Recovery School gives café members and non-members the chance to grow, heal, take risks, discover, and surprise themselves by becoming what they never thought could be possible. All the courses offered are designed to provide support, wisdom, advancement for making healthier choices in building relationships. Recovery School participation helps improve the recovery journey in numerous ways:
- Class participation gives individuals significant things to do with their time which helps them stay out of their heads
- Helps them build relationships with people who are take recovery serious
- Offers mentors committed to help members dedicated to healing and growth
- Presents new ideas and new experiences that hopefully take them on a journey they never imagined was achievable
- Most importantly, our main goal of the School for Recovery is to help individuals become compassionate about something positive dive into it and begin to heal in every way possible.
Our Recovery School classes will be advertised on our website and on our facebook page. Once a Member of the Café, the Member can sign up for as many classes as they wish. For a Non-member, one can sign up for one class. (If you are a non-member and would like to sign up for one of the on-going classes that meets through the year, please contact Pamela Watkins.)
If you have any questions concerning Recovery School please contact Pamela Watkins at (937) 252- 5700 x 3224
Families of Addicts (FOA)
FOA is a support system that focuses on solutions, hope, and success. FOA wants you are to know you are not alone. FOA helps restore families, their goal is to transform lives using 3 E’s; Educate, Empower and Embrace. They have weekly support meetings in five counties throughout Ohio. In Miami County FOA is a respected resource for families who have been impacted by addiction. FOA has one-on-one phone support and outreach opportunities. The reason FOA is considered is due to the fact that they provide support for the entire family. FOA advocates for individuals to find their voice and figure out who they are. It is the key to eliminating the stigma which is associated with families and individuals who have been impacted by addiction. The Life Enrichment Center holds meetings on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. All are welcome.|
Care-Point has many reasons for coming to the Life Enrichment Center. They help individuals in numerous who otherwise would not seek out the assistance. They offer the Syringe Service Program on Friday’s from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. It offers a setting where individuals who use needles to inject drugs have the opportunity to exchange their dirty needles for clean needles. Although studies show it doesn’t decrease drug use, it does decrease HIV infection by 6% per year in the cities who have this program. Studies also show that due to decreasing HIV it is cost effective by preventing cost that treat individuals infected. Most important it saves lives. They also give referrals to individuals to social services, other health networks, and substance abuse treatment centers. Care-point disburses condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. They assist them in signing up for State healthcare. They have on-site HIV/AIDS education, free on-site HIV (20 minute) testing and counseling. They also have pregnancy test.
The Village Network empowers youth, families and individuals to learn how to build brighter futures. The Village Network believes every child, young adult, their families, and individual deserves to be nurtured and loved to live a healthy and positive life. For 72 years, The Village Network has provided loving treatment to support the emotional health, physical and behavioral health of children, families, and individuals. Needs of each individual are assessed and treatment plans are designed specifically to fit each individual to assist in a healthy transition from disruptive to permanent, healthy environments. The Village Network has a long history of numerous success stories. The mission of The Village Network is to work together in partnerships who have the same goals to empower while changing the lives of individuals and families to build brighter futures. The Village Network has begun utilizing The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics ™ along with Collaborative Problem Solving that addresses the needs of the individual. The services include community based services, residential treatment, and treatment foster care programs throughout our locations in Virginia, central and northeast Ohio. In order to receive our services at the Life Enrichment Center it is require to have an assessment/intake with one of our Behavioral Clinicians which TVN is located on the 2nd floor. You can either call the Dayton office to schedule the intake (937) 474-8772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org then the healing can begin.
Oasis House Trafficking
Globally throughout the United States a form of modern slavery still exists, it is called sex trafficking. Violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion are used by sex traffickers to compel adults and children to engage in commercial acts of sex against their will. Under U.S. federal law, minors 18 years of age and under persuaded into commercial sex trafficking victim regardless of whether or not the trafficker used fraud, coercion, or force.
Sex trafficking victims face situations which vary dramatically. Numerous victims develop romantic relationships with someone who then manipulates or forces them into prostitution. Many others are enticed by with dishonest promises of a job, such as dancing or modeling. Many are sold for sex by force by their parents or other family members. The victim could possibly be involved for years, months, weeks or days in the same trafficking situation.
Victims of sex trafficking can be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children, and LGBTQ individuals. Vulnerable populations are frequently targeted by traffickers, including runaway and homeless youth, as well as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, war, or social discrimination.
Sex trafficking occurs in a range of venues including fake massage businesses, via online ads or escort services, in residential brothels, on the street or at truck stops, or at hotels and motels.