The Change Starts Today
The Greater Hayward House of Hope provides faith-based rehabilitation
and support to men struggling with addiction and homelessness
From Executive Director, Michael Thompson

Recently, I sat in court with one of the men in our program who faced a sentencing hearing. His court records and sentence were read aloud along with about 10 other men who faced sentencing. Drug and alcohol abuse were related to every case!
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI-DHS), Sawyer County averaged over 200 hospital visits due to substance use in 2019. On average 1 out of 5 residents struggle with alcohol use, Sawyer County consumes 9% more alcohol than the state average, and ranks 11 out of 72 counties in regard to alcohol related deaths.
Your support is key in solving this problem. Would you consider donating to help us achieve our mission?
Greater Hayward House of Hope (GHHOH)
We are a rehabilitation ministry that helps men overcome life controlling addiction issues. Our strategies include;
1) hosting men in the residential facility for 1-year program
2) facilitating weekly recovery meetings
3) ministering to jail inmates and introducing them to GHHOH before they are released, and
4) trade skills training and workforce development, to meet future regional employer needs. Products made by the men in the program are sold to local stores and outlets to partially fund this organization. 

Who wants one of these beauties?
15-inch handmade multiple layer crosses. Our residents have learned to craft these in their daily workshop time. Email Mike to arrange a pick up. $40.
Kwik Trip - Hayward!
The Greater Hayward House of Hope is a non-profit organization which is funded solely by individual and corporate donations, along with fundraisers throughout the year. Read more in this issue about ways you can participate in some of our "FUN" fundraising events!
Sat., November 20 | 9am - 3pm @ Hayward Wesleyan Church
Fall is a great time of year to declutter our homes, pass on winter clothing, holiday items, furniture, etc... This is a great opportunity to donate items and to come shop the sale to help a rescue mission that supports our community. Drop off Thursday (Nov 18) and Friday (Nov 19) in the gym and shop on Saturday (Nov 20), 9am-3pm. 
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT | Rebecca Stroede and Nicole Rude
Rebecca Stroede is married to husband, Michael, and has three grown children. They also have a sweet little black lab named Ruby, who was supposed to be a hunting dog but as it turns out, it literally afraid of flies. Rebecca works in the Treasurer's office in Sawyer County, and is also the town treasurer in Lenroot. She holds a degree in Hotel Management, has been an entrepreneur, and just recently became a certified Medical Coder. In Rebecca's free time she enjoys spending time with family -- the kids and their families keep her schedule full. Hobbies include quilting and reading; she also loves to dabble in crafts, home remodeling, gardening, etc, etc. Pinterest is both her best friend and her worst enemy.
“I have always been an active volunteer, raising my children to do the same,” said Rebecca. “When I saw the call for help in the church bulletin, I decided to pray about where, or if, the Lord would want me involved. In January of 2021, I was welcomed on to the Admin Team, soon including both the Finance and Fundraising committees."
Nicole Rude is married to husband, Mayo. She has two grown children -- son, Adam, a Freshman at ASU, and daughter, Ally, a junior at UW Madison. They have a black lab named Blu.
Nicole earned a degree in Business Administration from The University of St. Thomas and pursued a career in marketing.
In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors. Hobbies include biking, boating, wake surfing, snowshoeing, and alpine/Nordic skiing. She also loves family gatherings and spending time with friends.
“God was nudging me to use my background to help others,” said Nicole. “When the House’s needs were presented at the grand opening, I knew it would be a good fit.” Before the first participant applied, Nicole helped collect donations to furnish the House of Hope and later joined the fundraising committee in spring, 2021. 
Calendar Raffle Fundraiser | 120 chances to win $$!
Purchase a one-page 2022 calendar for $30. Fill out the tear-off portion at the bottom and your name goes into the drawing bin. There will be about 10 drawings per month, where everyone who has purchased a calendar will have a chance to win anywhere from $25-$300. A total of Throughout 2022 you have a chance to win again and again (if your name is drawn it goes back in for another chance to win; the odds are great!) 100% of the proceeds go to funding the House of Hope and assisting their work in Christian based recovery for addicts.
Raffle Calendars can be purchased at Hayward Wesleyan Church
These make great CHRISTMAS GIFTS for family, friends, clients, employees, etc.!!
PO Box 372 | 10605 Main St.
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843