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Mar
16

The Need for Women-Centered Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment

The death of Betty Ford in 2011 reminded us all that alcoholism and addiction are non-discriminatory diseases, touching people of all ages, ethnicities, walks of life and both sexes.  Within this, it’s particularly important to understand that alcoholism and/or addiction among women is... read more
Feb
21

Our Hope Association Joins “Everyone Gives” Global Giving Event

Groundbreaking campaign uses the power of personal networks to “connect for good” and benefit hundreds of charities worldwide On February 22, 2012, Our Hope Association will participate in a revolutionary eight-day global giving campaign spanning more than 60 countries around the world. “... read more
Feb
01

Our Hope Maintains CARF Accreditation

Our Hope Association is committed to delivering high quality services to the women we serve. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice. We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by once again achieving CARF accreditation for our ... read more
Nov
29

Maintaining Recovery Over the Holiday Season

 by Heather Wiszczur, LMSW, CAADC The holidays are a stressful time for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for someone in recovery. Here are a few tips to help you maintain a strong recovery program through the holiday season.Maintain Your FoundationDuring busy and stressful... read more
Nov
07

Our Hope Annual Meeting Open to the Community

Our Hope AssociationCordially invites you to attend ourANNUAL MEETING Tuesday November 15, 20114:30 p.m. Women’s City Club254 East Fulton Please join us and meet our new Executive Director, Carolyn Avery. We encourage you to bring along a friend and introduce them to Our Hope!... read more
Sep
27

The Women of Our Hope Celebrate Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month and the women of Our Hope have had a great time this month participating in events to raise awareness about recovery. Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & RallyOn Tuesday, September 13, Our Hope clients and staff members took a bus trip to Lansing and... read more
Sep
22

Heather Wiszczur Selected as Finalist for Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Heather Wiszczur, one of Our Hope's excellent Clinical Therapists, who has been selected by the YNPN Board as one of five Finalists out of a pool of eighty nominations for the 2011 Grand Rapids Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year (www.ynpngr.org/awards).  The winner... read more
Aug
30

Exciting Changes in the Acupuncture Detoxification Program at Our Hope

In an effort to increase accessibility to Women's Acupuncture Detoxification Therapy (Acudetox), we are changing to an appointment-based system for Acudetox treatments. This means we will no longer be holding Women's Acudetox Clinics at Our Hope. Instead, we will be offering individual and group... read more
Aug
29

Supporting a Woman in Substance Abuse Treatment

 by Heather Wiszczur, LLMSW, CAADC When a woman enters treatment for addiction, the people in her life often want to be supportive, but may not know exactly how to do that. Here are some tips. Ask what you can do and be open to feedback.Every woman is different, so if you want to be... read more
Aug
04

Carolyn J. Avery Named Our Hope Association Executive Director

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Carolyn Avery has accepted the position of Executive Director of Our Hope Association as of August 1, 2011, replacing Christine Walkons who retired after 14 years of dedicated service.  Ms. Avery has extensive experience in mental health care,... read more
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