The Reminiscences of Nancy Hoving

The Transcript

But you were—what this was all about was them all working together in this therapeutic environment to help themselves learn new living skills to be able to join the mainstream society. And that was what was attractive to me. I’m sure that’s really why I got into it. I’m not sure if I would today as much, because now that it’s becoming a more medicalized thing, I have less identification with the people who are in the program.
— Nancy Hoving

Biography: Nancy Hoving is a philanthropist, socialite and public service worker during the John V. Lindsay mayoral administration of New York City. She is the wife of the late Tom Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Keywords: Phoenix House; New York City; Efrén Ramirez; Tom Hoving; John V. Lindsay; Addiction Services Agency; New York State; The Cloisters; Richard Davison; Howard Meitiner; advocacy; board; outreach; planning; self-help; therapeutic community; Conrad Levenson; David Deitch; policy; stigma; expansion; California