Soaring Toward Health
SOAR was founded in 1997 with the hope of improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness.
SOAR's mission is to assist consumers in developing their capabilities, talents and aspirations in a culturally competent, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented manner. SOAR strives on building supportive relationships based on mutual trust and respect while providing a warm, welcoming environment.
Support and Understanding
SOAR offers a full range of services, advice, and referrals for adults with mental health or substance use concerns. For over twenty-five years, SOAR has helped consumers recover and develop their capabilities with Comprehensive Community Services, a Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Case Management, Recovery Dane Information and Referral, Certified Peer Specialists, and the Solstice House Peer-Run Respite and Warm Line.
Solstice House Warmline
Warmline is a peer support service available to anyone in Wisconsin. When you call, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and brief description of the support you are seeking. Please note, if you do not leave a message we cannot give you a call back! At times, due to increased call volume, it may take us a few hours to get back to you, but generally you will get a call back within the hour! The phone number is (608) 244-5077 and is open to any resident in Wisconsin!
Staff and Board Members
Office Assistant: Andy Mayer
Case Manager: Carrie Schmit, MSSW
CEO (Cute Ears Officer): Deville
Case Manager: Ellie LeBouton, MS Rehabilitation Counseling Candidate
Operations Coordinator: Ethan Laughlin
Wastebasket Patrol: Glory
Case Manager, Communications Manager, ISDE Provider: Heather Andresen, MS
Clinical Director: Jessica Armbruster, LCSW
Nurse: Josie Herson
Greeter Dog: Bella
SOAR Executive Director: Laleña F. Lampe
Peer Support Group Coordinator & Peer Support Specialist: Lisa Marie Auter, CPS
Case Manager: Miranda O'Rourke
Peer Services Director: Nze Okoronta, CPS
Office Assistant: Peggy Michaelis
Case Manager: Rachmaan Weatherby
Solstice House Peer Specialist Supervisor: Rylee Jenich, CPS
Psychiatrist: Dr. Shelia Thakor, MD
Board of Directors
Jenifer Koberstein, Board President
David Kondrat, MSW, PhD.
Chef Dave Heide
Your donation will help SOAR provide the assistance and support that is being provided daily to the community we serve. Donations are used to help with a variety of additional support services. SOAR's ability to provide these additional services further our overall mission to support and address the important holistic aspects of overall personal wellness. Donations may be made on our website or sent to our office at 4513 Milwaukee Street Madison, WI 53714.