Recently at an education group at Phoenix Programs individuals seeking long term recovery took time to think about situations that might occur during the coming holidays that could TEAR at their recovery (Traditions, Expectations, Attitudes, Routines). Here you see a photo of the list generated by the group. Many reported the holidays were a source of stress for them for reasons unique to recovery. Some of those challenges were lack of support for recovery, expectations to use or drink with friends or family, questions about how to celebrate without using, and having to choose between attending support group
November 16, 2010 Rhiannon Pearson, Bea Stricker and Jarin Wood attended a grant writing workshop presented by Development Systems, Inc. As Phoenix Programs continues to diversify and apply for new sources of funding, this interactive workshop included the following objectives: · Requirements for a federal grant application · Creating goals and objectives · Development of logic models · Development of project budgets · Funding sustainability This workshop enhances the strength and skill set our staff can offer as applications and proposals are developed.
Paul talks with Heather Harlan, CRPS at Phoenix Programs, Inc., about making the decision to quit smoking. click here to listen…..
On Thursday, November 18 Phoenix Programs is encouraging smokers to · use the date to make a plan to quit · give up smoking for 1 day in observance of this day · work on a plan to quit · sign up for Freedom From Smoking which starts Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 5:30pm · find a friend who has been thinking of quitting and work together to plan or attend a class Here’s an easy step you can take on November 18, 2010 to a new life living tobacco free– Call 573-777-3007 Talk with or leave a message for
November 4 and 5 Heather Harlan attended and represented PPI at the State NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Conference in Lake Ozark, MO. Heather is pictured here with Cindi Keele, Executive Director of NAMI Missouri. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI’s greatest strength is the dedication of our