THE STAND - "When they take away our responsibility, its like they take our soul"
On a slow, quiet, street in the Nelson neighborhood of Muskegon, sits a small, unassuming craftsman house. Built during the economic booms of this boom-and-bust Midwestern town, this house has seen its share of love and neglect. Yet, unknown to many in the community, for the past 20 years, this house has been home to hundreds of neighbors needing family and support.
Set apart from the others, by a small letter-sized sign above the porch, that reads “The Lemonade Stand of Muskegon,” this house is an oasis for those who struggle with mental health and/or addiction issues. Neighbors who are not only looking for support but who also wish to be a support to others. As Judie, founder, and president of The Lemonade Stand, once shared, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and that's where the name came from.”
THE STAND can be viewed in its entirety in book form only. Get your copy HERE.