OHANA

Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.....

In collaboration with The Mooring Programs in Appleton and Nova Counseling in Oshkosh, STEP Industries proudly opens the first sober living house of it's kind in the Fox Cities. It serves as a safe and supportive home for women 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.

Ohana is funded, in part, by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, which is supported by the U. S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation , the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc.  and other partner donors; the 5Giving2Gether4Women Fund, a donor advised fund within the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region; the John Strange Fund and the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Fund-both funds within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region; as well as an anonymous donor. 

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 Amy at  STEP Industries. (amy@stepindustries.com) 

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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 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.