A Shift in Perspective (Guest Resident Post)

By Katia Johnson | Jul 27, 2017 | 6 Comments

“It’s all about perspective!” So they say, and so I’ve been told. In active addiction, this statement drove me up the wall; all I could wrap my mind around during the last few years of my crazy drug-addicted life was… “perspective?! Life is a joke, there’s some perspective for you!” I was so consumed with…

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Night of Hope OKC – Announcment

By Lance Lang | Jul 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s with much anticipation and excitement that I announce the date for this year’s Night of Hope OKC event! Save the Date, Friday September 15th, at Quail Springs Baptist Church, starting at 7:15! This year is going to be super special as this is our 5th Night of Hope Event in OKC! We are going…

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HIA Helps!

By Lance Lang | Jul 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

A few months back we introduced an off-shoot of Hope is Alive called HIA Helps. The goal of this endeavor was to provide our residents opportunities to earn money during their early stages in our program. So often, men and women enter Hope is Alive and face an uphill battle when it comes to employment.…

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We’re Moving!

By Lance Lang | Jun 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

Today we are so excited to announce that at the end of this month, we will be re-locating one of our men’s homes here in OKC. This is a much-needed upgrade that will allow us to accommodate 2 additional residents, expanding our bed count in OKC to 36! That’s 2 new men that will now…

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What a Day it Was!

By Lance Lang | May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday was a historic day for Hope is Alive! We are so thankful to the over 350 guests that joined us for our “Inspiring Lunch”. We hope it lived up to its billing! Here’s a recap: The lunch started with HIA residents scouring the room to visit each table and briefly telling their stories…

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Forgiven

By Zach Schemmer | Apr 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

What does it mean to be forgiven? What does it take to be gifted true forgiveness? Am I worth forgiving? These questions were commonplace in my mind during the early days of my sobriety. Often times, we do unthinkable things in our addiction; actions that have driven a wedge between ourselves and our loved ones…

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One BIG Reason Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Night of Hope

By Lance Lang | Feb 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well, we’ve made it! Tomorrow is the BIG day. Night of Hope Owasso is finally here and let me tell you, WE ARE PUMPED!! Our team is headed to Owasso today with a Uhaul full of HOPE (literally) to bring to the fine people of Green Country tomorrow night. After months and months of planning…

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5 “Moments” Why You Can’t Miss Night of Hope Owasso

By Lance Lang | Jan 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Come two weeks from today, the HIA staff will be sipping our morning coffee and getting ready for a full day of LIFE CHANGE! This traditional, calm before the storm moment, is something that’s very special to me. It’s one of thousands of memories and moments from the previous 9 Night of Hope Events that are…

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!

By Zach Schemmer | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each week our residents working tirelessly to maintain their own sobriety, while also reaching out to bring the newcomer along with them. It is an awesome thing to be able to tell someone, “hey, me too”, “I’ve been there”, “I understand what you’re going through”. I remember when I was early on in my sobriety,…

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A Year In The Life

By Allyson VinZant | Dec 1, 2016 | 6 Comments

This past year has been the most rewarding and challenging of my life. As I sit here, nestled in my office chair and listening to Bing Crosby, I am bubbling over with gratitude that I made it. I survived. 2016 brought me, personally, so much joy and professionally the ability to completely surrender. There has…

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