Stories of Hope

ARCHway believes in recovery from the disease of addiction.

ARCHway Institute Story of Hope, Chase Martinson

Chase Martinson

Interviewed by Emily Jung

Chase Martinson shares his Journey of Recovery


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year… [and] 1 in 25 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar ...
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Don Willey, ARCHway Institute Story of Hope

Don Willey

Interviewed by By Emily Jung

Don Willey shares his Journey as a Caregiver

Don Willey is the Business Manager for Laborers’ Local 110 in St. Louis. He joined the local in 1984 and worked for various contractors such as Fred Weber, McCarthy Brothers, K & S, J.S. Alberici, and Tarlton ...
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ARCHway Institute, Dr. Fred Rottnek, Hope Fund Sponsor

Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM

Interviewed by Emily Jung
View the interview video at the bottom of this page.

Dr. Rottnek is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program.

He is a graduate of the Saint Louis University ...
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Eric Gentry, Story of Recovery & HOPE

Eric Gentry

Sharing his Journey of Recovery

As Eric Gentry was interviewed, anyone observing could see the heartache that he has endured as well as the triumph he has felt throughout his recovery, leading him to the life he enjoys today. His tone and mannerisms changed drastically from the beginning to the ...
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Heidi Schmeling, ARCHway Institute Hope Fund Sponsor

Heidi Schmeling
A Beacon of Hope for Others

Heidi is in long term recovery with a sober birthday of December 26, 2012.

  After years of active substance use, the road to her recovery was beyond difficult, harder than one could possibly imagine, but the fight was worth it. Today, seven years later, she is working ...
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Dan & Jan Stuckey tell their story of Hope & Recovery

Dan & Jan Stuckey

Dan & Jan Stuckey Share their Journey as Caregivers in Recovery

​One cannot fathom what it is like to be the parent or sibling of a loved one in active addiction. The hurt of a caregiver is extensive and isolating. They often suffer in silence, unsure of what to do, ...
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Marci & Jordan of ARCHway Institute

Marci Smith, An Advocate for Others in Recovery

Marci Smith shares her Journey of Recovery

Marci Smith, a certified peer specialist with the Assisted Recovery Centers of America, is in long-term recovery and clean for over five years. She has been described as a statistical anomaly because the success rate for women is not high. To have gone ...
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Colton Baker, Hope Fund Sponsor

Colton Baker, An Advocate for Others in Recovery

Colton Baker is a certified peer specialist with five years of sustained recovery.

He works with ARCHway Institute, Recovery House, and the EPICC Project (Engaging Patients in Care Coordination) in order to help others struggling with the disease of addiction. Colton is an advocate for medically assisted treatment, transitional living, ...
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Jordan Hampton, ARCHway Advocate

Jordan Hampton, Champion of Recovery

Jordan Hampton shares his Journey of Recovery

Jordan Hampton grew up in Farmington, a small town in Southeast Missouri. It was a football town, and Jordan was the star of his high school team. As captain, Jordan appeared to have it all. Everyone knew him and everyone liked him. He ...
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We Thank These Book of HOPE Sponsors!

These sponsors are “team fundraising” to cover the costs of the Book of HOPE. If you would like to help, please use the donation form on this page, designating which team you wish to support.

ARCHway Institute is also looking for 2 more sponsors for this project. Sponsorships are $5,000 and can be paid over a two year period. Sponsors will be recognized, including their logo, on all electronic and printed materials.

For more information on sponsoring, contact Dan Stuckey at