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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.

Meeting Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ.
(Upstairs at 2nd Floor)
Ages 11-17

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.

We will also introduce topics focused on cultivating a recovery capital within the whole family, with group sharing and discussion encouraged. Guest speaker will speak on a topic surrounding education, knowledge, and experience at 6:00 PM on Facebook, followed by our 6:30 PM meeting.

Meets Every Tuesday From 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For More Information, Please Reach Out To Nancy@HOPEShedsLight.org


Healing Hearts – A Grief And Bereavement Support Group

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 that support is available.

Join us IN PERSON at HOPE Sheds Light in Toms River (253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ 08736)!

For More Information, Please Reach Out To Nancy@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 get in touch with Emily at Emily@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 Nancy@HOPEShedsLight.org for more information.