The Harbor: Supporting Struggling Teens in Tough Times

By , ReNew Director| August 8th, 2018|

What is The Harbor? We all need a place where we can safely talk about the things in our lives that cause us pain. We need a place to talk through the hurts and the tough times. We may be dealing with issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, bullying, or past trauma. Sometimes, we just [...]

Transformation of a Tattoo Artist: Letting Go and Letting God

By , Copy Editor| September 26th, 2017|

Tattooing is more than just an art form. It is a lifestyle. To promote their work, tattoo artists spend their time traveling and attending events and parties. Promotions and parties expose many artists to alcohol and drugs, making them susceptible to addiction. Captivated by the artist’s lifestyle, Tattoo Artist Mikie Hansen became entangled in the [...]

Sticking with Chase Oaks

By , Contributing Writer| October 24th, 2016|

My name is Alondra Almaguer, or for those who know me at the En Español campus, I’m the “Coffee Lady.” I’ve been a regular attender of Chase Oaks En Español for the past couple of years, but this is my story of how Chase Oaks made a difference in my life and stuck with me [...]

Dancing from the Darkness into the Light

By , Contributing Writer| July 26th, 2016|

Chase Oaker and Dance Instructor Charlie Descisciolo (aka “Charlie Dee”) knows about transformation. Having just celebrated his 10-year clean and sober anniversary free from drug and alcohol addiction, he desires to share his story, in hopes that it will inspire others who may be struggling with similar issues to not give up, to get [...]