Thursday, March 19, 2015

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
March 17, 2015

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New to The Council!

Linda Brooke, is our new Manager of Marketing and Business Development for The Council. She has extensive experience working in Marketing Communications and Public Relations for social service agencies as well as for health care and business advocacy. Her background includes strategic planning, branding, project and event management, media relations, and writing and editing for print materials and social media outlets.

Linda's responsibilities include implementing marketing plans and business development opportunities; managing advertising, promotions and public awareness campaigns; and enhancing the overall image, social media interactions and communications in our five-county area.

She will also develop collateral materials with a unified look; coordinate fundraising events and donor development opportunities; and develop copy for our website, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and news releases.

Linda will be based out of Unit 12 in Doylestown, but will also spend time at our other sites getting to know our staff and programs. To find out more, you can connect with Linda on LinkedIn, or contact her at or 215-345-6644 xt. 3115. 

Steve Calderbank, is our new Recovery Centers Coordinator, responsible for oversight and management of the Bucks County Recovery Centers (Central Bucks, Southern Bucks and the Women's Center in New Britain). 

Over the last few years, Steve has been a volunteer with PRO-ACT and the Central Bucks Vision's Team. He's offered valuable input to the Veterans Committee and Work Release Center, the Mentor Plus program, the Recovery Toolkit and several workshops.

In his new role, he will be focused on a collaborative and coordinated approach, incorporating recovery principles and values into our programs and operations. His goal is to lower barriers and improve our process while still maintaining our standard of offering high quality programs.

Steve's background includes his role as Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. military, which included spending the last seven of his 20 years of active duty as a Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor.  That position was basically a combination of The Council's roles of Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and Prevention Specialist.

To learn more, you can connect with Steve on LinkedIn, or contact him at 215-345-6644 xt. 2020 or
This Week in The Intelligencer
"Spreading heroin antidote to loved ones"
Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., Prevention Point Philadelphia and The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. team up for Naloxone Trainings.     

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
April 1, 2015 1 pm - 2:30 pm at Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
April 1, 2015 10 am - 1 pm and 5 pm - 7:30 pm at Philadelphia Recovery Training Center 
April 10, 2015 1 pm - 2:30 pm at Central Bucks Recovery Community Center

Group Leadership/Facilitation Training
March 27, 2015 1 pm - 3 pm at Central Bucks Recovery Community Center
April 8, 2015 1 pm - 3:30 pm at Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
April 9, 2015 10 am - 1pm and 5 pm - 8 pm Philadelphia Recovery Training Center

Please contact the volunteer coordinator for questions or to attend.  

Open Mic Night! Friday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center(SBRCC), 1286 Veterans Highway, D-6, Bristol PA. Join us as guests or performers- comics, singers, poets, musicians, bands. $5 donation requested.  Contact Karen at 215-788-3738 xt. 100 for more information.      

Planning to Sustain Recovery - every Tuesday 7 - 8:30 pm and every Thursday 10 - 11:30am at Central Bucks Recovery Community Center (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 register email or call Jeanne at 215-345-6644 xt. 3120.  

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 Mondays of the month at 11:00 am at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 xt. 3151 or email for more information.

To find out what's happening at our centers, Click here for March calendars!   

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