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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

Call-in Recovery

Call the HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Center anytime to receive resources and develop your own Individual Recovery Success Plan (IRSP) to sustain long-term recovery. Receive family support in navigating family resources, the treatment system and overall healing for the families affected. Please call 1-855-850-HOPE for support.

About the HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Center:
The HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Center is led and governed by representatives of the local recovery community. HOPE Sheds Light is be a hub for community members to access peer-based recovery support services, community education and outreach programs, academic and vocational training, family strengthening and reunification programs, trauma-informed support services, family support groups, social/recreational outings, wellness workshops and physical activities for the whole family.

To learn more 732-244-0783

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ZOOM Finding HOPE All Recovery Support Meeting

Topic: Spring into Action, Focus: Boundaries and Compassion

Speaker: Gary Sheridan, CADC – Integrity House STAR Program

May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th

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 for the Finding HOPE ZOOM MEETING at https://hopeshedslight.as.me/Finding-HOPE

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Project Write Now

Project Write Now

Join us on Zoom
Highschool Grades 9-12

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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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. We will be meeting in person, space is limited. 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.

Registion is required. Pre-register at https://HOPEShedsLight.as.me/Youth-Yoga
For more information, please email heather@hopeshedslight.org

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Recovery Speaks: Pop-up Drive-In

Register to join us on May 13th. Bring the whole family. There will be games and activities. Space is limited.

This is an outside event with a Rain Date of 5/20/2021. We will be following all the required safety measures recommended by the CDC and Executive orders. Cars will be appropriately spaced and mask need to be worn when social distancing isn’t possible.

See you for our first Pop-Up Drive-In featuring the film “Inside Out”. Let’s support and celebrate friends and families directly affected by substance use disorder, and enjoy this Spring night under the stars.

Hope Sheds Light is embarking on a year long project to reduce the stigma related to addiction. Recovery Speaks … Embracing the Journey, is our anti-stigma movement focused on lifting up the voices of parents and families. Come out and meet our photographer and videographer, share your stories of hope, provide inspiration and be a part of our movement to celebrate families in recovery. You can make a difference and have fun doing it!

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The Phoenix Yoga

Join HOPE Sheds Light and The Phoenix for an evening of yoga in person at HOPE Sheds Light’s Butterfly Garden! 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

Register at https://HOPEShedsLight.as.me/Phoenix-Yoga 

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