Messages from Our Donors

If you would like, please share your motivation for contributing to our mission:

“I have family members and close friends who have or continue to struggle with substance abuse. As a Nurse Practitioner, I worked for several years with the homeless population, many of whom are in that situation because of their addiction. This looks like a great project! Congratulations!!”


“Colleen and I were colleagues but most of anything still friends for 5 years now. I have been there during her difficult times professionally and personally and tried to be best friend and give her support as much as I could. She has done the same for me as well and I will never forget that. I know how hard it was for Colleen and her family dealing with her son’s addiction daily, but one thing I realized during that time is how strong of a mother and women Colleen is. Her love for Family is unconditional and she would do anything for them. I am so happy that she has decided to start this organization, this is definitely something she will take far and most importantly I know it’s coming from a good place and heart. Love you and good luck with everything, I am always here for you!!!”


“I have much faith in the Fuchs family and their passion to help those in need. So proud of my friend and making her dream a reality.”


“We are inspired by your passion to such a worthy cause. God bless you, Bryan and your entire mission!”


“I hope all you set out to do comes true and more!! I know several young people that would have really benefited from this type of living situation.”


“I am so proud of Bryan and very excited to see all the great things you will accomplish in the future.”


“Good luck and dream big!”


“Bryan is a hero. Love him so.”


“To show our continued support and love to our Special nephew Bryan and his loving family who have lived this journey with Bryan. Watching Bryan struggle then understand his challenges and have the strength to change his life for the better resulting in a happier Bryan is our motivation. Bryan is Happy, we can see it in his smile and hear it in our conversations. On top of that, the fact that his family lead by Colleen’s desire to start this mission to assist others in our community that need help getting back on their feet toward a better life. Much success to Stages of Transformation!”


“Because I love Colleen and what she is doing!”


“Have a bipolar son who has an addictive issue…some of which have been drugs & alcohol. My son is one of the lucky ones, with a roof over his head and a very supportive family & Dr’s. Often, we think of the unfortunate ones who don’t always have that & this program is exactly what they do need. There should be more programs like this for all those who are suffering & need help!!”


“A great cause!”


“Family love and admiration.”


“I lost my sister to drug OD. I’m happy to help make an impact somewhere!”


“My niece struggled with opioids for so long. She eventually succumbed to the addiction. This facility is a place of hope for all those struggling. Thanks for doing what you do. Every life is precious!”


“Our daughter had a substance abuse disorder. Sadly, we lost her 5 years ago. My brother is currently an alcoholic going through a relapse.”


“Everyone deserves a real chance at REAL SOBRIETY!”


“In memory of Steph Mattson”


“We are just so supportive of the wonderful work you are doing & wish you continued success in all of it!”


“I love what this mission is all about.”


“Great program”


“We just lost a dear friends son to addiction. Donation sent in his memory, to Nick. I am inspired by what this nonprofit is doing to help our community! Thank you”


“Colleen’s heart!!!!”


“Mental illness & addiction run in our family. God bless your mission!!”


“My wonderful friend Colleen who’s dream became a reality”


“Heard about your wonderful cause”


“Our continued support to such a needed service in our community assisting people in recovery trying to be the best person they can be”

“Assist in reaching your Fundraising Goal!!”

Help Us Help Others

There are several ways to offer your support to Stages of Transformation.
Whether it is your Time, Talent or Treasure, your contribution
will open doors of opportunity to those in their recovery journey and truly make a difference.


Your donations help to support our resource center in McHenry County that provides a safe environment with the necessary guidance, resources, and support for individuals to continue in their recovery journey and transform into the best version of themselves.


We are always on the lookout for great volunteers.

When you volunteer it gives you the opportunity to connect to your community and make a difference.
Helping others can make you feel happier and healthier and provides a natural sense of accomplishment.

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