Mahala’s Hope staff and volunteers recently welcomed community members to celebrate the opening of their new recovery residence in Eden. The open house included tours of the recovery residence and viewing of the horse stables where workshops take place. Raffle drawings, including a horse experience on the ranch and a two-night stay at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, were part of the fun, and food was available from Eden Catering and Johnsonville Sausage. Many attendees showed their support through monetary donations along with purchases of specific wish list items needed for the residence and stables. Major donors Ralph & Shelly Stayer and Edward Wroble, who have helped bring this vision to reality were also in attendance. The recovery residence officially opens its doors for clients on October 17. The recovery residence is open to women over the age of 18 who have successfully completed primary treatment, with the average length of stay being 90 days. Mahala’s Hope supports women in transforming their lives through nature-based healing programs of recovery. They are proud to offer trauma-informed services in which every individual is met with understanding, respect and responsiveness regardless of their situation or circumstance. While in treatment, women participate in learning healthy nutrition, structured physical activity, and effective coping skills which will enhance their long term recovery. The residence is nestled on a beautiful quiet ranch setting where activities include organic gardening, raising chickens, and working with horses. Groups, individual sessions, art therapy, meditation, and equine experiential learning provided in this nurturing environment supports immediate change in ones thought patterns and perspectives. While staying at the ranch, women are also encouraged to be involved in the community through employment and volunteering opportunities. Women will gain increased mind, body , spiritual and emotional awareness. For more information on Mahala’s Hope at Reilly’s Ranch of Recovery, go to: www.mahalashope.com. To donate items still needed for the residence and stable, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-904-6445.