Mending Hearts Efforts to Help Women Overcome Addiction
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Trina Frierson, Founding President and CEO of Mending Hearts, who shares the story of overcoming her own personal struggles with addiction and homelessness and what led her to then start the nonprofit in 2004, after realizing the need for an inclusive recovery program to serve women with similar circumstances. Mending Hearts is a recovery based therapeutic community for women. Their facility is located in West Nashville and currently offers housing and treatment to 110 women.
During the interview, Trina talks about their program and impact on the women, the transformation taking place in the community as they turn “Dope Houses” into “Houses of Hope,” how the rise in fentanyl overdoses is affecting women and how the community can support their efforts to help women.