"Mahalo" is a Hawaiian word meaning thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem,  respects.

In collaboration with The Mooring Programs in Appleton and Nova Counseling in Oshkosh, STEP Industries has opened a mens sober living house.  Mahalo serves as a safe and supportive home for men in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

When leaving treatment, a safe environment is inaccessible for most people, thereby putting their sobriety in danger. This house is designed for a long-term and supportive residency that strives to provide a mutual support system to achieve success in sobriety. Eliminating the use of drugs and alcohol remains the first step in recovery. However learning to live a drug and alcohol free life takes more time. Studies have indicated that the likelihood of maintaining long-term sobriety double when coupled with residency in a sober living house.

The house provides an on-site  full-time house manager  to provide supervision and guidance to participants. Plans are underway to open additional houses in the Fox Valley.

Mahalo is funded, in part, by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc.  and other community partners; the Thrivent Foundation; and the Woodward Foundation.

Would you like to live at the sober living house?  Click here for  the  House Level Agreement  to review our expectations,  and click here for the participant application.  Complete the application and email to STEP Industries.  ( 



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Monetary donations can be donated via STEP Industries by clicking on the donate button above.

Donations of any of the following items is greatly appreciated.

Gift cards to grocery stores, DVD's, standard alarm clocks, wall clocks, new dish and bath towels, light bulbs, shovels, lawnmower, yoga mats, hand weights, exercise balls, wastebaskets, cleaning supplies, new twin size mattress pads, toilet paper, paper towel, dressers, desk and floor lamps.

Connect with Laurie by email if you have items to donate.