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Jan
13

This, too, shall pass

I love the way the sun sparkles when it hits the snow on sunny winter days like today. But sometimes I just need to imagine how it feels to sit by the water on a sunny summer day and remind myself that "this, too, shall pass".This is an attitude that works during times of stress, frustration, and... read more
Dec
17

9 Tips for Managing the Holidays in Recovery

 9 Tips for Managing the Holidays in Recovery 1)      Have a PLANDiscuss your plan with a sponsor or sober support.  This is not the time to be flying solo. Take phone numbers, meeting schedules, and program materials with you wherever you go so it is easy to... read more
Dec
15
Dec
10

"On the Beam" or "Off the Beam"?

 How do you know if you are making progress in sobriety?Try this test:Ask yourself, “Am I On the Beam or Off the Beam?”Many years ago I volunteered at my local 12 Step Intergroup in Dallas, Texas where people came for recovery literature and called the hotline for referral to meetings in the... read more
Dec
02
Oct
31
Oct
10

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Our Hope is hosting a fundraiser featuring Tonya Meeks’ one-woman play. Do not miss this performance that is full of love, truth, and humor. www.wealthytheatre.org/ourhope          
Oct
06

PSA about Our Hope with Margaret Rose

Watch the video public service announcement by Board President Margaret Rose about Our Hope and the upcoming fundraiserFlying Standby by visiting http://vimeo.com/107499370
Oct
01

West Michigan Quilts On the Grand Event to benefit Our Hope

Our Hope is one of three non-profits to benefit from the proceeds at the West Michigan Quilter's Guild Quilts On The Grand event at the DeltaPlex October 3-5. Thank you to our very special "quilt ladies" Mary Jo Bultman and Jan Windsor for helping to make this happen. Hope to see you there. ... read more
Sep
17

Hope has found serenity here at Our Hope.

 Over two years ago Our Hope was adopted by this beautiful cat.  She comes by to say hello almost daily.  Residents love giving her food and petting her. Sometimes she climbs up in someone’s lap and purrs.  It can be very helpful to have an animal around to love on while in... read more
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