Second Chance Journal by Emerge - July 2023

Community leaders call Emerge a ‘crown jewel for our county’  

Hundreds of community leaders and people in long-term recovery celebrated the opening of the men’s space at Emerge Recovery and Trade Initiative on June 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house that was a huge success.

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The Mike Wise Story

Mike shares his story of 

substance abuse, incarceration and recovery in hopes that it can help others on their journey.

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Men’s Recovery Housing Program Update

18 men now call Emerge their home. Read their first program update

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Outpatient Update

Carah Gatchie, one of our

counselors, shares an

update on the work in

our outpatient clinical


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WDTN comes on campus to share the story of Emerge!

“The former career center has been transformed into a place where people will live, 

receive treatment, and learn new skills and trades to set them up for success when 

they leave.”

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“On my most recent visit to the Emerge Recovery and Trade Initiative, I saw firsthand how this nonprofit is an invaluable resource in our community’s efforts to curb the plight of substance abuse in the Miami Valley,” said Congressman Mike Turner. “This organization provides emancipated minors and those recovering from addiction with the skills and job training they need to re-enter the workforce. By preparing young men and women for employment in skilled trades, Emerge has shown itself as the tip of the spear in our fight to bolster long-term recovery efforts.”

Mike Turner, Representative for Ohio's 10th Congressional District

If you would like to schedule a tour of the Emerge Campus, contact our office at 937-272-4925 or at

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We are excited to announce our upcoming event and we need your support to make it a success! By sponsoring our event, you will be helping us make a difference in our community. 

Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a sponsor and make a difference in the lives of many.

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a live AND silent auction to raise funds during this event. We kindly ask you to donate items or services that can be auctioned off.

We welcome donations of all kinds, including but not limited to artwork, jewelry, gift cards, experiences, and services. All donors will be recognized in the event program and on our website. If you are interested in donating, please reach out to us soon!

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Register by August 14 and receive a special gift provided by Five Star Home Services!!

50% off duct cleaning services (a $350-$500 value!).

“I am very impressed with the Emerge program, the facility, and the staff. The apprenticeship programs that will be available to the residents can change the lives of those who participate. It is definitely the most ambitious recovery program I’ve ever encountered.”

Morris Howard, Visual artist

If you would like to schedule a tour of the Emerge Campus, contact our office at 937-272-4925 or at


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