Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration

A Message from our Founder

My name is Steve Killelea. My motivation for creating Friends of the Manor is personal. My son, John, was afflicted with the disease of addiction and spent 10 long years in and out of various rehabilitation facilities and halfway houses. During this very difficult time, it became apparent to me that there was an obvious void in the recovery process. Although many programs did an excellent job of managing issues important in early recovery, there were a lack of resources to support young men in long-term recovery. Adequate time and a structured environment are necessary elements to achieve measurable and long lasting results. In addition, attention to vocational, educational and life skills are essential to the recovery process. The rate of recidivism in the United States is well over 90%. Something needed to be done to turn that number around. Motivated by my son’s journey, I have established Friends of the Manor. Friends of the Manor exists to directly support young men in their long journey to live substance free. Additionally, we support like-minded organizations: those that are willing to equip young men with the skills to live a productive, healthy and substance free life through clinical services, hard work, exercise, proper diet and spiritual support.
steve killelea manor of hope founder