We are a Association of faithful recognized by the Church Catholic called family of hope. our work is the in various fields social, but the main is the recovery of young dependent chemicals.



For people who have found the world of drugs, the process of inner emptiness is intense and because of this, it often seems that there is no more hope. The reception at Fazenda da Esperança takes place through the freedom of the person to write a letter requesting help. The letter is a document, the first and most important step in attesting to that free will and desire for recovery.

The person who arrives at the Farm realizes that there is no gate with everything locked, that is, whoever is there is there because they want to. For those who no longer believe in anything, this is an opportunity to find a new lifestyle.

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At the farm, the family atmosphere is very important, the houses are structured to provide coexistence. Those welcomed have the experience of sitting together at the table for meals, socializing while performing various group activities, such as daily work and sports.


the first three months

In the initial process, the sheltered maintain contact with the family only through correspondence. This period lasts for three months until the first visit.

In the first three months, the Farm allows the family to participate in training moments. We seek to create a dialogue with family members, because in families there are people who suffered, were by their side, tried, but were unable to help the chemical dependent. In other words, the family environment, typical of the Farm, extends to the home of the young person or adult who is in recovery. 

Continuation of the process

After the first three months, the sheltered are familiarized with the charisma of Hope and are visited by their relatives, who usually notice the change in the person being welcomed. In this way, the family is prepared to understand that the person is fine, but it is not yet time to take them home.

The host needs to complete the one-year proposal and live each stage well so that a relapse does not happen later on.



The great differential of the Women’s Farm is to welcome pregnant women and mothers with their children. Unlike other communities and recovery clinics, Fazenda da Esperança considers it important that the mother has her children close by and does not move away during the 12-month period.

These women go through a path of accompaniment, where love transforms so many lives and the family gains even greater meaning.


The three columns of a Farm are work, spirituality and community life-coexistence. These elements characterize the method used for the recovery of those welcomed and through them the pain is transformed into love. For people who have experienced drug suffering and freedom from addictions, it is much more than recovery, it is discovering a new way of life, it is discovering God.

This structure evolved in everyday life, based on the experience of the Gospel, as a necessary activity for those welcomed.

Spirituality is the main point of the recovery tripod, it is the one that gives meaning to others. It is through spirituality that the host has the opportunity to discover a new lifestyle, putting it into practice in everyday life.  

This discovery, from the experience of the Gospel, helps to give a boost to the day to day of each recovering, and when this extends to the family, makes the return home a continuation of all learning during the 12 months. lived on the farm.


Through work, spirituality can be put into practice so that what God inspires can be experienced. In the creation account God worked for six days, carried out all the work, created and then entrusted man to continue. Thus, in the Farm, the young person, in the period of one year, has the possibility to give new meaning to this activity, and after completing 12 months, put it into practice on his return to society.  

Work must provoke communion and, above all, trust in divine providence, a sense that fills the heart and brings joy. It is possible, through work, to go further and in a concrete way to love and live the Word. The successful realization of this pillar makes the host value his/her ideals, restore his/her strength, creativity, self-esteem and this is also reflected in coexistence, a column that completes this tripod.


Before the reception, the coexistence with family and friends was shaken or did not even exist. Inside the Farm, relationships and space are structured so that, most of the time, the person has to live with others.

Meals are made in the community, the rooms are divided into groups, as well as most leisure moments. There is practically no individual work, except for those who, for example, want to read a book; and even those who retire to the chapel are to establish a relationship with God.

All this so that when conflicts arise, the people welcomed have the possibility to learn to overcome and do not seek to avoid difficult situations. It is at this moment that they can see their own flaws and know their personal limitations. And yet, supported by the experience of the Word, give the chance for new challenges and attitudes.


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