The Story of Hope is Alive’s Schnitzler Mansion

By Zach Schemmer | Oct 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

It was mid-July, it was hot and we spent the entire day looking at literally 15 potential homes in Wichita. We saw many great houses that day, but most of them were just not functional or up to HIA standards. For some reason, God kept pointing us back to the second house we looked at…

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One Month Away!

By Lance Lang | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The countdown is ON! We are just 30 days away from Hope is Alive’s Sobriety Sprint & Celebration Concert! ***(REGISTER NOW!)*** The event is coming together nicely in large part due to some incredible sponsors! Specifically, we would like to thank the Pinion Foundation, Hidden Trails Country Club, Stonegate Center & Oakwood Springs for helping…

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Hope is Alive is Expanding To…

By Lance Lang | Aug 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was about twelve months ago when it happened for the first time. I was standing in one of our Sunday Night Meetings, I looked around and realized that what was taking place in Oklahoma could happen all across the United States. The vision hit me right between the eyes. What if we took what…

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Before & After: Mindy

By Lance Lang | Jun 18, 2018 | 8 Comments

Hi my name is Mindy and I’ve been clean & sober since November 7th, 2017! This is my before & after story. I hope it inspires you! BEFORE About my childhood… I was raised in a good, Christian home. I am fourth of six children. We had the most loving, selfless mother. She was the…

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Before & After: Samantha Grace

By Lance Lang | May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

Hi, my name is Samantha & I’ve been clean and sober since December 28th, 2017. This is my “before & after” story. Before Growing up my dad was in the Air Force, so I moved around a lot. We moved to Wichita, Kansas when I was 8, and I consider Wichita my hometown. I was…

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A Graduate, Graduating!

By Lance Lang | May 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, something spectacular happened! But…. I can’t tell you exactly what it is, yet. You’ll have to read on. So go for it, jump right in to this Q&A with HIA Graduate Tyler Barnes. When did you enter the Hope is Alive Program? Why? I started my journey with Hope is Alive in…

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2018 Inspiring Lunch Recap!

By Lance Lang | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the past two weeks the Hope is Alive team hosted our annual Inspiring Lunch event. This fundraising event was created to help fund our Mentoring Homes Program that now provides a safe, structured and next level recovery program for close to 100 residents! This year we hosted our first Inspiring Lunch in Tulsa! It…

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Huge Needs, Huge Hope!

By Lance Lang | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back we announced our plans to open two new homes! Today, I am excited to tell you that those two homes are opening SOON!!! In fact, we plan to take possession and move in next week! Why such a rush?! Well, since making the announcement we’ve received 15 applications for the new…

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Word of the Year!

By Lance Lang | Jan 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

As a new year rolls around, it brings with it one of our favorite HIA traditions, the choosing of our “Word of the Year”. This is a ritual we started a few years back with just our staff and has slowly migrated to all of our residents. We now put together a huge Sunday Night…

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The Story Behind #8

By Lance Lang | Dec 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

A couple of days ago I shared with you some of the pictures from our new home in Tulsa. The response from the post was not surprisingly – overwhelming! Sooooo many of you offered to help, ordered supplies from our wish-list, gave to the November Project Campaign, called about items you could give & RSVP’d…

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