25-29 AVENUE D
NEW YORK, NY 10009
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RESIDENTIAL AND OUTPATIENT ADMISSIONS
Interested in enrolling in our residential or outpatient services or have questions about our programs? Please use the contact information below:
Residential and Outpatient Treatment
Suzette Ross, LCSW
Director of Admissions
25-29 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
NEWS AND UPDATES
BIG VISION – BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RECOVERY AND LIFESTYLE
The Center for Recovery and Wellness is proud to call Big Vision a partner organization. Big Vision is a nonprofit organization that helps people in recovery develop meaningful relationships, have fun, and ultimately sustain their recovery through community...
NEW MEDITATION AND YOGA CLASS IS A MAJOR HIT WITH OUR CLIENTS
At the Center for Recovery and Wellness (CRW) our holistic approach to recovery means that we offer more to our clients than traditional clinical services. In June, staff members Vaness Flores (Prevention and Wellness Educator) and Fiorela Caro (Recreation...
Back On My Feet Partnership Highlight
This article features an interview with Cynthia Rodriguez, a Workforce Development Coordinator at partner organization Back On My Feet, as well as an interview with William G., former member of Back On My Feet and client at PRIDE Site.
Art Therapy with Samara
Samara, a newly hired Clinical Counselor in the Project Contact Outpatient Program, talks about her work as an art therapist and why it is a unique tool to support those in recovery.
Washington Square Park (WSP) Recovery Services with Troy
Troy Boze, founder of the Muscal Pathways to Wellness Program and Recovery Services Coordinator, shares his experience using music to engage people as a Peer Navigator in WSP.
John Gordon Launches CASAC Training Institute
Our Managing Director of Community and Recovery Services discusses the recent launch of the new CASAC Training Institute.
Liz Jack’s 25 Years at EA
A Longstanding Educational Alliance (EA) Employee, Liz Jack reflects on her time working at PRIDE Site before it evolved into the Center for Recovery and Wellness (CRW).
Katherine M.’s Recovery
Katherine M. reflects on her time in outpatient treatment and the pursuit of her goal of becoming a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
Jackie Small’s New Promotion
Jackie Small shares about her promotion to a new dual role: Director of Vocational and Motivational Enhancement Counseling (MEC) services.
Keithie Lawrence and the Founding of the Brown Bag Program
Keithie Lawrence (Director of Community and Recovery Services) reflects on growing the Brown Bag from an informal service to an official program.
Jerry W. Shares About His Recovery
Jerry W. shares about his recovery process at CRW that has encompassed every phase of treatment from residential to outpatient.
Project Contact Outpatient (PCO) Counseling with Rosita Harris
Rosita Harris gives a close look at her role as a PCO Clinical Counselor and Intake Clinician, and her working of supporting clients in recovery.
Gail Brennan and the Free Brown Bag Program
Gail Brennan, our new Volunteer Coordinator for the Brown Bag Program, talks about her background, experiences so far, and hopes for the future.
Holiday Tips For Recovery In The Time Of COVID-19
Kim Sumner Mayer (Family Services Coordinator) gives tips on how to support family members in recovery during COVID-19.
Freddie J. and Peer Services
Freddie J., a PRIDE Site Residential client, shares about his experiences receiving Peer support from Angela Frazier (Peer Services Coordinator).
Arnette Scott and the Motivational Enhancement Team
Arnette Scott talks about her work on the Motivational Enhancement Team supporting our PRIDE Site residential clients.
Sara Learner and the Project HELP Team
Sara Learner [Prevention and Wellness Educator] discusses her work of teaching in elementary schools and conducting community-based events.
Richard W.’s Recovery Journey
Client Richard W. shares about his time in residential and outpatient treatment and the support he received from counselors Adriane Giebel (PRIDE Site Clinician) and Cristin McKenna (PCO Clinician).
Shavon E. and the Project Contact Outpatient (PCO) Program
Shavon E. talks about the extensive support she received in the residential and outpatient programs from her primary counselors.
JOHN GORDON: 2022 MEL SHULSTAD PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Center for Recovery and Wellness is thrilled to announce that John Gordon, Associate Executive Director of Clinical Programs, was recognized as the 2022 Mel Shulstad Professional of the Year! The Mel Shulstad award recognizes an innovative individual who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of the addiction counseling profession on a national level.
TOMMY M. CLIENT Q&A
Tommy M. is a former client of CRW’s Pride Site residential program and a current client of Project Contact Outpatient. For this issue of our newsletter, he generously shared some of his life experiences, reflections on his recovery journey, and what the future hold for him.
At the Center for Recovery and Wellness (CRW), we approach recovery from a person-centered perspective that takes into account the diverse experiences and individual needs of each client. To holistically support our clients, it’s important to address their needs that...
An important part of CRW’s approach to treating substance use disorder in a holistic manner is collaboration with like-minded organizations. We sat down with Rachel Cohen, Assistant Director at ACE, to learn more about their innovative approach to helping the most vulnerable New Yorkers achieve employment and long term economic stability. You will also hear from Aleksey C., a Pride Site resident, about how ACE has supported him in getting back to work.
CITY HARVEST PARTNERSHIP
Through our partnership between City Harvest our Community Food Program, we distribute groceries to our neighbors in need on the Lower East Side. We sat down with Dawn Bridgeford (Program Operations Manager) at City Harvest to discuss how the partnership between our organizations has evolved overtime and how we have worked to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We also spoke with Gail Brennan, our Volunteer Coordinator, about changes she has made to the program, as well as several volunteers about their experience being part of our community.