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Causes: Human Services

Mission: The Eagle's Nest Center is a not-for-profit organization created to help people of all races and nations co-exist in a peaceful manner by focusing on issues like fear, anger, guilt and shame associated with social problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, family violence and depression. Our goal is to provide services that address these issues through Native American based spiritual perspective. We plan to accomplish these goals by providing a safe environment where people can come and receive services that will help them create a healthy way of living in today's world for themselves as well as continued support to maintain a healthy co-existence in this world among all people.

Results: We have spent much of our past year developing an outdoors education program for at-risk youth, as well as replicating a holistic recovery program. We have donated beds, a mini-van and wood stove to families that could provide for themselves and fundraising to continue our work. We have also spent one day a week each month involved with local state prisons to help the Native American inmates with prayer ceremonies.

Target demographics: Eagle's Nest Center, Inc is commited to helping at-risk youth and young adults no matter where they come from.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50

Programs: Wellbriety Program (AODA program), Strengtheing Families (parenting program), Couple's Communication, Empathy Programming for juveniles, Restorative Justice Circles, Support Circles, Circle Training, Transitional Living, Cultural Education.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find the people involved in this organization to be some of the most genuine and heartfelt people I know. Their emphasis is not only on a person's problem or specific area of need, but on a whole person, mentally/physically/emotionally/ spiritually. Their approach is to accept all people exactly as they are upon their first meeting; acknowledging that all have something to offer. Through deep respect of the individual, tapping into what is already good, and through sincere concern for the both the person and the community, inner and thus outer growth becomes a focus. Under such forthright conditions, it is impossible for positive growth not to occur! I truly count my affiliation with this organization a blessing.

Donor

Rating: 4

I have been a part of Eagle's Nest as a donar and Board Member. I find this organization to be strongly connected to their mission statement and passionate in their work. I am very proud to say that I will stay connected to them in the years to come and look forward to more of our nation community to join in and support them. They are there to represent youth and their families in every way they can. Monetary support for them would make a world of difference in our community and help this organizaton move forward.

Donor

Rating: 5

Eagle's Nest Center is an important part of our community. There is little in the way of government sponsored programs for at risk youth in the area, as well as for the State of Wisconsin as a whole. With spending cuts for social programs an issue as the State and National governments try to balance their respective budgets, programs like the one Eagle's Nest Center provides are paramount in maintaining the mental and emotional well being of our communities. My hat's off to the founders of Eagle's Nest Center for standing by their vision during such hard economic times. These are the times we need such dedication the most!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've helped Bob and Judy with different youth functions as well as taking troubled youth climbing as an excercise in team building and growth in self confidence. There are certain tools that everyone should have to help themselves progress in life. Often times people have not recieved these tools through poor upbringing or because somebody had taken them away through some experience along the way.

It takes alot of work to break bad habits, to change a deeply engrained self image, and to instill confidence in someone who's felt worthless for a long time. It takes time, patience, understanding, and alot of faith. This is why alot of counseling doesn't work. You sit in a sterile room for one hour a week while someone talks at you about what's wrong with you based on some text book they read somewhere. Bob and Judy will sit at their own kitchen table and talk with you, listen to you, and work with you for as long as it takes. This is when you connect with people. This is when people realize what they have to say or have experienced is important....this is when they begin to feel important. When you start to feel like you matter then you can start the healing.

Bob and Judy know this better than anyone I've meet. Before becoming a volunteer, they helped me change the direction of my life. I went from selling drugs and living life as a party to getting my graduate degree, and have begun taking on personal goals like climbing some of the tallest mountains in the world.

The bottom line is that Bob and Judy have given their lives to helping other people change theirs.

1 Jackie19

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Eagles Nest Center really a caring organization that needs some help financially to get it moving. I have joined in the effort to help because of the many things it can help with

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eagleinc 10/16/2012

Thank you for your kind review and words Jackie, they mean a lot to us!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The holidays are a hard time for some families in terms of financial problems and that can lead to alcohol and substance abuse. Family problems don't take a break for the holidays and Eagles Nest Center doesn't either. They know the importance of being available for people during these hard times. The services Eagles Nest Center provides for families are the type that can save an otherwise broken Holiday season. I have to commend them and their commitment to such work when most other people take this time off.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a counselor working in the addiction and mental health field, and I have had the privelige of getting to know the Kohels. They display a deep commitment to providing service to underserved individuals. Personally, they have helped me discover new methods of keeping myself healthy and whole to continue my work as well. My hope is that the Kohels will be able to continue to provide the high quality and professional services to our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Robert and Judy Kohel both are living tabernacles and storehouses of knowledge. They are known and respected in the International Native American Religious community. The wellspring of spiritual blessings that flows so freely from both of them is a testimony in itself to their spiritual authority. It is rare to find in this day and age individuals truly walking their talk without expectations or conditions. Eagle's Nest Sanctuary is a Light House that shines in unconditional love.

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eagleinc 11/29/2010

Pila maya yelo! Wopila for your kind words of Eagle's Nest Center!

Board Member

Rating: 4

The directors of Eagles Nest Center are some of the most dedicated people I know. The mission of ENC is so important and the sacrifices that Bob and Judy have made to continue that mission are inspiring.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I met Bob and Judy several years ago and was very impressed by their sincerity and what they were trying to accomplish in the world. I consider them a force for great good in a world where there is so much pain and misunderstanding. They have and continue to help many people.

1 Mary B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was homeless and just getting over a devastating relapse from drugs and alcohol. My whole life had fallen apart. Ended a loving relationship, my daughter left home. No money or job. I ended up in the woods over a overdose of drugs and walked 3 miles in the forest all night long. I was hospitalized for 9 days and was falling apart in all areas of my life. Eagles nest opened their home for residential living for a while so I could start praying on how I could start putting one foot in front of the other. Bob & Judy helped save my life. I had nothing and they provided me the support for me to bring myself out the deepest pit of my life. They provided resources for me to grow. It's been a year and six months since my bottom and I'll be forever grateful to the "Eagle's Nest"

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eagleinc 11/22/2010

Good to see you doing better each and every day Mary!