New Hope Manor is a residential substance abuse treatment program for women which was established in 1970 by Daniel Egan, SA, at Graymoor, the main Friary of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in Garrison, NY. From 1976 to 2016, ten Dominican Sisters of Sparkill were part of the staff for varying lengths of time, one of whom worked there for the entire 40 years. In addition, 23 Sisters and 2 Associates contributed volunteer help, and 5 Sisters served on the Board of Directors. Their ministry was responsible for many of the women gaining confidence in their capacity for learning, helping them achieve high school and college degrees. Education is one part of the focus of treatment, which is centered on building self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence. The goal is to help the women lead healthy, productive lives, and many of them pursue careers in service professions. In1982, New Hope Manor relocated to Barryville, NY, where it continues to provide hope for those struggling with addiction.
1976 – New Hope Manor