September/October 2018 15 community members with a rich history of devoting themselves personally and professionally to saving lives, eliminating stigma, and offering solutions to the addicted and their families join forces to create our Vision Team.
November/December 2018 Vision Team assembles. Vision Team tours. Peer Recovery Support Centers in Bucks County and North Philadelphia. Strategy sessions begin. Needs assessment conducted. Research continues. Mission, vision solidified. Name developed. Positioning statement determined. More than 380 volunteer hours.
January/February 2019 Vision Team identifies appropriate programing. “Clean up” day announced. 30 volunteers showed up. Hiring sub committee determines skill sets and qualifications for program coordinator and volunteer coordinator positions. More than 400 volunteer hours.
March/April 2019 House sub committee addresses technology and security needs. Space requirements finalized for lending library, retail space, etc. Furnishings selected. Program supplies identified. Coordinator candidates interviewed. Soft opening planned. More than 450 volunteer hours.
The need for recovery support continues to grow.
Percentage increase since 2014.
Overdose deaths by age: 2017.
Overdose deaths by age: 2017.
HELP US MAKE THE RIGHT CHANGE.
We believe the Recovery Bank is important because we cannot simply send someone away for treatment and think they will get well,…we need to look at a holistic approach to recovery, and also give them the necessary peer support so they can stay substance abuse free.
At Outreach, we believe and support our shared core values with The Recovery Bank: Respect for individual differences; All personal growth is achievable; Positive connections build strong families and a strong community.
The Recovery Bank is an exciting project that will allow the stigma of addiction to be softened and provide opportunities for participants and volunteers to learn new skills that enhance the quality of their lives while permitting them to connect to other individuals and the communities they live in.
The Recovery Bank is one of the most important assets ever to be placed in the city of Scranton. Helping others only makes us stronger.
In Lackawanna County we have an abundance of community resources that get overlooked because people are unaware of those tools, the Recovery Bank will be a great asset to bring awareness of those resources and gives an opportunity to Recovery community members to utilize their experiences in helping others.
I am fully committed to the The Recovery Bank programing and its focus on Hope and Gratitude! The Recovery Bank peer to peer programming encourages individuals and their families on various pathways to recovery to become active participants in the development of their recovery. The Recovery Bank is a safe and secure place where individuals in various phases of recovery, family members and the community can engage activities, access essential information and programming conducive to healing, connectivity and development of life and recovery skills, I am all in!
Finally, a place to call our own. Where persons who are serious about recovery will be offered countless ways to invest in life. And have a lot of fun doing it.