Chandra's House of Hope

Tellurian is proud to announce their plan to provide and manage a sober living home for young women who struggle with addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder. This home will be located in the greater Madison metropolitan area. Female residents of Tellurian's Adult Residential Program will be eligible to apply for admission to this exciting facility upon successful discharge from treatment.

In addition to transitional housing, for up to four women at a time, the women will receive comprehensive outreach services in Tellurian's continuum of care. The house will be named after a former Tellurian resident, Chandra Judith Ann Hill, who tragically lost her life to a heroin addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder. Her father Dennis Hill has started a movement, in memory of his daughter, called Journey for Chandra, that is raising awareness, and affecting change addressing the ravages and destruction of addiction and mental health disorders.

Recently, Tellurian and Journey for Chandra joined forces to explore the possibility of providing sober transitional living for women like Chandra. There is a clear vision in place including a comprehensive business plan, a capital funding project, staffing details, and a vision for structured programming. Those of us who are committed to fighting the ravages of addiction and mental illness in our community know firsthand that our challenges are significant. We also believe that we must work toward creating programs that facilitate and help manage the successful return of our patients back into the community.

Chandra's House of Hope will facilitate this.Hope is a powerful word to those in need. We will take great pride knowing that we have created a safe haven for our wounded, where they will be treated with respect and dignity.

We need your help. Please consider joining us in making Chandra's House of Hope a reality. Through your generosity, we can truly change the landscape in our community. Your tax deductible gift will help purchase a safe home for women who are transitioning from treatment back into our community. This can be a life changing reality for women like Chandra. Please join us in this fight.

To make a tax deductible donation online, please click the "Sunflower" donation button.

Prefer to donate by sending a check? Please make checks payable to Tellurian and send to:

Chandra's House of Hope
c/o Tellurian
5900 Monona Drive, Suite 300
Madison, WI  53716

Thank you!

Journey for Chandra

My Daughter, Our Story, My Mission
overcoming heroin, depression and suicide

Dennis Hill is a dedicated and dynamic speaker addressing the issues of substance abuse and mental health.

On July 29, 2011, Dennis' daughter Chandra, tragically took her own life after more than ten years of battling the ravages of a heroin addiction and an untreated mental health diagnosis.

Dennis lived through the depression of her battle and witnessed many of the injustices that she suffered while trying to get help. After several long years of agonizing grief, he is now compelled to tell his story. His message is both inspiring and a passionate call to action. He truly believes that in the absence of light, darkness prevails.