Wednesday, February 11, 2015

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
February 10, 2015

Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333

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The Council and PRO-ACT Featured in 
NCADD's "Affiliate Spotlight"
The Council is a proud Affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, an organization that provides education, information, help and hope to the public and those who need assistance confronting the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence. This month we are thrilled to be featured in the Affiliate Spotlight article!

PRO-ACT works to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment and recovery support services, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery.

Through PRO-ACT, the Council offers a multitude of services to the Recovery Community. Two of these services are the Family Education Program and the Mentor Plus Program. Read the full article here.

The Family Education Program

The Family Education Program is an education-support program that gives participants the tools they need to address addiction/recovery in the family constructively and begin their own process of healing and recovery.

The free three-week program covers the topics of Understanding Addiction/Recovery, Impact on Family and Developing Your Next Steps as well as training on the use of Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal agent. 

Programs run in Bristol and Colmar the first three Thursdays of the month from 7 - 9 pm; in Media the first three Tuesdays of the month from 7 - 9 pm; in West Chester the first three Wednesdays of the month from 7 - 9 pm; and at the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center the first three Saturdays of the month from 10 am - noon.

We are excited to announce the newest location, the Anna Straw Initiative, that runs the first three Mondays of the month at Deep Run Presbyterian Church in Perkasie, PA from 7 - 9 pm.    

Call 800-221-6333 for information and to register for these programs.

Certificate in Supporting Youth Recovery Program Kicks Off in Philadelphia

Our Philadelphia cohort is off to a great start!  This new and innovative certificate program prepares individuals to provide peer-based recovery support services to youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Applications are still being accepted for our Doylestown and Rosemont cohorts!  

Volunteer for The Council/PRO-ACT !!

Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators:
Central Bucks:  Email or call Rick at 215-345-6644
Southern Bucks:  Email or call Karen at 215-788-3738 x100
Philadelphia: Email or call She-Ria at 215-233-7700 or Email John or call 215-923-1661 
Chester, Delaware and Montco: Email or call John at 215-923-1661
PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! Committees: Email  or call John at 215-923-1661

Volunteer Training Schedule
Volunteer Orientation Training
Feb. 13, 2015  1 pm - 2:30 pm at Central Bucks Recovery Community Center, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown PA 18901

Group Leadership/Facilitation Training
Feb. 11, 2015  1 pm - 3:30 pm at Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center, 1286 Veterans Highway, D-6, Bristol, PA 19007
Feb. 12, 2015  10 am - 1 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm at Philadelphia Recovery Training Center, 444 N 3rd Street, Suite 307, Philadelphia, PA 19123
February 27  1 pm - 3 pm at Central Bucks Recovery Community Center, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Peer Mentoring Training
Feb. 13, 20 and 27, 2015 11 am - 3 pm at Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center, 1286 Veterans Highway, D-6, Bristol, PA 19007

Please contact the volunteer coordinator for questions or to attend.
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Planning to Sustain Recovery - every Tuesday 7 - 8:30 pm and every Thursday 10 - 11:30 am at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Unit 12, Doylestown.  Educational support group to help individuals in all stages of recovery plan goals and action steps to sustain recovery. To registeremail or call Jeanne at 215-345-6644.  

Gateway to Work every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am at SBRCC, 1286, Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol; Mon. - Fri. the first week of the month at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave., #6, Philadelphia, PA 19132; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or email for more information.

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