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March 23, 2011 Press Release
Recovery Support Network will offer its first training for prospective recovery coaches the week of April 11-15, 2011 in Machias, ME. This five-day training opportunity is designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach in Washington County. As the mission of Recovery Support Network is to provide transitional housing for women in recovery in Washington County, eligible participants will be women.
A Recovery Coach is one prepared to promote recovery by helping to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery and by serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The experience will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the purpose and practice of recovery coaching and will prepare people to successfully coach others through the recovery process. It will engage trainees in the sharing of tools and resources useful for providing recovery support and will help to develop the skills and peer support needed to link people in recovery to existing recovery-promoting resources within local communities.
The basic training curriculum being used was developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and has been generally recognized as a successful training model. Training participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. No fee will be charged for this training; however, donations will be welcomed. Participants will be asked to commit to volunteer a minimum of forty (40) hours with Recovery Support Network upon course completion. Recovery Support Network is also soliciting contributions to cover some trainee workbook costs. For more information, please call (207) 263-6272, email email@example.com, or contact the network using their web page or on Facebook.
November 25, 2009 Article
Machias Valley News Observer - 11/25/09
September 16, 2009 Press Release
MACHIAS, ME - To celebrate September as Recovery Month, on September 10, Kim McClure, Recovery Support Network Board Member and Secretary, travelled to Bangor to attend the 2nd Annual Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition (BARCC) Summit on behalf of the Machias based Recovery Support Network. The theme of the Bangor Area Summit was “Supporting Recovery as a Community Responsibility: Together We Learn, Together We Heal.”
July 6, 2009
Effective June 12, 2007, we became eligible to say:
The Recovery Support Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Your financial donations, in kind donations, and other gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
If you have made donations during the past two years, and would like documentation of their charitable nature for tax purposes, please contact us.
May 18, 2009 Press Release
The Quoddy Tides - 05/22/09 p. 13
The Recovery Support Network held its second Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Machias Savings Bank’s Community Room in downtown Machias. President June Ashmore opened the meeting with a Network introduction to the public as well as new members, “We are working very hard to provide . . . a transitional home for women in Washington County . . . who are actively pursuing recovery . . . and who desire to stay in Washington County, with or without their children.” She reviewed the last year’s progress, noting that, “Without the support of the Maine Lighthouse and Kathleen Miller, we would be nowhere near where we are now.” June went on to add that the Network was looking to include people who are passionate about recovery and show compassion for those pursuing it . . .
May 29, 2009 Article
Bangor Daily News - 05/29/09 sec. B, p. 3
Sharon Kiley Mack
MACHIAS, Maine — A grass-roots group of concerned residents began meeting nearly three years ago to plan a transitional home for women in Washington County with drug or alcohol addictions.
This month they moved into the next phase: buying a residence in Machias.
The Recovery Support Network is in the midst of sensitive negotiations, Marta Conlin, program director, said this week, so details are being kept private. But purchasing the house has been a long-term goal, RSN members said. . .
May 20, 2009 Article
Machias Valley News Observer - 05/20/09 p. 3
Christine E Laurel
A safe place, a sober place, a structured home environment for women in recovery, this is the mission of the Recovery Support Network (RSN). Formed in 2006, this grassroots agency seeks to fill a need for transitional housing - a missing piece among Washington County's wealth of programs for women in treatment for addiction and/or alcoholism.
May 4, 2009 Press Release
The Recovery Support Network will be holding its second Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room in downtown Machias. The supper, social and business meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. The Annual Membership Meeting is open to Members and the general public, providing an opportunity for us to gather to good purpose, enjoy good company and good food, and increase the opportunities for women in Washington County who are in early recovery from substance abuse . . .
March 9, 2009 Press Release
MACHIAS, ME – The Recovery Support Network is pleased to announce the addition of Märta Conlin
as Program Director for its transitional housing initiative, developed in conjunction with Bar Harbor
based Maine Lighthouse. Ms. Conlin will be working in Machias with a broad group of volunteers to
develop a safe, sober and supportive home environment for Washington County women in early
recovery from alcoholism or addiction, either alone or with their children.
Please join us at 11 Lincoln St., Machias, ME to
Recovery Support Network
Saturday December 4, 2010 - 5pm
Elm Street School
East Machias, ME
October 12, 2010
Thursday June 17, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
at the Machias Savings Bank's Community Room in downtown Machias
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Monday, November 16, 2009
4 p.m. to 6 p/m.
Helen's Restaurant, Machias, ME
"This event is an opportunity for you to drop by and chat with Recovery Support Network members, staff, and other allies: learn more about what we are doing, what we need help to do, and how we can work together to establish a safe, sober, and structured transitional home with 24/7 support for Washington County women in early recovery from substance abuse, with or without their children!"
Friday, August 7, 2009 - Informational Booth
Pleasant Point Health Center Health Fair - 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Youth & Rec Center
Rte. 190, Sipayick, ME
Saturday August 8, 2009 - Informational Booth
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Main Street, Calais, ME
Saturday & Sunday August 15 & 16, 2009 -
Informational Booth & Dunk Tank
Court Street, Machias, ME
May 11, 2009 Radio Interview
WQDY/WALZ Street Beat with host Bill Connolly
Maine is the First State to Release its Substance Abuse Services Report Card
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