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Meet Our Staff: Keri Bushweiler, Peer Specialist

I have been with Mahala's Hope since we opened the doors to our first client. Here at Mahala's, my role as a certified peer specialist keeps me close to where I came from and allows me to show the women that life in recovery is a wonderful journey. I am a [...]

By |June 14, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Our Staff: Keri Bushweiler, Peer Specialist

Stable Thoughts: a thank you to Morning Star.

Giving a voice to the Mahala’s Hope herd is the foundation of our Experiential Learning programs. When we listen to the subtle body language, actions, and vocalizations, we are able to translate that unbiased feedback into opportunity. Opportunity for clients to become more aware of their interactions with others. To empower [...]

By |June 11, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stable Thoughts: a thank you to Morning Star.

A Word From the Director Spring/Summer 2021

As I sit in my office looking out the window at my corner of the world, I feel so grateful. How many people get to have an office where you look out and watch the trees budding out, hear all the song birds, and see turkey and deer grazing in the [...]

By |June 7, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Word From the Director Spring/Summer 2021

Stable Thoughts Fall/Winter 2020

Due to COVID and no fundraiser, we have had to look at other ways to fund components of our programming. We had several individuals/couples step up to sponsor a horse for a year. Dr. William and Karen Shaw have been very supportive of our equine program and we are deeply grateful [...]

By |April 24, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stable Thoughts Fall/Winter 2020

How One Determined Woman is Living Beyond Just Sobriety and Survival

Determined to break the family cycle of trauma, abuse, and addiction, I found myself living in a beautiful space beyond just sobriety and survival. My eight year journey into sobriety and more has led me to thrive, to experience true peace, joy, and happiness, and propelled me into a life full [...]

By |April 10, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on How One Determined Woman is Living Beyond Just Sobriety and Survival

Mahala’s Hope Gave Our Daughter Hope

How Mahala's Hope gave their daughter the healing environment she needed, written by parents of a past resident. Our 28-year-old daughter struggled with alcohol abuse since attending college. Her life was drastically declining due to her alcohol abuse and she could not make the hard decision to go into a rehab [...]

By |March 24, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mahala’s Hope Gave Our Daughter Hope

Volunteer Spotlight: Teri Post

After having worked in some capacity since the age of 18, I happily retired in 2014. The last thing I wanted to do was find another job, even a part time one, or be tied to a schedule. So becoming a volunteer driver for Mahala’s Hope was a good fit for [...]

By |February 22, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Teri Post

Artist Corner: Fall/Winter 2020

"As a volunteer artist working with the residents of Mahala’s Hope, I have been impressed with their strength in working on their recovery, striving to make a better life for themselves and their families. Recently, they created ceramic sculptures, shaping and molding the clay into figures that represented their concept of [...]

By |January 24, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Artist Corner: Fall/Winter 2020

Meet Our Staff: Ariana Blaylock, Equine Specialist

Dueled with a hunger for the outdoors from my father and a robust sense of nurture from my mother – I found my place with horses as a child and let it carry me away. I was blessed to take lessons on all sorts of wonderful horses, and when I was [...]

By |December 20, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Our Staff: Ariana Blaylock, Equine Specialist

A Word From the Director Fall/Winter 2020

2020 has been a year! It has been filled with disconnect, confusion, and added anxiety for many due to COVID and the division in our country. We know the rate of relapse and overdoses have increased due to the isolation among those who struggle with substance use. We have been unable [...]

By |November 24, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Word From the Director Fall/Winter 2020

September is National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month! This year’s theme is Celebrating Connections. Connections is what recovery is all about. Mahala’s Hope provides a safe and supportive environment for women in early recovery to begin making those connections that are so necessary for long-term recovery. We also promote healthy connections with family and [...]

By |September 21, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on September is National Recovery Month!

Counselor Aide

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team making a difference in the lives of women in recovery?  Mahala’s Hope, a working horse farm with a recovery residence for women, that assists them in maintaining long term recovery from substance use disorder, has a Counselor Aide position open that offers this [...]

By |July 7, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Counselor Aide
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