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From All Walks of Life: Village IOP Saves Lives
4/23/2018
IOP clients come from all walks of life.
"IOP changed my life in the best way possible." – Intensive Outpatient Program client Clients of The Village’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Fargo come from all walks of life. Professionals. Unemployed. Stay-at-home moms. Homeless. By the end of their time in the program, they’ve found they are a lot...
How Journaling Changed My Life – And Can Change Yours
4/16/2018
A woman records her thoughts in a journal
By John E. Trombley, MMgt Consulting & Training Manager, The Village Business Institute For many people the act of reflectively writing about life’s daily lessons is strangely close to that of having a root canal. Suddenly, all coherent thought evaporates as the memories of lessons learned become lost in the...
Pregnancy Counseling: Turning Fears into Hope and a Plan
4/11/2018
A woman holds a pregnancy test
Any time a woman finds out she’s pregnant, she experiences a wide range of emotions – excitement, nervousness, joy, fear. These feelings can be more intense, and the situation more confusing, when the pregnancy was unintended. Social workers with The Village and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota counsel expectant...
Choosing Positivity, Even When Winter Won’t End
4/2/2018
A woman holds her hands open to the falling snow and smiles.
Just when we think we can emerge from our wintery cocoons to replenish our depleted levels of Vitamin D, winter drags on some more to bring another round of snow and subfreezing temperatures. While many of us recognize that spring will come at some point, and we can go back...
Josh + Bowl for Kids' Sake: A Perfect Combination
3/22/2018
Josh Luhman is a top fundraiser for Bowl for Kids' Sake, supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters
Josh Luhman jokes that he bowls for a living. His day job is actually at Hornbacher’s Village West store in Fargo, where he bags groceries, wrangles carts, and loads cars in the drive-up lane. Josh has been working at Hornbacher’s for nearly a decade, after a placement through Connections, a...