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Mike’s Story

Mike Henry’s Story /// I have seen extreme sadness and defeat. I have also seen the most beautiful things in people that have nothing.  What we do is try and assist people in need. Twice a week, I take a team of volunteers and go out onto the streets of the city of Eau Claire […]

Behind the Face of Criminal Justice in the Chippewa Valley

Stacey Acuña’s Story /// My life started out like many others in Wisconsin. I grew up on a farm with my aunt and uncle. Most people are surprised to hear that. We went to church, did chores, and shared everything, especially the one and only bathroom. In the second grade, I moved to Watertown to […]

The Story of a Jail Program Coordinator

Nathan’s Story ///   My name is Nathan and I work with some of the most misunderstood people in the Chippewa Valley. My job is not an easy one and very few people choose the path that I have taken. I am a helper and love what I am doing; however, many individuals who work […]

You Can Only Go So Far with Optimism

You Can Only Go So Far with Optimism /// Second chances are hard to come by nowadays. The world forgets that people make dumb mistakes as we live our lives. We should be able to turn around safely back on the right path and not be punished for making the wrong turn in the first […]

‘Our’ Issue

‘Our’ Issue /// You know, growing up, my personality was always that of a helper. I have always wanted to intervene and help people.   I was born and raised in the small town of Menomonie, Wisconsin. After I graduated high school, I went to get my undergrad in Human Development and Family Studies. After […]