We Support Recovery is a faith-based nonprofit serving Northwest Wisconsin, focused on addiction prevention, recovery, and restoration. As a peer-run Recovery Community Organization (RCO), we are here to connect people in recovery with peer support, recovery coaching, sober events and recovery meetings.

Our Story

We Support Recovery starts where you are - with addiction. Founder Stacy Hilde has lived experience with addiction and a family history of unhealthy alcohol use. Her husband Bob Hilde has been thriving in long-term recovery from an opioid addiction since 2005. Before that his father found over 35 years of sobriety from alcohol with AA. Bob and Stacy are raising two foster children whose lives have been impacted by addiction.

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Since 2007, Bob and Stacy Hilde have been involved in local and statewide community service and disaster response leadership. After Bob’s business burned down in 2016, Stacy felt called to a new ministry - an opportunity to serve people in recovery. After doing extensive community interviews with people in recovery, providers, law enforcement and community leadership, she found that three key support pieces were missing for people in active addiction or seeking recovery:
1. Recovery Housing
2. Sober Recreation
3. Transportation

In 2019, Stacy received a Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate from UW-Madison and in 2020, God opened the door for Bob and Stacy to open a privately owned recovery residence called Angel Hands Recovery Homes in Frederic, WI. In 2021, the ministry rebranded to We Support Recovery and was granted 501 (c)(3) IRS exemption status as a nonprofit organization.

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Current Projects

Women’s Recovery Collective

Meeting every Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Amery Community Center, this group is a safe place to explore recovery, engage in wellness activities and get back to living a whole, fulfilling life.

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Recovery Coaching

We Support Recovery partners with the Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Recovery Corps program to offer free women’s recovery coaching services.

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Sober Events

We Support Recovery hosts one sober event each month where individuals in recovery can connect with others and have fun while doing it!

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Our vision for We Support Recovery is to create a Rural Recovery Model that can be implemented in rural communities across the country. We intend to empower communities to create peer support networks, expand services, help people navigate treatment services, and overcome barriers to care such as transportation and childcare.

We hope to connect people with peers in recovery through recovery meetings, sober recreation events, and peer recovery support services. We hope to improve access to treatment in jail and to create re-entry programs for people leaving jail or prison.

For people seeking a faith-based connection, we wish to partner with churches to expand recovery meetings, family support groups, and recovery-friendly worship opportunities.

Our vision is to create a rural recovery model that works.

Who We Serve

We serve people in or seeking recovery and their families in rural northwest Wisconsin. We aim to expand service statewide in Wisconsin and Minnesota within three years, and the larger midwest region in five years.

Although we are a faith-based organization, we are not faith-exclusive. We seek to serve people of any faith or no faith and strive to not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, religion or political views. We respect multiple pathways to recovery.

Our Team

Board of Directors

As a peer run Recovery Community Organization (RCO), at least 50% of our board must be in recovery or have lived experience. As a faith-based group, voting members of the Board of Directors must be Christian.
What We Believe

Because we value connections, experiences and input from all persons, regardless of beliefs, we established the Advisory Council.

Stacy Hilde

Founder, Board President

Angela Boettcher


Brenda Rausch


Shayna Schmid


Yvette Varner


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is made up of members in recovery, providers, and people who are passionate about improving resources for the recovery community.

Bob Hilde

Founder, Council Member

Trevor Olson

Council Member

Sharon Foss

Council Member


Polk United Partners for Recovery

As part of a collaborative community group to create a healthier Polk County, We Support Recovery is actively involved in the coalition workgroup which aims to decrease substance use and improve local recovery resources. 

Polk Co. Criminal Justice Collaborating Council

We serve on the Programs Committee for the Polk County CJCC where we work to reduce crime and recidivism by improving resources and jail-diversion programs for justice-involved individuals. 

Western Region Recovery Residences Network

We serve on the Western Region Recovery Residences Network, where we strive to improve recovery residence programs and enable the start-up of more sober living homes in Wisconsin.

Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Recovery Corps

Through the MCHS AmeriCorps Recovery Corps partnership, we are able to provide free recovery coaching services in NW Wisconsin.


Are you interested in sponsoring We Support Recovery’s events or programs? Our community partners are vital in supporting the mission of our organization - connecting people in recovery to peer support, recovery coaching, sober events and recovery meetings. Contact Stacy at stacy.hilde@wesupportrecovery.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 

to our current sponsors!

Business Sponsors

Angel Hands Recovery Homes
Angel Hands Thrift Shop

Thank you to our local businesses for supporting recovery!

Event Sponsors

Frederic Arts
Friends of the Gandy Dancer
Polk County Behavioral Health

Thank you to the amazing local organizations who partner in hosting monthly sober events!

Program Sponsor

Bob and Stacy Hilde
Onyx Sober Living

Thank you for sponsoring the Recovery Coaching program!

Fundraising Goals


Annual operating expenses, which include office space, technology and supplies to keep helping people in recovery.


Annual cost to host one sober recreation event per month.


Annual budget for the Women’s Recovery Collective.


Annual matching cost to provide three recovery coaches for 2022-2023 through the Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Recovery Corps program partnership.

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