Several Important Announcements from Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc.

5 BIG announcements below:

1. A BIG Thank You!
Frequent readers will know that last week was our annual fundraiser breakfast at the Best Western University Inn. We raised $38000 to support the local recovery community. Can you believe it? THANK YOU for supporting our efforts. We’d especially like to thank the 40 table captains that made it possible. We also thank Gritman Medical Center and Washington Mutual for sponsoring the breakfast, and Flowers by Roxanne for the beautiful decorations. Finally, a BIG thanks to the 265 attendees that gave so generously.

At the breakfast we announced:
2. A BIG new partnership and expansion of services: We are ramping up to provide some crisis services. This is due to our partnership with the Crisis Response Network being developed amongst the 5 hospitals in central Idaho. We expect this service will start by June.

3. A BIG name change: As part of the above partnership we have changed our name to better reflect what we do. We are now Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc. (Okay, maybe this one’s only biggish.)

4. A BIG outreach effort to vets: We are pleased to have received funding from both the Idaho Division of Veterans Services and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to develop veterans support services. The first Veterans Coffee and Bitch Session is on 3/13 at 5:30pm at the American Legion Cabin on Howard St.

5. A BIG outreach to our rural communities. The State of Idaho has funded us to do recovery outreach in a couple of Latah county communities. Look for more news later this spring. (This wasn’t announced at the breakfast. It was in the newspaper last week).

See all the BIG news you miss when you sleep in? 😉

Now, onto our regularly scheduled programming-this weeks announcements and calendar.
Write for You’s latest writing exercise: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/03/11/write-for-you-doodles-of-kindness/

New support group this week: Veterans Coffee and Bitch Session is being held on 3/13 at 5:30pm at the American Legion Cabin on Howard St.

Don’t miss Recovery Radio on KRFP Thursdays, 1pm.

Here’s our March calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/march-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.docx.pdf

This Month at the Latah Recovery Center

BOY DO WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING STUFF GOING ON!

Tomorrow, 7am, is our annual fundraising breakfast. It’s at the Best Western. Looks like record attendance. GIANT thank you to all helping and/or attending.

Check out this great opportunity to see an internationally recognized speaker and get 6 CEs right here in the LC valley!
Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. She was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother died by suicide. She is a nationally and internationally known innovator in social change and has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and the nation’s first initiative for suicide prevention in the workplace. In this presentation, Dr. Spencer-Thomas will prepare clinicians to feel confident and capable to work with suicidal clients and guide them out of the darkness and back into the light.
Register by March 31 to receive the early bird discount!

Our friends at ATVP have their 40 hour volunteer training this March. Click here for the schedule: http://atvp.org/volunteer.shtml

Can you believe that we have now had 24000 client contacts since Sept. 2015? WOWZERS!

The latest writing prompt: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/03/05/write-for-you-when-you-dont-want-to/

Click here for our March calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/march-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.docx.pdf

March 2019 at the Latah Recovery Center.docx

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Mark your calendars for our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast! RSVPs required. Call 208-883-1045 or email this address to RSVP. Last years event was very full, with 250 attendees. Support the center, and have an inspiring breakfast learning about local recovery efforts. You can’t beat that! Contact us today!
Are you a vet? Help us reach out to area veterans! We’re trying to start some veteran specific coaching programs, and support groups. If you can help, plan to attend our informational meeting on 2/27 at either 11 or noon in the Clearwater Rm of the UI Commons. See you there!
Have you heard Recovery Radio on KRFP FM? Thursdays, 1pm. Or podcast on your favorite service anytime.
The latest from Write for You’s series of recovery writing prompts: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/02/26/write-for-you-mighty-winter/
Here’s our February calendar. https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Mark your calendars for our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast! RSVPs required. Call 208-883-1045 or email this address to RSVP. Last years event was very full, with 250 attendees. Support the center, and have an inspiring breakfast learning about local recovery efforts. You can’t beat that! Contact us today!

Are you a vet? Help us reach out to area veterans! We’re trying to start some veteran specific coaching programs, and support groups. If you can help, plan to attend our informational meeting on 2/27 at either 11 or noon in the Clearwater Rm of the UI Commons. See you there!

Have you heard Recovery Radio on KRFP FM? Thursdays, 1pm. Or podcast on your favorite service anytime.

Here’s our February calendar. https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Just ‘cuz it’s a snow day at ALMOST all the schools (We’re lookin’ at YOU, U of I!) doesn’t mean a day off from helping people recover from addictions and mental health issues. It’s a full week here!

Mark your calendars for our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast! RSVPs required. Call 208-883-1045 or email this address to RSVP. Last years event was very full, with 250 attendees. Support the center, and have an inspiring breakfast learning about local recovery efforts. You can’t beat that! Contact us today!

Are you a vet? Help us reach out to area veterans! We’re trying to start some veteran specific coaching programs, and support groups. If you can help, plan to attend our informational meeting on 2/27 at either 11 or noon in the Clearwater Rm of the UI Commons. See you there!

Have you heard Recovery Radio on KRFP FM? Thursdays, 1pm. Or podcast on your favorite service anytime.

Write for You’s latest writing prompt: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/02/11/write-for-you-a-big-fat-pen/

Here’s our February calendar. https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Month at the Latah Recovery Center

The latest prompt from Write for You: About That Groundhog. https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/02/04/write-for-you-about-that-groundhog/

February Calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

I am excited to announce the Region 2 Behavioral Health Board, in partnership with Public Health-Idaho North Central District, has scheduled a FREE Train the Trainer course for the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Region 2. This training will take place on April 22-23, 2019 at the Lewiston Public Health Department. These will be two full day trainings, ​full participation is required to become a certified SFP trainer.
The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for high-risk families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. More information can be found on their website: https://www.strengtheningfamiliesprogram.org/index.html
If you are interested in becoming a Strengthening Families Program facilitator, please fill out this registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFPREG
Please share this information with your colleagues.
Kind regards, ​
Sharlene Johnson, CPS
Regional Prevention Coordinator | Partnerships for Success
sjohnson@phd2.Idaho.gov (208)-816-3143