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HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Center

The HOPE Recovery Center serves as a local hub for recovery support services offering a monthly calendar of workshops, support groups and wellness activities designed for the whole family.

Recovery Programs

Zen Den

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (ages 7 – 10)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ages 11-15)

Join HOPE Sheds Light and Zen Den founders, Michelle Anglisano and Kristen McDermott, for mindful meditations. Michelle and Kristen use a research-based approach to conduct a relaxing and informative workshop which provides meditations and discussions around different topics. Using mindful meditations and discussion, the children/pre-teens will learn to journey through their life with a few new attitudes to help them with daily situations.

Pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot now.
Email Heather at heather@hopeshedslight.org

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Healing Hearts

A grief and bereavement support group for anyone that lost someone to substance use disorder. This is a safe, confidential place to go to know you are not alone and support is available. Pre-register now to secure your spot.

Please contact Pam at pam@hopeshedslight.org to register.

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Youth Yoga

Children ages 7-12

HOPE Sheds Light is partnering with Yoga University NJ to bring you Youth Yoga. Yoga University’s C.O.R.E program was designed to empower students to learn and thrive in a supportive climate. We offer fun and meaningful opportunities to grow, stay motivated, stay healthy, and above all, to feel valued!

Concentrate: Pay attention in the present moment.
Observe: Breathe and move efficiently to improve understanding of body and mind and how to care for them.
Realize: build skills in self-management, communication, coping, and social interaction.
Empower: create the conditions to realize goals and aspirations.

Each week we will gain breath awareness, practice basic yoga postures, play games, learn relaxation techniques, and establish goals to help us stay focused and happy!
Yoga University hopes that students of all ages take time every day to concentrate, observe, realize and empower. Set the COREnerstones for your success. You are you, and you are amazing!

Jennifer Scamorza is the founder of Yoga University NJ, a program that is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of schools, organizations, businesses, communities, and families throughout New Jersey. Jennifer’s 15 years of experience in NJ Public Schools include classroom instruction, coaching, curriculum development, and team leadership. She is a certified yoga instructor with 800+ hours of training and has been leading yoga classes and wellness programs since 2009. Jennifer specializes in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Healing and Recovery, Yin Yoga, and Children’s Yoga. She works with students of all ages, life paths, and learning abilities in schools and various outreach communities.

Register at https://HOPEShedsLight.as.me/Youth-Yoga
For more information please email heather@hopeshedslight.org

Children ages 7-12

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Finding HOPE All Recovery Support Meeting

Topic: The Storm of addiction; Focus on education surrounding the disease and the progression of addiction.

April 6th, April 13th
Speaker: Dawn Belamarich, Recovery Centers of America

April 20th, April 27th
Speaker: Trish Caldwell MFT LPC CAADC CCDP-D CCTP
Vice President of Family and Clinical Programming, Recovery Centers of America

This virtual peer-led support group meeting is open to all individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder. The discussion is facilitated by individuals and family members who have shared lived experiences and a strong recovery base. The group provides opportunity for connections and to draw strength and hope from each other. We will also introduce topics focused on cultivating a recovery capitol within the whole family with group sharing and discussion encouraged. Guest speaker will speak on a topic surrounding education, knowledge and experience at 6:00pm on Facebook followed by our 6:30pm Zoom meeting. Registration is required. Pre-register at https://hopeshedslight.as.me/Finding-HOPE

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The Phoenix Yoga

Join HOPE Sheds Light and The Phoenix for an evening of yoga in the comfort of your own home. The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we can rise, recover, and live. Register at https://HOPEShedsLight.as.me/Phoenix-Yoga and please sign a first visit waiver at www.thephoenix.org/first-visit/ and please register at https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/live-streaming/40235215

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Project Write Now

Project Write Now

Join us on Zoom
Highschool Grades 9-12
4-week course beginning March 10th

HOPE Sheds Light and Project Write Now founded by educator and writer Jennifer Chauhan to bring you creative writing workshops.

Do you love to write? Or are you curious about what creative writing is all about? Then join PWN as we use fun prompts to inspire us and then share our work (only if you choose). Get your thoughts out and down on the page, create a story or poem, or escape into your own imaginative world. Use this dedicated time and space to write, reflect, and reconnect with what really matters to you. No writing experience necessary.
Preregistration is required, please email heather@hopeshedslight.org to register.

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Butterfly Garden Volunteers

It’s that time of year again, Spring is in the air and we are welcoming volunteers to be a part of making our garden beautiful. Volunteers will prune, freshen up and weed the garden this season.

Please register in advance to ensure that we have no more than 8 volunteers at a time. Please bring a mask and social distancing is required. Email Heather at heather@hopeshedslight.org with any questions.

Registration is required. Pre-register at https://HOPEShedsLight.as.me/Butterfly-Volunteers

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