Last Week Didn’t Stop Us

After the cold, snowy, and icy weather of last week, we want to share how grateful we are to live and work with people who consistently do whatever is necessary to take care of one another. Last week didn’t stop us - Recovery Is Always Happening Here.

Our volunteers called each other to keep the online meetings available for anyone who was able to call in or connect. Our Peer Leadership Academy training team provided online peer recovery coach training. Staff reached out to peers and each other to check-in and do what they could to help.

In the community, people shoveled snow, delivered water, opened their homes, shared firewood, food, and batteries. Everyone did their best to stay connected during this time of crisis. A smile, supportive comment, listening ear, and sense of humor helped many get through the struggles of last week.

Above all, we want to thank the health care workers, first responders, city and county workers, and utility workers who were out in the cold keeping us safe.

We know last week was difficult, and its impact did not end when the snow melted. Please give us a call 512-758-7686, email or check out our website if you would like to talk with a coach or attend a meeting.

Information that may be helpful:

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Travis County February 2021 - Cold Weather Emergency Resources

Williamson County Winter Weather Resources

FEMA - Texas Severe Winter Storms (DR-4586-TX)

Darrin Acker, Executive Director

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Moving Towards Your Highest Potential

Wellness is described as a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving our full potential.

It is multi-dimensional, holistic, positive and affirming. It is a process of becoming aware and making choices towards a more successful existence. It is choice, a process and efficient channeling of energy towards an integration of body, mind and spirit. It is a loving acceptance of self.

In my own personal path of sustained recovery, it became my passion to enhance my life in positive ways.

Read the Article by Gloria Uridel, RSPS/PRSS/PSS & Wellness Specialist

Becoming a Better Version of Myself!

“S.H.I.N.E. has really helped me in multiple areas of my life

First, it has made me more aware of my thoughts, behaviors and attitudes. It has also helped my recovery by connecting with like-minded human beings, and they say the opposite of addiction is connection!”

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As Caroline shared in her testimonial…“Thank you SHINE, Communities for Recovery and my peer coach, Gloria, for helping me become a better version of myself!!!

Welcome Our New Board Member Carl Hunter

Carl F. Hunter II is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He has over 20 year in the non-profit and human service sectors.


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