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HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Center

The HOPE Sheds Light Recovery Centers serve as local hubs in Monmouth and Ocean counties for recovery support services offering a monthly calendar of workshops, support groups, and wellness activities designed for the whole family.

Ocean County Recovery Programs


Alateen offers a supportive environment where members share experiences and encourage others to cope with challenges. Members discuss difficulties and foster mutual support, guided by the principles of the Al-Anon program, including the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. This approach aids in personal growth and provides a framework for understanding and overcoming problems.

Ages: 13 – 19
Every Saturday
253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ. (Upstairs at 2nd Floor)
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Canvas & Cocoa HOPE Sheds Light Youth Center

Canvas & Cocoa is a creative and welcoming event designed for teenagers to explore their artistic abilities while enjoying the comfort of hot cocoa. This monthly gathering combines the joy of painting with the warmth of a supportive community, encouraging self-expression and creativity in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers a nurturing space for youth to discover their artistic potential and express themselves freely.

Ages: 13 – 17
The Last Saturday Of Every Month
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration Required.

For more information and to register, please contact Victoria at Victoria@HOPEShedsLight.org.

Ocean County College – All-Recovery Support Meeting

This peer-led group meets at the Ocean County College Wellness and Recovery Center, Building 4, Room 113, offering support and connection for those affected by substance use disorder.
Your presence can make a difference – we hope to see you there.

Time: 2:30-3:30 PM
Every Tuesday
Location: Building 4, Room 113

Finding HOPE: All Recovery Support Meeting – Toms River

This 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 opportunities for connections and to draw strength and hope from each other.

Meets Every Tuesday at our Ocean County Recovery Center
(253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ)
First, Second, And Fourth Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Third Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
For More Information, Please Reach Out To Victoria@HOPEShedsLight.org

Healing Hearts – A Grief And Bereavement Support Group

A grief and bereavement support group for anyone who has lost someone to substance use disorder. This is a safe, confidential place to go to know you are not alone and that support is available.

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
When: Every Thursday
Where: 253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ 08736

For More Information – Please Contact: Victoria@HOPEShedsLight.org

Weekly Yoga – Ocean

Join Us for Weekly Yoga At Our Ocean County Recovery Center!
(253 Chestnut Street Street Toms River, NJ 08753)
Every Wednesday From 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Find balance and center yourself. Build a healthy routine with Yoga, a gentle form of stretching and deep breathing. Open to all levels of experience. Mats Will Be Provided. No Cost To Participate.
Registration Required!
We Look Forward To Seeing You There!
For more information, please email Victoria@HOPEShedsLight.org.

Academic Support

It is never too late to further your education; let us help you on your education journey today!
Come to HOPE Sheds Light to help prepare you for a GED test.
To Register, please contact:
Monmouth County: Lindsey@HOPEShedsLight.org
Ocean County: Victoria@HOPEShedsLight.org

HOPE in the KITCHEN – Ocean County

Join HOPE Sheds Light at the JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River (1769 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753). Meet us on the THIRD THURSDAY of every month for information and resources.

We will be available to share resources and connect with the community while the JBJ Soul Kitchen cooks up lunch!
Please contact Emily@HOPEShedsLight.org for more information.