A Place of Hope and Healing

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The Walter Hoving Home is a non-profit, spiritually-focused rehabilitation center serving women 18 years and older who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems.


The center was first opened in 1967 by John and Elsie Benton in New York and is named for the late Walter Hoving, former chairman of Tiffany & Co., who helped raise funds to purchase the first facility in Garrison, New York. The Walter Hoving Home then expanded to the West Coast in 1984 and opened a facility in Pasadena, California. The Home is located in the historic Mira Monte Hotel at 127 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena and has the capacity to provide care for 50 women.

For more than 28 years, John and Elise Benton and the staff have spent many days and nights on the streets of Los Angeles, and in prisons and jails across Southern California, reaching out to drug addicts and prostitutes. To each desperate young lady, they have extended an invitation to “come home” to a place of hope and healing. It is an invitation that has led to dramatically changed lives and hope-filled futures for hundreds of women.

The one-year residential program is geared to helping young women rebuild their broken lives in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support, discipline and love.

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Walter Hoving Home 127 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 $ (626) 405-0950 www.walterhovinghome.com