Volunteer Spotlight: Sonia Fuestel

I grew up in Sheboygan, a tomboy, just shy of five feet. I felt I had a lot to prove and alcohol was my friend. On my 38th birthday in 2002, I took my last drink. My experiences, coupled with the background of my daughter’s birthmother (trauma, drugs, addiction,) and now [...]

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Meet Our Staff: Galina Sorvacheva

Galina is our counselor aide who has been with us for almost five years. She moved to the US from Russia 16 years ago and decided to pursue a social work education. She received her BSW at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is very passionate about helping vulnerable populations. She [...]

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Client Quotes: Words From Carol

"My name is Carol. I went into my first treatment center when I was 24 years old. I am now 66 years old. I can’t even begin to count how many treatment centers I have gone to in the last 40 years. None of those programs were ever successful for me. [...]

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Artist Corner: Window Bling

The residents added some colorful twinkle to their windows recently by transforming stained glass, wire, and beads into festive hangings. Each creation was a delight and elegantly unique. Special thanks to artist Beth Campshure for her generous donation of the glass.

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A Word From Our Director: Winter/Spring 2022

A new year is a time of transition on many levels. Winter is a time of reflection for me personally and professionally. Where life tends to slow down a bit and the snow quiets the world, at least in the country. It is also the month of my birth, which is [...]

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Leave No Stone Unturned

Written by a talented current resident. I have been struggling with a substance use disorder for a decade now, constantly striving for a sober, well-rounded, and healthy life. While reaching for the person I knew I could be, I continuously got caught up in grief, frustration - or even a plain [...]

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Mahala’s Hope Brought My Grandma Back

Written by the grandson of a recent client. My grandmother had recently been struggling with depression and drinking. She was in the hospital a couple times to detox, and we where worried sick about her. We worried that she might not get better, permanently damaging something, or worse. My whole family [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce

I have been with Mahala’s Hope from the beginning ... even before it was Mahala’s Hope. I came because of my love of horses, wanting to be of service, and wanting to support my sister in her work. I’m retired so I can do what I love! I have seen participants [...]

By |June 28, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce

Artist Corner: Spring/Summer 2021

What could be more appropriate in spring than garden “bling”? Recently, the residents pooled their talents and created a brightly-colored totem to grace the new addition’s garden. They got their hands in the dirt (actually clay) and crafted various ceramic shapes ... even a peace symbol! Color selection added another dimension. [...]

By |June 21, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Artist Corner: Spring/Summer 2021
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