We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
We have a wonderful opportunity for men in recovery: a group of volunteers has donated a large selection of new clothes from Kohl's. All sizes, casualwear.
If you or a loved one are in recovery, or on your way to treatment/sober living - and have a need in this area, please contact Bill G (609-587-7215).
Update: Walk with the Angels
The new numbers are in. In the first 6 months of 2014, COA paid over $30,000 for 50 young people to receive medical care, enter sober living and/or begin long term treatment for addiction. Without this support, many would not be in recovery today.
If you make charitable donations, please consider supporting COA. We're doing a major fundraiser right now. Tom Garofola, a longtime friend of the recovery community and leader of The Breakfast Club, a support group for families dealing with addiction, has generously offered to match all donations up to a total of $1,000. To donate to his fundraising team, The Breakfast Club, click here.
The Breakfast Club meets each Sunday morning at the Dwier Center (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ) and is open to all. If you haven't checked it out yet, drop by!
To visit the main fundraising website for Walk with the Angels, click here.
Walk With the Angels will be held onSeptember 14, 2014 in Mercer County Park to will support continued scholarships for recovery.
The goal is to raise $50,000 and 100% of that will be used to send people to treatment for addiction and/or get them into sober living or medical care.
*COA is a service organization: all COA services are completely free of charge and everyone who works for COA is a volunteer. That means we can be completely objective and impartial, recommending the best options for our clients, based upon their individual situations. For help with a drug problem, call COA at 609-910-4942 or visit us online atwww.cityofangelsnj.org.
Affirmation Mirror Workshop
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone in Recovery!
This is a 2 day workshop using a combination of the technique of mosaic and layering! We will start with an 8 x 8 inch square of wood.....and a piece of mirror.......and create a personalized inspirational beautiful piece of Art that will remind you each time you look at it how wonderful you are and how much you are loved!!
The cost of this workshop is: $40.00 (which is un-heard of for a 2 day workshop!)
This includes all materials to create a finished project
Square Peg's Cindy R. will work with you the entire time to help you learn and create your own personal Affirmation Mirror filled with your own personal messages that will help you each time you look at it to change those negative thought patterns that run through our minds every day! Cindy knows because she is also in addiction recovery and found a wonderful and fun way to express herself through Art!! "I do not have any degrees in Art," she says. "I just know what makes me happy and I allow myself to play! I would love to show you what I have learned.....and invite you to come and play too!"
The DATES : Saturday August 16th & Sunday August 17th The TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00
Seating is limited......registration can be made by phone.
This is open to only those affiliated with COA! Payment must be made in full 7 days before the class is to start to ensure your space! This will be a FUN and inspiring workshop done in an open laid back informative environment!
The only materials you will need to bring if you wish are those things that are meaningful to only you that Cindy may not have .....ie. broken plates or little statutes etc., charms coins special broken jewelry tiny toys etc that you can incorporate into your piece that would only mean something to you!
Let's Talk About Recovery!
With 10 original shows, COARR plays Recovery Talk 24/7/365....past shows are available online atwww.coaradio.com/pastshows.html and in each show's online archive.
Tune in thru the smartphone app (free in the iphone/droid stores) or on www.coaradio.com to hear what's playing now.....
New on COARR! Wellness in Recovery.
This groundbreaking new show brings some very important ideas & resources to the recovery community - things that have proven beneficial in the "outside" world - and adapts them specifi
cally for recoverees.
And the show host, Nancy Tilelli, couldn't be more perfect! You may remember her from COA's Wellness Day in March. She is also aCOA-certified Recovery Coach and a health & wellness coach.