This Week at the Latah Recovery Community Center

National Recovery Month is September-here’s what we’ve planned:
Press Release
September marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month in the United States. The Latah Recovery Community Center has plans to recognize recovery in big ways!! The Idaho celebration kicks off with the Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride motorcyclists riding into Moscow August 31st. September 14th will be “Family and Teen Mental Health and Substance Info Day” at the Recovery Center. On September 21st, displays will be presented at City Hall showing how “The Opioid Crisis Hits Home”. The month concludes September 28th at the Fairgrounds with a big 4th birthday bash and Recovery Festival celebrating those in recovery. Further information will be released closer to each event. For more information, call the Latah Recovery Community Center at 208-883-1045, visit our website latahrecoverycenter.com, or check us out on Facebook,

We’re still looking for two rural outreach coordinators to work in the Potlatch and Deary/Kendrick areas. This is a part time and temporary one year position. It’s a great chance to make a difference for your community! Search closes on Labor Day. Contact latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for the job description.

The latest writing prompt from Write for You is here: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/08/18/1471/

New podcasts from Recovery Radio can be found on itunes and googleplay.

August Calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/august-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

August at the Latah Recovery Community Center

Hard to believe it, but August is almost here!

Your Recovery Community Center has a busy month planned-as you will see by the following calendar.
We are beginning our Veterans and Rural Community Outreach, and have a couple of part time openings. If you are interested contact latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com!
We are also nearing completion of our Crisis Services expansion. Everything is framed, with plumbing and drywall coming soon. Look for that to open in September! This service means we will have a facility for people in a behavioral health crisis to calm down, learn about resources, and receive services for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes. We are partnering with a large number of local service providers as part of the Rural Crisis Center Network to make this happen.

Have you heard of I-ROAR? It’s a statewide motorcycle ride for recovery. Its coming thru town on Aug 31! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iroar-idaho-recovery-open-awareness-ride-tickets-60308681891

Here’s the latest from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/07/30/write-for-you-looming-letters/

Here’s the August Calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/august-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

August 2019 at the Latah Recovery Center

LRCC is HIRING! And regular weekly announcements

HIRING
We are hiring two part-time staff as part of a rural outreach program to Potlatch and Deary/Kendrick. This is a part-time, temporary job thru June 2020. If you are knowledgable of either of these communities, and eager to see recovery efforts in our communities grow, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU! Contact latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for a copy of the job description.

The latest from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/07/23/write-for-you-an-alphabet-of-opposites/

Moscow is fortunate to be hosting North Idaho’s Peer Support Connection Conference this year in September. Register here: https://www.empoweridaho.org/north-idaho-peer-support-connection-conference/

Here’s the July calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/july-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Community Center

Moscow is fortunate to be hosting North Idaho’s Peer Support Connection Conference this year in September. Register here: https://www.empoweridaho.org/north-idaho-peer-support-connection-conference/

Here’s the latest writing prompt from our Write for You group: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/07/08/write-for-you-invent-something/

Here’s some numbers for ya: since opening Sept. 2015 we have offered 2198 recovery coaching sessions! WOWZERS! Hats off to RJ and her corp of Recovery Peer Volunteers for doing this vital work for our community. Y’all are awesome!

Here’s the July calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/july-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

Of special note is the beading class by Jeanne Leffingwell on July 8 and 29, 6-7:30; our annual picnic on July 20, 1-5pm at Ghormley Park AND the Latah Co. Historical Society Ice Cream Social on uly 28, 1-4pm at McConnell Mansion. See you!

Write for You: Invent Something

by Nancy Casey

Imagine that you have been given the sudden ability to invent something new. What would it be?

There are lots of ways to invent something and many different types of inventions.

Many inventions are something like machines. You could invent a robot that behaves in a certain way. You could invent something to add to your body that gives you new abilities, such as special glasses or an extra limb.

You don’t have to limit yourself to inventions that obey the laws of gravity, biology, or time. You don’t have any restrictions at all when what you are inventing is imaginary.

Maybe you would like to invent something where you press a button. Press the button and then what happens?

Many inventions do some kind of useful work, such as building something or moving things around. Some inventions aren’t particularly useful. Instead they might do something that is interesting or beautiful.

Not all inventions are for doing things. Imaginary worlds, for instance, simply exist. You could invent one of those.

You could invent a language, or a new way of communicating. You could invent a conversation that didn’t take place and then invent a way to insert it into the past.

A person could invent plants or animals or living creatures that are neither or both.

What would you like to invent? Think about it while you set up your page. Draw a line where the title will go and set off some space for illustration if you like.

Describe your invention. Tell what it looks or tastes or feels like. Is it useful? Silent? Funny? Explain why it’s a good idea. Tell who will appreciate it and who will dislike it. Invent as many details as you can.

If you finish writing about one invention and still have room on the page, write about another one.

When you have finished writing, read over your work. Add decoration and color to the page if you would like. Sometimes a little doodling helps you think up a good title. Write the title at the top of the page and make sure the date is on it somewhere, too. Here is an example of what a person could write.

You can share what you have written by posting it as a comment below. To do that, you can type in your work. Or post a picture of it.


Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. You can find more of her work here. She leads a writing workshop at the Recovery Center on Thursday evenings at 5pm. Anyone can drop in—just show up. You can attend just for fun or work to earn a writing certificate. To sign up or get more information, contact Nancy or the Latah Recovery Community Center.

July at the Latah Recovery Community Center

Hard to believe the 4th of July is upon us! Celebrate safely. And, stop by the center if you need a safe space. We’ll be open.

Here’s the latest writing prompt from our Write for You group: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/07/01/write-for-you-so-many-coats/

Here’s some numbers for ya: since opening Sept. 2015 we have offered 2198 recovery coaching sessions! WOWZERS! Hats off to RJ and her corp of Recovery Peer Volunteers for doing this vital work for our community. Y’all are awesome!

Here’s the July calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/july-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

Of special note is the beading class by Jeanne Leffingwell on July 8 and 29, 6-7:30; our annual picnic on July 20, 1-5pm at Ghormley Park AND the Latah Co. Historical Society Ice Cream Social on uly 28, 1-4pm at McConnell Mansion. See you!

 

July 2019 at the Latah Recovery Center