Winning Over Anger & Violence is a small nonprofit organization with a big mission: to reduce the cycle of violence in our homes, schools, and community. Winning provides free counseling to students in local schools, and subsidizes adult group counseling for men and women who can’t afford it. We help people develop new ways to deal with anger and violence. Both youth and adults say the counseling makes a huge difference in their lives.
How we help
Ongoing men’s and women’s groups
School group sessions
Winning has provided services since 1987, when a technician at a Central Oregon television station fielded a call from someone who wanted to find help with anger issues. The technician canvassed the community but couldn’t find an appropriate service for this caller.
The technician joined forces with other concerned community members, and together they formed Winning. They asked Bend psychologist Andy Schob to offer the first counseling services, and they asked for and received initial financial donations.
Ms. Stratton has a masters degree from Millersville University in Pennsylvania and did post-graduate training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. She has done intensive in-home family therapy, county mental health with families and adults, residential treatment with adolescents, and equine-assisted therapy. She currently is in private practice, provides Winning groups for local high schools and is a court mental health examiner.
Ms. McKee is a licensed professional counselor and is also licensed as a school teacher and school counselor. She trained at Western Oregon State College/Oregon State University and has worked with school behavioral issues since 1987 and with anger issues since 1992. She conducts Winning high school groups.
Mr. Boileau facilitates adult men’s groups.