Hands Across the Falls – 2019

Our 3rd annual event takes place on September 28, 2019

Join us to celebrate recovery efforts in our area.  We’ll gather at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge just before noon and line the east side of the bridge with a show of public support for the recovery community.  At noon we’ll honor those who have lost battles with addiction with five minutes of silence.

Immediately following, please visit our information and resource fair on Summit Parkway on the northeast corner of the bridge.

All are invited.  If you are in recovery, have a friend or family member who is struggling or are a community member who supports recovery efforts, please join us. 

Click HERE to find out how you can help support or volunteer for the event.

Follow along on our Facebook page to stay up to date on Hands Across the Falls 2019

 

Thank you to our community sponsors for their support:

 

 

 

 

 

Recovery Coach Training – Spokane

This training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to help remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeing or already in recovery.

This FREE training will be held over four days at Recovery Cafe Spokane.  Meals will not be provided during this training but you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Friday, October 19: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 26: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 27: 9:00am – 6:00pm

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christinem@community-minded.org.

 

If you need assistance with online registration, please view our step by step instructions.

 

Hands Across the Falls – 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual event, Hands Across the Falls. We’ll gather on the Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane Falls in a show of public support celebrating recovery. Join hands and show strength and unity for those in recovery.

Due to construction we will gather at the north end of the bridge.  This will be the only staging area.

September is National Recovery Month, help us celebrate the recovery movement. Friends, family, individuals, and organizations are invited to attend. We encourage organizations who support recovery to show their pride, wear shirts with your organization’s logo or bring banners and signs proclaiming your support.

 Follow along on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryCafeSpokane/ for updates and details as the date grows closer.

 

We are in need of volunteers, contact us at RecoveryCafe@community-minded.org to learn how you can help.

Hands Across the Falls 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2018

Jill Johnson

Communications Director

Community-Minded Enterprises

(509) 822-8040

JillJ@community-minded.org

 

Hands Across the Falls Returns to Spokane, Saturday, September 29th

Hundreds expected to line the Monroe Street Bridge to Celebrate Recovery

Spokane, Wash.  —   Hands Across the Falls (HAF) returns to Spokane Saturday, September 29 on the iconic Monroe Street Bridge. Recovery Café Spokane, the host for the event, created HAF as a public show of support celebrating recovery.

This event is for anyone – those touched by addiction or not. “Recovery should be celebrated,” said Georgia Butler, Director of Recovery Community Services at the Café. “Seeking help is a sign of strength not weakness,” added Butler.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a banner in support of recovery. Those connected with a treatment agency are encouraged to wear a shirt with their organization’s logo.

Last year HAF brought out more than 450 people; 2018 promises to be even larger, with more sponsors and agencies signing on to take part.

Logistics and Timeline

  • Those attending are asked to gather on the Northside of Monroe Street Bridge. Due to construction, south end access is discouraged.
  • Recovery Café Spokane asks that people arrive by 11:30am to receive final instructions.
  • Just before noon, attendees will be led onto the bridge.
  • At noon, a firetruck will sound a horn signifying the start of the event. At that time, everyone will join hands and stand quietly for four minutes.
  • Immediately following, there will be a Resource Fair at the lot on the Northside of the bridge, with all kinds of great information.  Food truck vendors will also be on site.

 

To mark the event, attendees will receive a commemorative medal. Hands Across the Falls shirts will also be available for purchase.

 

This event would not be possible without the support of Amerigroup, United Healthcare, Molina and American Behavioral Health Services.

About Recovery Café Spokane

Recovery Café Spokane is a project of the Spokane based non-profit Community-Minded Enterprises.

It was founded in February 2017 with a mission to serve people in recovery. Programs are designed to help people maintain their recovery, reduce relapses, fulfill their potential and reclaim their lives.

 Membership is FREE and open to anyone. Members are required to:

  1. Be 24-hours alcohol and drug free
  2. Attend a weekly Recovery Circle
  3. Help out at the café or support a member

 Recovery Café Schedule

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon – free lunch for members
  • Fridays at 10:30am – new member orientation

Contact Recovery Café Spokane at (509) 960-8529 or recoverycafe@community-minded.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RecoveryCafeSpokane/.

 

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Combating America’s Opioid Crisis Here in Spokane

Combating America’s Opioid Crisis Here in Spokane 

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse more than 115 people in the United States die every day after overdosing.

It is an epidemic. An epidemic Spokane’s Recovery Café (RCS) is battling, offering peer-to-peer mentoring, weekly support groups and education to those in recovery.

In the midst of this crisis, lawmakers are looking for solutions.  Representative Cathy McMorris Rodges is one of them.  She visited the Café and has been a champion of its work ever since.

In a June 26, editorial in The Spokesman-Review entitled “We’re Working to Combat America’s Opioid Crisis” the Congresswoman mentioned the Café. She said of the café and its team, “They are doing great work to create a community for people who are in recovery from opioid or other addiction.”

With the support of the community, RCS is committed to being a place of hope for those in recovery and their families.  The Café is grateful for the bipartisan support it has received since opening in February 2017.

About Us

Recovery Café Spokane is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in recovery. We are a program of Community-Minded Enterprises, and operate on state, federal and private funding as well as donations.  We have about 85 active members, and focus on serving people in Spokane County. Find us at 214 N Cedar Street. Learn more at https://community-minded.org/recoverycafe/ 

Recovery Coach Training – Burlington

The Recovery Coach Training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders. Learn to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeking or already in recovery.

This is a four day training and you will need to attend all four sessions, held on:

March 19th – 22nd / 9:00am – 5:00pm

North Cascades Seventh Day Adventist Church

800 Peacock Lane

Burlington, WA  98223

This training is FREE.  A light continental breakfast and snacks will be provided

For more information on this training or other training offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by North Sound Recovery Coalition and Access to Recovery. It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.

 

           

 

     

 

 

 

Recovery Coach Training – Everett

The Recovery Coach Training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeking or already in recovery.

This is a five day training and you will need to attend all five sessions, held on:

  • February 19th – 23rd 9:30am – 4:30pm each day

The cost for this training is $80, payable by check on the first day of class.

Meals will not be provided but we will discuss a plan for potluck lunches on the first day.

For more information on this training or other training offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by Recovery Cafe Everett and Access to Recovery.  It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.

Recovery Coach Training- Chehalis

This training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to help remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeking or already in recovery.

This is four day training:

  • Saturday January 20th and 27th 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday January 21st and 28th 10:00am – 6:00pm

St John’s Lutheran Church

2190 Jackson Highway

Chehalis, WA  98532

This training is FREE, and a light lunch with snacks will be provided during our sessions.

For more information on this training or other training offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by Rise Lewis County and Access to Recovery.  It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.

 

 

Ethical Considerations in Recovery Coaching

Recovery Cafe Spokane and Access to Recovery will host Ethical Considerations in Recovery Coaching.

This class is designed to help you better understand the ethical considerations in your everyday work as a recovery coach.

  • Understand what ethics are and why they are important to Recovery Coach Services
  • Learn how to stay in your lane as a Recovery Coach
  • Understand the decision making process
  • Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions

This is a FREE training over two days.

  • Saturday, January 20th 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, January 27th 9:00am – 5:00pm

For more information on this training or other trainings offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by Recovery Cafe Spokane and Access to Recovery.  It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.

             

 

Recovery Coach Training- Chehalis

This training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to help remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeking or already in recovery.

This is four day training:

  • Saturday January 20th and 27th 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday January 21st and 28th 10:00am – 6:00pm

St John’s Lutheran Church

2190 Jackson Highway

Chehalis, WA  98532

This training is FREE, and a light lunch with snacks will be provided during our sessions.

For more information on this training or other training offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by Rise Lewis County and Access to Recovery.  It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.