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Dave Earhart – When my family and I were in a time of need, LiFE OF HOPE was there for us. I want to ensure that the LiFE-saving mission moves forward, strengthens in Washington County. I hope it expands throughout Wisconsin and eventually nationally. LiFE OF HOPE is here to provide services for ANYONE that finds themselves affected by the topic of suicide. The staff and volunteers are caring and welcoming. In fact, my personal favorite aspect of LOH is by far the people involved! The fashion in which guests are treated is with love, respect, validation, and understanding. The personal connections that have been made to help in this journey have been invaluable to me, my family, and a growing number of so many others. I serve to ensure we are here for you too.
Board VICE PRESIDENT
Ashley Brown – Life isn’t easy; in fact sometimes it’s down right difficult. I want people to have a place to go where they can just talk to someone free of judgement and feel welcomed if they are challenged by the topic of suicide. I love that we’re all just ‘real’ people. We aren’t mental health professionals. We’re simply caring leaders, most of whom have battled through their own experiences and want to help others through theirs.
Amanda Heisdorf – I believe the issue of suicide is a major mental health problem in America that the current Healthcare System is not addressing. It is time that we take this into our own hands and help to serve a growing population of people that need help. LOH started in Washington County Wisconsin. There is no reason we can’t grow to serve our State and one day Nation. In one word, LOH is “passion”. From our fearless leader and dedicated staff, down to the volunteers who make the magic happen behind the scenes, LOH is built on a family of people who are passionate about serving the community. I want MORE people to know OF LOH; we exist. We are free for you and your loved ones, and there is no shame in asking for help. Everything done at LOH is to improve and save lives.
Teresa Mottet – I serve the LOH mission because suicide has effected almost everyone I know on some level. My favorite aspect of LOH is that this organization feels and operates like a family. It does not matter if you are an employee, volunteer, or guest, we are all in this together. It’s a place full of people that want to help, and will go out of their way to help you no matter what your circumstances are.
MEMBER AT LARGE
Bill Weston – I don’t have a personal story that connects me to LOH but I have observed Deeatra and LOH since it started and have been very impressed with the mission. I believe LOH serves a very important function for our community. I find personal satisfaction knowing that our organization is making a real difference in our community. WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Not enough people know we exist and I’m doing my part to build awareness. It’s getting better but we still have work to do. Our programs help so many, filling gaps between survived attempts and measurable levels of healing (physically and mentally). We are here to prevent suicides from every angle and reduce the emotional and financial impact on our community.
MEMBER AT LARGE
Brenda Vetter – I serve the LiFE OF HOPE mission because after losing my 16 year old son to suicide, I don’t want any family to go through what we have gone through and continue to struggle with. I want everyone to know that LiFE OF HOPE can help you and your family and friends…no matter where you are on your journey.
MEMBER AT LARGE
Michelle Anderson – I serve the LOH mission because being a voice and community advocate for this organization is critical to saving lives and supporting those who have lost a loved one to suicide. LOH reaches into our community to support those whose suffering may not be easily recognized – people and families affected by suicide or thoughts of suicide. My favorite aspect of LOH is the diverse, passionate workers and volunteers who have a drive to spread the mission. It’s a safe place to receive HOPE, comfort, and resources for all who have experienced LiFE challenges and loss, regardless of age, race, or gender.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Lily Mottet – The LiFE OF HOPE mission is relevant to my life as a teenager. Too often suicide ideation is not addressed among teens or it is brushed off as teenage angst. Through LiFE OF HOPE we can spread our message to various types of demographics and provide help to those who need it – no matter their age. To truly appreciate LOH, you have to experience it yourself. The whole office team, board, and many of our dedicated volunteers feel like family and the supporters in the community are a big part of what keeps our mission (and so many lives) alive. I want everyone to know that LiFE OF HOPE exists to help people. Our mission and those who carry out that mission are so determined to do good and make this community more loving, understanding, and accepting.
NOTE: Our Board of Directors is seeking respected leaders of influence to serve in a “Members at Large” role. Apply online today!