Safe Harbor Recovery Center – December 2022 Newsletter

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - December 2022 Newsletter

We here at Safe Harbor want to wish you the happiest of Holiday Seasons!

We thank you for all that you have done over the past year to support our center; our clients and their families; and our staff and volunteers.

This year we were able to adopt 19 families with a total of 34 children in our Community Elves project! That is almost triple from last year and is all thanks to YOU!

Families in Recovery Program

Terri Varney, CRSW and Heidi Bedard just completed a 16 week course with a lovely group of recoverees. The course, Families in Recovery, is a nurturing program for those in any stage of recovery and caregiving. For more information on our Family programs, contact Terri at 603-316-1176 or tvarney@granitepathways.org

Working with Community Partners 

We at Safe Harbor are lucky to have amazing partnerships here in the Seacoast!

We just recently were able to work with WOMENAID and ANNIE’S ANGELS to assist in the repairs of a vehicle for a client. This has made a huge impact in getting the client back to work and to services that are much needed in their world for their family. Many thanks to Womenaid and Annie’s Angels!!

https://www.womenaidportsmouth.org/

https://www.anniesangels.org/

Many thanks to this month’s donors:

Martha Fuller Clark Foundation, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Momenta, Bar 17 Grill

Safe Harbor Recovery Center – November 2022 Newsletter

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - November 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to November 2022! Fall is coming to a beautiful end with the foliage gently floating to the earth, just waiting for our rakes and blowers. The mums continue to bloom brightly and as we continue to decorate for harvest season with pumpkins, squash and cornstalks.

This is a season when we begin to reflect on the year past; on what we are grateful for; and how we will finalize our year. How will you be celebrating this holiday season? There is a lot coming up in the next month or so…will you remember to take some time for yourself? Will you remember to put your recovery in the forefront?

Self-care and Recovery are very important, and as we move into the holidays, it is essential to make sure you are taking the time for them. Remember that Safe Harbor Recovery Center is here for you to assist with that and more!

Don’t forget to VOTE on November 8th!!
We will be OPEN on Veterans Day, November 11th.
We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving, November 24th. Please enjoy this holiday safely with family and friends.

New Groups / Workshops

Financial Literacy Workshops with Ed Milliken
The first workshop will be offered twice this month
Monday, 11/7 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm & Thursday, 11/10 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
This workshop will also be available on zoom – please contact the office for the link.

This series will touch upon a variety of topics including:

—Personal Budgeting (Don’t spend more than you have)
—Developing and Sticking to a Savings Plan
—Banking Options: The What & How of Checking & Savings accounts, Debit Cards, And ATMs
—Using Credit Cards: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!
—Other topics can be presented, such as “starting you own business” upon request.

4 Noble Truths & Eightfold Path
This group will be using the Buddha’s teachings to overcome addiction using breathing, meditation and more.

Community Yoga with Alli
Join us for an hour of free yoga focusing on breath and body. All mats and equipment are provided.

Community Elf Holiday Program 2022
It is that time of the year when we are gearing up for our Community Elf Holiday Program. Each year, Safe Harbor Recovery Center encounters families in need of assistance for the Christmas holiday. Our goal is to find “community elves” to adopt each family.

Anyone interested in adopting a family is welcome to participate! Please contact me through email hbedard@granitepathways.org or contact me at 603-570-9806 at Safe Harbor Recovery Center. If you know a family who receives any service through a Granite Pathways program and is in need of assistance this season, please have them contact me as well.

Anyone in need of participating in the program as a recipient can also contact Heidi Bedard at hbedard@granitepathways.org or 603-570-9444. Applications for participants/recipients are due no later than November 15th. Recipients must be receiving services through one of the Granite Pathways programs throughout the State of NH.

Elves will have at least 2 weeks to complete their shopping. Gifts will not need to be wrapped when delivered to the center for distribution – we take care of all of the details such as wrapping, coordination to the families, etc.

In 2021, with the help of 8 Amazing Community Elves we were able to assist 8 families with a total of 15 children and their caregivers!! At this time we already have 6 families on our list and 3 elves. Let’s make this year special for even more families!! Thank you in advance for all your help! We so appreciate all the support you all have given over the years and continue to provide!

For more information to be an Elf or a Participant/Recipient contact Heidi Bedard at 603-570-9806 or hbedard@granitepathways.org by November 17th.

Safe Harbor Recovery Center – November Calendar

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - November Calendar

We’re pleased to welcome you for meetings and workshops 6 days a week. We are observing COVID safety protocols for our in-person meetings.

Follow our page on Facebook for schedule changes: Safe Harbor Recovery Center | Facebook

Our Dual Diagnosis/Dual Recovery Group is canceled on Monday, November 21, and Monday, November 28.

See our November schedule below, or you can download a PDF to print or save on your computer.

Safe Harbor Recovery Center – September 2022 Calendar

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - September 2022 Calendar

We’re pleased to welcome you for meetings and workshops 6 days a week. We are observing COVID safety protocols for our in-person meetings.

Follow our page on Facebook for schedule changes: Safe Harbor Recovery Center | Facebook.

See our September schedule below, or you can download a PDF to print or save on your computer.

To sign up for Surfing in Recovery on Thursdays at Summer Sessions Surf Shop in Rye, NH, visit The Phoenix’s website

Remembering All Those Lost to Overdose

Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st.  We will be honoring all those lost to overdose by placing luminaries in our memorial garden for 3 days.  

Luminary bags are on the front table for anyone to take and decorate.  They can be decorated here or at home.

Completed luminaries can be left in the box marked LUMINARIES at our front desk, or ask for Heidi. 

The luminaries will be placed in our memorial garden (up front by the road) on Monday, August 29th; Tuesday, August 30th; and Wednesday, August 31st.  Each evening an electric candle will be lit in the luminary and in the morning we will turn it off.

Our address is 865 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. 

Safe Harbor Recovery Center – August 2022 Newsletter

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - August 2022 Newsletter

As we near the end of the summer and many get ready to head back to school and/or change directions we want you to know that Safe Harbor is here for you in so many capacities.

Peer Mentoring & Coaching providing you with one-on-one ongoing coaching.

Recovery Resource Connection connecting you with community services.

Peer Support Meetings offering recovery-oriented group activities.

Telephone Recovery Supports offering you helpful guideposts throughout recovery.

Job Launch offering you an individualized program to support our recovery and employment goals, while helping to find the right job for you.  Call Mia at 603-570-9806 for more information.

Families in Recovery offering an ongoing nurturing parenting course to help participants with the struggles of parenting while in recovery.  Call Terri at 603-316-1176 or Jordan at 603-312-2016 for more information or to join the classes.

 Our August calendar is available with all our current offerings. 

Please call the center at 603-570-9444 or 877-369-0928 for more information on these or any of our other services. 

As always, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.