Vision: Our vision is of a 5,000 – 7,000 sq. ft. facility providing the services and activities that are necessary for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders to rebuild their lives.
Mission: To restore hope and encourage individuals suffering from substance abuse disorder in recovery; one step at a time, one day at a time, one life at a time. To support their development into productive members of our communities.
Why another program? Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be re-established that will give men and women the commitment to follow through on a path to productivity in society, creating pride and accomplishment in life. Will Work for Recovery has become an invaluable resource to many in the recovery community providing mentors, building confidence for those in recovery, reducing recidivism and benefiting the community at large.
Research and studies have proven long-term recovery is built and established through a community of people in recovery mentoring each other to inspire and encourage each other to become productive members of society.
Carolyn J. Niesche
Carolyn Niesche and Paul Bierch started Will Work For Recovery in 2016 as a way to pay forward the lessons and wisdom of their own recovery journeys.
Many of our board members are individuals in long-term recovery and our board is comprised of professionals in the field as well as concerned persons who have a high positive impact and deep intuition about the needs of recovery.
Chairperson – Jerry Arguello
Jerry is a business owner/operator and an important and innovative fundraiser.
Secretary – Gracie Evans
Gracie has been an Administration Secretary and is a communications expert. After decades of service she is often referred to as the “matriarch’ of our recovery community.
Treasurer (pro tempore} – Carolyne Neische
Carolyne is an small business owner and entrepreneur and is a co-founder of Will Work For Recovery.
Board Member – Alisha Nehring
Alisha is an unemployment law judge with over seven years of experience in criminal & mental health law.
Board Member – John Coyle
John is a business owner and financial expert and takes great joy in working with others in the recovery community.
Board Member – Mary Sally Nunn
Sally is a Spiritual Counselor serving the recovery community and other non-profit organizations for over 35 years.
Board Member – Michael Misewicz
Michael is a small business owner.
Board Member – Starr Olson
Starr is a pastor, spiritual advisor and teacher. Starr specializes in communities of diversity and has been serving Will Work For Recovery for over three years.
Board Member – Todd D. Johnston
Todd has been serving the recovery community for over thirty-five years with a deep resume of managing and directing programs in Minnesota. This includes programs at the Mn Department of Human Services as well as the Hazelden Betty Ford Addiction Treatment Center. Todd is an Adjunct/Community Faculty Member at St. Mary’s University.