Hope & Healing for Chautauqua: A Week of Events


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A diverse group of community partners will present events from Saturday, June 11 through Friday, June 17, 2016, to promote hope, highlight resources, and strengthen substance abuse recovery efforts in Chautauqua County.

Saturday, June 11: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown: “Clean Sober & Saved” with Pastor Tracy Strawberry and “We Believe” with Pastor Steve Kilburn.

“Clean Sober & Saved” is a Christ-centered program tailored to strengthen the spiritual side of recovery. “We Believe” meetings are Christ-centered, twelve-step gatherings of mutual support. This workshop will help participants learn how to start and oversee “We Believe” meetings in their local church.

Sunday, June 12: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. a Drug Awareness and Prevention Day will be hosted by Healing Word Ministries Church of God in Jamestown to bring awareness and hope for collaborations in secular and spiritual prevention strategies to help those addicted and their families.

On Monday, June 13: A day-long event at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. Hope & Healing for Chautauqua will include presentations, locally and nationally acclaimed speakers and addiction resources for the community, highlighting “Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), An Evidence Based Treatment for the Non-Using Family Members” and much more. To register, contact Julie at CASAC at 664-3608 or hopechautauqua@gmail.org.

Tuesday, June 14: 4:00 p.m. Opioid Overdose Prevention/Narcan training will be held at the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) open to the public for training to respond to opioid overdose. Space is limited, registration is required. Contact CASAC at 664-3608.

Wednesday, June 15: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “HOPE Chautauqua Partnership For Success (PFS) Grant Action Plan Update & Environmental Prevention Training” will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, led by Julie Franco, HOPE Chautauqua Coalition Coordinator. Register at 664-3608 or hopechautauqua@gmail.org.

Wednesday, June 15: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Strength of Support (S.O.S.) meeting at the Jamestown Community College Dunkirk Training Center in Room #115. S.O.S., with a message of hope and recovery to those who are struggling with the addiction of a loved one. Call Melody Morris, Chautauqua Tapestry Family Lead at 753-4157 for information.

Thursday, June 16: 1:00 p.m., a Recovery Luncheon provided by United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County to celebrate victories and encourage others. Register with UCAN at 490-3300.

Thursday, June 16: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CHQ Bright Spots Recognition Event at the Jamestown YWCA Auditorium to celebrate people and entities that empower neighborhoods, groups and individuals to create and connect with Bright Spots, positive alternatives, community connectedness & synergy. Register at 664-3608 or laurie@casacweb.org.

Friday, June 17: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., “The Four Components of Heroin Addiction” workshop at the Carnahan Theatre, JCC in Jamestown, covering attachment issues in heroin addiction, the reasons relapses occur, the culture of addiction and the interaction between the using environment and the recovery environment. Davina A. Moss-King, PhD, CRC, CASAC, NCC will present. No charge thanks to UCAN. Register at 664-3608 or kjcolby@casacweb.org.

Friday, June 17: 12:45 p.m. Hope & Healing United Christian Advocacy Network Chapel, a service of praise and prayer with a message on hope, at the Gateway Center. Please enter through Door 14. Sponsored by the MHA and UCAN.

For more information go to HOPE Chautauqua on Facebook www.facebook.com/hopechautauqua. All events, contact and registration information listed on the Hope Chautauqua page.

Since 1974, CASAC, a United Way Community Partner, has provided prevention education and community awareness regarding alcohol and other drugs. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. CASAC is home to the HOPE Chautauqua Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.