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About Safehaven

We created SafeHaven Freedom Ministries in honor of Lake with a mission to reach our communities right in front of us with recognition, recovery, and resources. 

in loving memory of

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LAKE DISINGER

Garrett and Ada lost their middle son, Lake, tragically on October 30, 2021 to fentanyl poisoning. Following Lake's death, Ada and Garrett were called to start a teen recovery ministry, “For lake’s Sake,” bringing fentanyl and other drug awareness to the community through rallies, outreach, media, and cooperation with other organizations. Garrett & Ada have worked with Time to Revive, Discipleship and Equipping Ministry, Mining the Truth, Freedom Ministry, Inspiration Ministries, and Recovery Ministry. 

Safehaven Freedom Ministries exists to deliver recognition, resources and recovery by mentoring teens, young adults and veterans who want their freedom and faith restored. We believe that everyone is recovering whether that be from addictions, forgiveness, pain, trauma, PTSD, and more. We are here to help facilitate that recovery by offering guidance, resources, connections, and more. 

Garrett & Ada Disinger have been working in ministry since 2010. They are nationwide missionaries who are used to equip the community and church to go out and share the gospel. They have 3 sons, Zaine, Lake and Asher. Garrett and Ada lost their middle son, Lake, tragically on October 30, 2021 to fentanyl poisoning. Following Lake's death, Ada and Garrett were called to start a teen recovery ministry, “For lake’s Sake,” bringing fentanyl and other drug awareness to the community through rallies, outreach, media, and cooperation with other organizations. Garrett & Ada have worked with Time to Revive, Discipleship and Equipping Ministry, Mining the Truth, Freedom Ministry, Inspiration Ministries, and Recovery Ministry. 

Together, they have done church planting, helped churches and par-church organizations develop organizational structure. Garrett and Ada have received training through the Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference and are receiving certifications in Peer Recovery Coaching with Mental Health America of Indiana; CRAFT Community Reinforcement and Family Training with Overdose Lifeline, and Ada will receive her certification with, 'This Is Not About Drugs' (TINAD) youth program as a facilitator and trainer so she can go into schools with an educational program addressing the opioid health crisis. They also are Community Fentanyl Awareness Advocates for their ministry “For Lake's Sake” Teen Recovery Ministry. 

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GARRETT DISINGER

CEO/BoD President

Garrett Disinger, husband to Ada Disinger, Co-Founder of SafeHavenFM, is a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach and a Certified Mental Health First Aider with Naloxone Administering Training. With a background in leadership roles and marketing, Garrett's expertise is invaluable. Currently, he's spearheading the development of Indirect Fire, a forthcoming program within SafeHavenFM dedicated to supporting veterans.

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SARAH WIMER

Treasurer Board of Directors

Sarah is renowned for her unwaveringly positive, welcoming, and encouraging demeanor. With a diverse background including roles as a Plant Manager at Ball Brass and a receptionist at a Chiropractic Center, she currently excels in HR at Assmann Cooperation of America in Garrett, Indiana. Married for 24 years, she is the proud mother of five and grandmother of four, finding joy in family time and lakeside retreats. 

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ADA DISINGER

Creator/Co-Founder

With 15 years in natural cosmetology and 10 years in holistic health, she's now focused on healing through nutrition and wellness. Ada is studying Nutritional Therapy and the Gut & Psychology Protocol to become a Certified GAP Coach, aiming to create clean, organic products for anxiety, depression, and autoimmune disorders through SafeHaven Commodities. She's certified in various mental health roles and addiction recovery coaching, and she finds balance in nature and caring for her farm and home.

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AMANDA OTIS

Volunteer Photographer 

Amanda is the creative force behind Just BE Photography & Creative Media. Alongside managing her photography business, she's a mother to nine children, ranging from stepchildren to her own, spanning ages 5 to 25. In addition to her photography skills, Amanda is a writer and digital product creator, specializing in ebooks, notebooks, and other digital products covering photography, organization, passive income, and clean living

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AMANDA KELLEY

Secretary Board of Directors

Amanda's multifaceted background in coaching, caregiving, and mental health advocacy enriches her role within the organization. With extensive experience in the Dekalb Central School District, she serves as a bus driver while also contributing to suicide prevention efforts and leading recovery groups. Amanda's dedication extends to her work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Orchard Pointe Health Campus and her involvement in placing foreign exchange students with local families.

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