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Home, Hope, & Hot Meals with Eva’s Village

October 26, 2022 | by Patricia M. Barbarito

When you take someone’s hand, you never let it go until they can stand on their own two feet.”
Monseigneur Puma, founder, Eva’s Village

Nothing demoralizes a person or destroys their relationship to self, family or friends quite like addiction. But, as featured guests Joey Mazza and Angelica Alicea tell host Pat Barbarito, there is always hope for the addict committed to recovery. It just might take a village to help them find their way.

Joey and Angelica offer a raw, authentic look at their road to Eva’s Village – the organization instrumental in helping them rediscover their self-worth, community connection, and sense of hope for the future.


NOTE: This episode does include references to substance abuse and suicide and is intended for mature audiences only.

Eva’s Village is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing care and support to those struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction in Paterson, New Jersey. Click here to learn how you can become part of the Eva’s Village family!

About Heartbreak & Hope

Heartbreak and Hope PodcastCo-managing partner and divorce lawyer Pat Barbarito thought she knew all about complex relationships and the laws that govern them – until her own marriage of 17 years ended and she determined to get to the heart of love, marriage, and human connection. Her journey spanned the entire scope of relationships – from the science of attraction to the financial impact of separation, to old myths that society still touts as true to new laws that outline how to navigate both uniting and uncoupling.

Heartbreak & Hope with Pat Barbarito offers insights, anecdotes, and guidance from a variety of experts and includes her own perspective on how best to thrive through any stage of relationship building.



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