Desmond Meade, former graduate of Riverside House’s Substance Abuse program, along with business partner, Frank Hernandez, created, own, and operate The Recovery House, a 3/4 transitional home for those leaving substance abuse recovery programs. Located in the Hialeah/Miami Springs area, The Recovery House home amenities include free internet and HD cable; a full set of weights; central A/C; washer and dryer; newspaper, breakfast at Denny’s, and a monthly raffle for free rent.
In addition to his work at The Recovery House, Meade has an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Miami Dade College. He then plans on enrolling in Harvard Law School. His post-graduate goal is to return to his community and enter the legal field in the public services arena. As Meade’s partner in The Recovery House, Frank Hernandez manages the day-to-day operations. Having been a police officer, firefighter, and mailman, then losing it all to substance abuse, he understands the need for second chances. Following the footstep of his father Angel Hernandez, who organized the first youth baseball league in Hialeah and has a park named after him, Frank’s main function is to help as many people as he can regain their lives and successfully reenter into society.
At Riverside House we aim to give people a second chance at life and we are proud of each one who graduates from our programs. We find that many graduates go on to accomplish goals they never dreamed they’d reach. It is always a privilege to share their stories.
If you would like more information on The Recovery House, contact Desmond Meade at (305) 244-2577 or Frank Hernandez at (786) 337-2231.
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