September Newsletter

Save The Date!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Watch your mailbox in early March for your invitation to the 6th Annual Celebration of Recovery Dinner and Silent Auction at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. For a second year, we have chosen a Thursday evening that need not interfere with your weekend plans.

New Artwork

Steve Fendly Artwork

Steve Fendly Artwork

A recent graduate, Steve Fendley, created this artwork while a Serenity Inn resident.
He wanted to do something for the house and is honored to have it hung in the entryway. Steve enjoys the close work with ink and marker, a form of zen meditation for him in the 80 hours it took him to complete.

Where are they now?

(The 22nd in a series of Interviews with Alumni)
by Lorraine Buehler

Phil Johnson found Serenity Inn on September 5, 2014 after hitting rock bottom; he was homeless, bouncing around because of drinking and unable to keep a job. A friend who found him sleeping in a garage told him he needed to stop, and he took Phil to detox. At age thirty-seven, this was Phil’s 7th time in detox, having been introduced to drugs at age 15 when he started to smoke weed. Marijuana soon led to alcohol which became Phil’s drug of choice.

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5th Annual Celebration of Recovery



The 5th Annual Celebration of Recovery at the Italian Community Center on Thursday, April 23 was the biggest and the best yet. Two hundred friends of Serenity Inns enjoyed dinner, fellowship, a silent auction, music, and a message from the Honorable Martin Joseph Donald about his role as the first drug court judge in Milwaukee County.

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