Please consult the Calendar for the day and time of these Recovery related activities and groups.
Advocacy and Outreach
This group will provide the opportunity to develop skills to self-advocate and advocate for peers as well. These are skills we can take beyond our center and into the larger community.
Why is it important to learn to speak up for yourself? Find out why, and join us in the process of finding our own voices. It’s a process that takes time and commitment, but is well worth the journey.
Connections Challenge Club
A Challenge Club is a group of people who meet to support each other in taking on a personal challenge. Join us to grow and stretch as you reach your goals. Challenges are very individual and there are no hierarchies of challenges. For one person, it might be going to the doctor, for another, it might be climbing a mountain or reconnecting with a family member.
Depression/Anxiety Support Group
Get support from each other! Share what you know about depression and loss, how it has impacted you in the past or is affecting your life right now. How have you managed overwhelming feelings of sadness? Sometimes it helps to explore what is happening in your life that might be triggering this. Is depression trying to tell you something? What have you lost? Increased anxiety may also be a vehicle of communication: What has happened? Are you afraid? Is this about my life now or another time, another circumstance?
Dual Recovery Group
A group for those in recovery from both mental health challenges and substance misuse. Each month we will touch upon a different theme, such as honesty or gratitude.
Hearing Voices Group
Do you hear voices, see visions, or have similar sensory experiences? Somewhere between 3% and 10% of the population has experiences like these. Hearing Voices groups are here to support anyone who has these experiences by providing opportunities to talk about them freely and without judgment among peers. We support anyone who has these experiences to explore, learn, and grow from them in their own way.
Intentional Peer Support Group (IPS)
This group is for learning more about IPS and why it is so important in a Peer Support Agency. Each group is a different topic. We may be considering one of the four tasks – Connection, Worldview, Mutuality, Moving Towards. It’s a challenge and an opportunity to self-reflect and connect with others.
Do you have something you want to share with your peers at Connections? Start out your day as part of a supportive peer network, where everyone is heard and really listened to. This is your opportunity to share the things that are sometimes difficult to say, knowing you are in a safe, supportive place.
WRAP- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (developed by Mary Ellen Copeland)
WRAP is about developing your own wellness plan. This has proven to be a powerful tool for self-determination and empowerment in the journey to recovery. To ensure you have a plan when feelings become more than you can handle, join us for this group. It is adaptable and flexible; it can be used for general wellness or can be tailored to help with a variety of challenges. In addition to the generic WRAP group, we also focus on smoking and addiction.