addiction recovery

From Fear to Gratitude, Michael Shares His Recovery Journey

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

Like some young adults, Michael went to college after graduating from high school more because his parents pushed him. Without any real interest, his grades plummeted, and he dropped out. But for the now 46-year-old, that was just the start of...

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You Can't Get sober Without God: Missions Intersect for Rev. Tim Wilson

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

When Tim Wilson enrolled in Hope College, he began as a double major in political science and history with his eyes set on law school. But a bleeding ulcer in his junior year nearly ended his life – and prompted a reevaluation of college and...

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Faith, Transparency, Compassion and Gratitude: A Profile of Starla McDermott

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

For Starla McDermott, the third time really was the charm. When she saw an opportunity to join the team at Guiding Light, she was so drawn to the nonprofit she actually applied for the development coordinator position three times before being hired...

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Guiding Light Helps Tim Build a Sober Life After Losing it All

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

  The very first time Tim tasted alcohol – at the age of 14 – he remembers that “I absolutely loved it. It was like a euphoric sense of freedom. Once I took that drink, it’s like all my anxiety went away, and a...

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Mark: Story of survival from addiction

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

From drugs to living on the street and even prison, Mark has seen it all. After years of using drugs, getting clean and relapsing time and again, Mark finally came to Guiding Light in hopes of finally overcoming his addiction. Addiction has many...

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Frontline Recovery: Making Addiction Recovery Available to All

by (GPNA)

Submitted 11-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Degage’s Open Door Women’s Shelter has a rule that if you’re too inebriated to make it up the stairs, you can’t stay at the night shelter. But when she worked there, Dionna Bracey frequently found herself helping intoxicated...

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Guiding Light Mission Annual Banquet

by (marciagates)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Annual Banquet that will be held on Thursday, October 9th for the Annual Banquet at the beautiful Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park! 6:30 - 9pm, registration begins at 6pm! Tickets...

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