerto Rico and take money for free.
And if you're telling me that I'm racist... why is it that whenever I have Hogar Crea show up in my neighborhood, they're all hispanic? I have yet to see or even just hear of a white person who was helped to "recover" from Hogar Crea.
Sally

Lake Worth, FL

#55 Feb 12, 2012
You know I know first hand that this organization is good and has helped people with their amazing flan and cheesecake.i dnt understand your cruelty and hostility.Thank God for this organization,and even though there are ignorant people such as yourself they are still able to continue helping.
Sally

Lake Worth, FL

#56 Feb 12, 2012
This is great organization so sad people are so uneducated racist and cruel with no common sense.
Sally

Lake Worth, FL

#57 Feb 12, 2012
recovey wrote:
the reality of the problem is that the majority of people addicted to Drug, and or Alcohol are white Caucasian individuals. this is not about race it is about saving lives and giving someone with this deadly desease a chance to change in the society they live in. Question: you have a man or women who suffers from some mental illness and he goes out to the street to try to raise money for his treatment would you tell him to go back to his country and degrade him. ignorance does breed fear and fear breeds hate. you can send them to a rehab and that would only last until he is ready to use again put him in a place with other recovering individuals and he will learn to stay clean. this might just save him or her. By the way Hogar Crea has help hispanics, Blacks, whites, Asians and they will continue to that without looking at the color or the race of a person. <quoted text>
silly sad racist man hope you can place your anger in your uneducated self and go pray to your hitler God
A-Town Observer

Mertztown, PA

#58 Feb 13, 2012
Good job Hogar Crea, for putting your "clients" on the block selling cheesecakes and flan. Harassing people to buy your products. Don't you think that is reminding them of when they sold drugs on the corner? I don't know much about the treatment of addiction, but I do know you have to change people places and things. And selling anything where you put your clients is a "trigger" and to not realize or care about that is the typical puerto rican way. Enough said.
jennifer

United States

#59 Jan 1, 2013
In response to a lot of these ignorant comments...I am in fact the sister of someone who spent 120 days at Hogar Crea in Freemansburg. Myself AND my family also spent a lot of time there visiting and taking part in activities on and off premise.
My brother was a heroin addict headed no where but to a pine box. He wouldnt have lived another 3 months without Hogar. He had been to numerous other high dollar fancy rehabs and detox centers. They all only kept him for 30 days (that's all insurance companies pay for). For the vast number of addicts, 30 days in rehab is just enough time to rest up and head back out into the same lifestyle. Anyone with any intellect regarding addiction knows this. So he would spend 30 days in rehab and head back home to start the cycle all over again.
With my family at our absolute wits end...my mother found Hogar. Predominately Spanish speaking, it was a bit of a challenge getting things rolling because of the language barrier but once it was rolling it was an absolute
blessing. Things at Hogar may not be on the 100% up and up. I know that now and knew that then. But they saved my brothers LIFE. They fed him, sheltered him, and laid the foundation for him to be sober for over a year now. At NO COST to us.They aren't hurting anyone...and I promise they are much less corrupt than your federal
government. Stop talking crap about something you will hopefully NEVER have to actually understand.
jennifer

Toledo, OH

#60 Jan 2, 2013
East Texas Resident wrote:
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If any of my family were to ever need drug rehab, I would go to a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL, not a bunch of other addicts who have so much infighting in their group that they can barely function. And sure, they'll take all of the state grants they can get. That's how you do it... come here from Puerto Rico and take money for free.
And if you're telling me that I'm racist... why is it that whenever I have Hogar Crea show up in my neighborhood, they're all hispanic? I have yet to see or even just hear of a white person who was helped to "recover" from Hogar Crea.


You're an ignorant jackass. My 100% CAUCASION brother graduated from Hogar after a 90 day stay with them, After he had been through 2 of the best rehabs with "Certified professionals" that decided 30 days was long enough to kick a 3 year heroin addiction. So, when a loved one of yours needs rehab, youve tried everything and spent $50k to get them well and they STILL arent, give hogar a call. Their program actually works.Dont talk about things you can't even begin to understand. If you don't want cheesecake just say no thanks...like you do to the convicts serving out community service collecting money at Christmas on EVERY CORNER for the Salvation Army. Maybe youve made a dumb ass comment on the Salvation Army site too...since collecting funds to help others is so annoying to you.

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