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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Thank you for your kind review and words Jackie, they mean a lot to us!
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.
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.
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.
Pila maya yelo! Wopila for your kind words of Eagle's Nest Center!
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.
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.
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"
Good to see you doing better each and every day Mary!
After years of struggling with poor choices in my life. I came to meet Bob and Judy of the ENCI through a friend of mine. He new I needed healing from the wounds of my youth. I participated in some of the traditional teachings and was able to turn my life around for the better. I wish I was nearer to the facility to be able to support more. When I can, I give a bit of time or a bit of money. I trust over these last 12 years that the organization formed out of a giveaway of service, time and healing. We need these teachings for the ones that tend to fall through the cracks in the system. These teachers have the determination and fortitude worthy of investment. Those youth that give the ENCI a chance will find there are other ways to make it through hard times. They will learn strength, courage, humility and gratitude. Give! Give! Give! to the Eagle Nest Center Inc.
I am the Chaplain at a correctional facility where Eagle's Nest comes and facilitates the Sweat Lodge each and every month , faithfully. I believe the postive changes in our Native Community at the facility are a direct result of Robert Kohels no nonsense policy . He is clear in purpose . I would also like to add that on several occassions I have requested Judy and Robert to aid me in the work here related to Restorative Justice and we had an overwhelming positive results fron their presence. I have referred Eagles Nest to other correctional and hospital Chaplains and they also have appreciated Eagle Nest efforts .