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Helping people find new lives of independence!
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Who are they? Men and women in recovery from addictions surround us every day; they are our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Help STEP Industries give these men and women a chance to build a new life in recovery. We are a non-profit ... More ...

Who are they?

Men and women in recovery from addictions surround us every day; they are our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Help STEP Industries give these men and women a chance to build a new life in recovery. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers job skills and life skills programming to men and women in early recovery from addictions. Programming that helps them find permanent employment, economic independence and long term sobriety.

"I came to STEP and began to see that there is hope for change AND hope for me". Liz

What happens?

At STEP, people early in recovery are greeted by a group of folks who are just like them-recovering addicts and alcoholics. Here they are not alone.....instead of facing fear and uncertainty, they are enveloped in a safe, supportive atmosphere where they can acquire the  training needed to form a solid foundation of skills, confidence and hope.

"STEP has helped me bring back my confidence. They encourage me. They believe in me. Before that I didn't believe in myself at all". Toni

HELP maintain this environment of equality and support. All donations go towards providing 600 job skills and life skills programming hours. All too often when early in recovery, work histories are damaged, or are non-existent. STEP's programming offers people a chance to develop healthy habits--both for work and for life.

"STEP has contributed to my growth aas a  person. I've proven to myself that I can go to work every day and succeed at anything I work at". Gerald

What impact does STEP have on men and women in recovery?

Results from our participants after being in STEP's programming for 6 weeks or more:

  • 95% said they had gained self-respect
  • 98% felt they were better equipped to address problems appropriately
  • 95% said their family relationships had improved
  • 93% were confident their time at STEP would lead to a better job

There is an estimated 30,000 people with substance abuse issues living in the area from Green Bay, WI to Oshkosh, WI. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, each person with substance addiction costs our state $6,000 a year in public assistance, health care, law enforcement, lost production and premature death. This means that our communities are suffering a $180 Million burden each year. Each person, with the assistance of STEP Industries, that can find long term sobriety and economic independence, can save our state an estimated $6,000 PER year.

"STEP was a critical part of my ability and desire to stay clean and to start a new life...not alone". Michele

YOUR support will help more women start a new life filled with new possibilities. Help share our story and need for support. Will you share on YOUR Facebook page?

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