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!
Just in: dates for the final 2014 Recovery Coach training class. So far, COA has trained more than 70 recovery coaches, who are using their skills in their professional careers, service work (like at COA!), and personal lives. For details about COA's Recovery Coaches, click here.
This will be COA's 4th class, and will be held Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.
For details about this class, or to register, click here. If you are interested in this training, PLEASE REGISTER ASAP. There has been a lot of interest in this class, and we expect it to fill soon, especially since COA offers the class at a substantial discount to identical trainings from other organizations.
New Treatment Scholarship Program at COA
COA has just introduced a new scholarship program for people without health insurance/other resources.
These scholarships are funded thru a grant from the Mary Lou Mosner Memorial Family Fund, and honor the memory of Patrick Mosner, who passed in January 2012.
COA is including this fund as part of the Walk With the Angels fundraising, as both will be used for scholarships. To learn more about this new program (& Patrick) - or to make a donation to this team, which will be used specifically for these scholarships - click here.
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. It will feature live music from Dana Isles & Facedown as well as Dirty Jerzee (formerly Soulfire), testimonials from recoverees, great food, vendors & more....
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.
COA Angels at Trenton Thunder
The City of Angels baseball team, the Angels, will host a fundraising event at the Trenton Thunder.
COA will have 200 tickets for the Thunder's Friday night 7:05 pm August 29, game against the Reading Phillies at Thunder Stadium. Tickets are $11 and it's "Bobble-Head" give away night.
In addition, the Angels will play a game at Thunder Stadium against their NJABL rivals, the Mercer Panthers. The game will be on Sunday, August 24 at noon. More details to follow.
City of Angels is a non-profit, 501c.3 and proceeds will go to support COA's community outreach efforts with the Angels.
Stay tuned for a possible VIP fundraiser the night of the Aug 29 game in a Thunder Luxury box. Only twenty tickets will be available for this event.
The Angels star pitcher, twenty year-old Sage Ferraro, lost his battle with addictions on July 14 and will be remembered by City of Angels.
Please join us as City Of Angels Williamstown Chapter Family Group Meetings begin at the Pfeiffer Community Center, Conference Room B (upstairs), 301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown, NJ 08094.
Addiction is a Family Disease that is an "equal opportunity destroyer" that can inflict on any family regardless of where you live or who you are. There are no statistics or data that is driven by the emotional, physical, and mental effects caused by addiction.
However, there are ways to cope when a loved one suffers from substance dependency. Open communication is very important to re-establishing and maintaining a healthy family dynamic, during and after the addicted family member's treatment.
Deepening the understanding of substance abuse by sharing personal experiences and seeing that No One Has To Do This Alone is the first step to restore the balance not only in your own life you for the family as well.
COA's Family Support Group Meetings offer education, resources, peer support and hope for parents, family members, loved ones and those who are affected by the disease of addiction to encourage and promote Healthy Recovery for Families. Meetings are the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.
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.....
Exploriment with Recovery Musician Kathy Moser
Each week, recovery musician Kathy Moser explores the creative process for artists in recovery.....debunking the notion that drugs and music must always go together.
These shows feature great Indie music, interviews with inspiring performers and thought provoking topics. But while they focus on the creative process for artists, they are helpful & entertaining for EVERYONE....because we're ALL creative people, in our businesses, in our relationships and in our lives.