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Aug
18

First Annual Alumnae and Friends Association Picnic

Sometimes we need to take a break from working on ourselves and our sobriety to relax and enjoy life.  On August 10th staff, residents, alumnae and friends of Our Hope gathered at Johnson Park to share some food and fun together.  About 100 people attended, many of whom signed up to be... read more
Jul
19

Our Hope is a Sacred Place

 “To me Our Hope is a sacred place.”  S.B.“I was in so much trouble with my drinking I couldn’t keep it up and I knew it.  I had lost a marriage and my job and still I couldn’t string more than a few days together without alcohol.  The withdrawl was terrible, I had such anxiety... read more
Jun
09

Our Hope Alumnae and Friends Picnic

Join us on Sunday, August 10th from noon to 4pm for a fun-filled afternoon at Johnson Park in Grandville. Share a meal, play some games and learn about our exciting new plans for Our Hope. $5 donation requested.
May
05

The truth about feelings

When we encounter a situation in life that evokes strong feelings like anxiety, anger, fear, frustration, or sadness it is helpful to remember feelings are not facts.  This allows one to take a deep breath and take a step back so that you can look at the facts before taking any action. ... read more
Apr
30

Help Us Welcome Our Newest Staff Members!

Please join us in welcoming Marcella Scott who serves Our Hope as Advancement Director, as well as Psychologist Janette Curtis and Residential Services Specialist/Recovery Coach Angela Inge.  We are thrilled to have the valuable experience each brings to Our Hope.  Read more about each on... read more
Mar
25

The 5-Minute Alcoholism and Addiction Screener That Could Save Your Life

Have you ever thought to yourself after your third or fourth glass of wine, ‘Am I an alcoholic???’  Maybe you’ve been adding an extra pill or two to the prescription your doctor gave you for pain and thought, ‘I hope I’m not becoming addicted???’  These are pretty scary thoughts for... read more
Feb
19

Our Hope Board Member is a "Face of Recovery" on BreakingTheCycles.com

Lisa Frederiksen's widely read website and blog, BreakingTheCycles.com, features Our Hope Board member Maggie Ellwood as its latest "Face of Recovery."  You can read the post on BreakingTheCycles.com by clicking here or look over the entire "Faces of Recovery" series by clicking... read more
Feb
04

The Gift of a Clinical Internship at Our Hope

My name is Breeyn Maxwell and I am a Master's candidate studying Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.  As part of my degree, I am required to complete a Clinical internship at a site of my choosing.Why I chose Our HopeOne of my professors mentioned Our Hope as a possibility... read more
Jan
23

Presenting an even more dignified place to do the difficult work of recovery

It is with much gratitude that we unveil Our Hope's newly remodeled, beautifully serene Living and Dining Rooms, providing even more dignified spaces for the women we serve and their families to gather, relax and reflect on their own transformations.  Board member and Properties Committee... read more
Jan
17

When a woman a you care about enters alcoholism/addiction treatment

By Heather Wiszczur, LLMSW, CAADC, ADS*When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, he or she often becomes the primary focus of attention in their family and social network.  However, substance abuse affects everyone in the addicted person's life,  remaining true when someone... read more
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