2019 Plan

Where do I start??? Well, not too long ago I had almost lost hope and vision on this dream that is dwelling within me. I was a penny away from shutting the project down. In my mind, I felt as though I would have to give up my dreams. I felt I needed to work extra hard to provide the life my children deserve which would leave no time for my dreams. I would give up all of my dreams in a single heartbeat to make sure my children had a shot to create dreams of their own. Then it hit me one day, if I didn’t follow through with this then what example would I be setting for my children. I was a waitress for two years and all my daughter wanted to be was just like me, a waitress.

Then I started to wonder… This moment of conscience thought led me to realize this dream of mine was just too big for a small town. Although, the town of Sterling Colorado desperately needs the service it as to root from someplace bigger.

This year I will be completing the Recovery Girls Group handbook and revising the business plan. Along with doing some field research in this bigger city. The same research I did in Sterling to start this project.

First, I will look up the census for Commerce city and Denver so I can compare that population with the national statistics from SAMHSA. This will give me the number of people the organization can be of service to during a given time period.

Then I will see how many recovery groups and NA groups are available in these areas. After finding their locations, times they are running groups, and who leads these groups I will contact the facilitators of the groups to see if they keep gender specific attendance data. NA groups do not keep attendance records of any kind because they have vowed anonymity. I have talked to facilitators of a number of NA groups trying to explain that keeping the number of females and males that attend groups will not reveal the identity of any group members. I also informed them this could be valuable information for funding purposes but they are not open for suggestions. This won’t stop me from continuing to ask. One day someone has got to give to a positive change.

After this, I will compile the data into charts and/or graphs for the backing of the theory of the dream house.

Cindy Morris

Recovery Girls Start Meetings in Sterling, Colorado

Recovery Girls would like to announce our women-only recovery group at 302 N. 8th Ave. Children are welcome at these groups. There is a playroom for the children. Light snack and refreshments will be provided during the meeting. It will be held every Thursday from 6:30-7: 30 pm.
Tell all the ladies you know seeking recovery to look for the purple light on the nights this group is held at the address provided.
This is a non-faith based group but will be held at a church. Calvary Baptist was kind enough to open their doors to this need our community has. All they ask is that we do not smoke on their property. If a group member is a smoker and you come in a car please inform others not to throw their butts outside of their car on the property.
At these groups we will talk about tips for sobriety, setting goals and boundaries, triggers and cravings, stress and time management, and reflecting on accomplishments as recovery is maintained. This is not the limit of things that will be talked about during this group setting.
Recovery Girls Group strives to provide a safe and drug-free place for women to feel safe when talking about the struggles of addiction and the challenges of recovery. Men will not be attending this group.
If you know someone seeking recovery who is a male and would like to attend other local groups they can visit www.recoverygirls.us and go to the events calendar. Here they will find all groups available locally with dates, times, and addresses held for the month. It is a mobile-friendly site.
Thank you for your time. Please help spread the word because recovery from addiction is important and we want all women seeking recovery to know they are not alone.