It’s All About Connection

By Zach Schemmer | Nov 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

There are countless life lessons and sayings that I have learned throughout my journey of recovery. I have heard sayings and mottos in step-based meetings such as; “easy does it”, “one day at a time” and “Don’t take yourself too seriously”. Those all hold great meaning and have helped me throughout my recovery. However, the…

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Contemplating Life, While Wearing an Orange Jumpsuit

By Zach Schemmer | Oct 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s that time again; the announcement of the resident of the month! The resident of the month for September is the one and only Thomas Stafford II. Tommy, as I like to call him, has grown leaps and bounds since moving into our program. It’s been a joy to watch him immerse himself in his…

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Dude, Where’s My Car!?

By Zach Schemmer | Oct 11, 2016 | 5 Comments

Recovery has given me many blessings and allowed me to do numerous things that I would not have been capable of doing in my addiction. Similarly, working at Hope is Alive has given me the privilege of seeing men in our program experience the blessings they are bound to encounter along their journey of recovery.…

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The HIA “Secret Sauce”

By Lance Lang | Sep 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past few weeks have sure been special around the HIA Mentoring Homes. It seems our residents are taking fondly to the concept we believe is the ‘secret sauce’ to a successful life of recovery. What is this Chick-fil-a Sauce you might ask? The practice of GIVING BACK! At Hope is Alive we believe giving…

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Why Should They Follow Us?

By Lance Lang | Sep 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

At Hope is Alive we are constantly striving to be intentional with our residents. One of the ways we do this through the Men’s Mentoring Program, is through our Wednesday night “Midweek” meetings. In these meetings we split into groups based on lengths of sobriety. One of the groups we have is our managers’ meeting…

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You’ll Never Regret It

By Lance Lang | Aug 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but there are some things I’ve done in my past that I regret. Some decisions I’ve made, people I’ve associated with and words I’ve said that have add up to a bundle of “things I wish I’d never done.” But sobriety has given me the gift of a life free from…

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5 Things You MUST Know About Night of Hope

By Lance Lang | Jul 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today marks just 14 Days til Night of Hope OKC 2016! Momentum is growing exponentially with each passing day for this year’s Hope-Filled extravaganza! To get you ready to go, today I’ve listed 5 things you MUST know about Night of Hope OKC! Check them out! 1. Get There Early The event starts at 7,…

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5 Reasons to Get Excited About Night of Hope!

By Lance Lang | Jul 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today we are 3 weeks away from Night of Hope OKC! Registration is crazy this year, so if you haven’t let us know you are coming, please click here and register! So far this year’s event is shaping up to be one crazy night… just to give you a little taste of what to expect.…

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It’s By God’s Grace

By Lance Lang | Jul 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Here’s the story from our resident of the month for June, told in his own words. (read all of it) It’s by God’s good grace that I found Hope Is Alive.  A good pastor friend of mine once listened to my life-story.  He had been around situations involving addicts and was moved in a way that…

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HIA Men’s Resident of the Month – May 2016

By Lance Lang | Jun 13, 2016 | 10 Comments

Last month we introduced a new element to the HIA Men’s Mentoring Program. It’s called Resident of the Month and it’s given to the individual who for the past month embodied all of the core values of our program. Values like: giving back, being on time, encouraging others, leadership and of course SOBRIETY! This month’s…

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