Generation Found
Oct
5
7:30 pm19:30

Generation Found

  • Kalamazoo 10

Recovery Institute & Advocacy Services for Kids (ASK)

are co-sponsoring this film event with GATHR Films.  

From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.

We must get  pre-sell 75 tickets at $11.00 each to guarantee the showing.  Please help us bring GENERATION FOUND to Kalamazoo by buying a ticket today.    

2nd Annual Kalamazoo Wellness & Recovery Fair
Sep
15
11:00 am11:00

2nd Annual Kalamazoo Wellness & Recovery Fair

Please join us in celebrating National Recovery Month in Bronson Park, downtown Kalamazoo!  All are welcome, no tickets or fees are necessary.

We are encouraging all service organizations and individuals who have a talent to share, to register for a booth. 

Donations of raffle prizes and toward fair expenses are greatly appreciated too.

This event is designed to celebrate National Recovery Month. The fair is planned and coordinated by The Peer Collaborative, a committee of people in recovery (peers) who are advocates for empowering their peers to succeed in recovery from substance use and mental health concerns.

With this event, we hope to diminish stigma, raise awareness, educate the public about community services, and show that recovery is happening in Kalamazoo!

Recovery Institute Annual All Member Meeting and Board Election
Aug
26
11:00 am11:00

Recovery Institute Annual All Member Meeting and Board Election

  • Recovery Institute

It's that time of year again! As a peer run peer delivered organization Recovery Institute is holding it's yearly board elections. Come in to meet the canidates running to represent you as a member of Recovery Institute and vote for your favorites!

Light lunch will be provided and a great chance to get to know other members and talk about your thoughts on Recovery Institute as your organization for behavioral health needs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Recovery Institute Meet the Candidates Gathering
Aug
18
3:00 pm15:00

Recovery Institute Meet the Candidates Gathering

  • Recovery Institute

Recovery Institute's board election process is under way and it is important to know who the candidates are that would like to represent your voice.

With that in mind come in on August 18th for a Meet and Greet with the candidates to get to know them before making your choice.

We look forward to seeing you!

Recovery Institute Putt Putt Golf Outing
Aug
16
1:00 pm13:00

Recovery Institute Putt Putt Golf Outing

Join Recovery Institute on an outing to Airway Lanes on Tuesday August 16th for a miniature golf outing adventure!

Seating is limited so please call us at the office or stop in to save your spot today!  (269)343-6725

Annual NAMI of Kalamazoo Picnic
Aug
10
5:00 pm17:00

Annual NAMI of Kalamazoo Picnic

  • Milham Park

Please come join the celebration at Milham Park on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 from 5pm-7pm as NAMI of Kalamazoo holds their annual picnic.

This event is open to families, friends, and peers in recovery.  NAMI will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and some salads. Friends and family are asked to bring a dish to pass for 6 people but it is not required.  This is a no charge event.

Please RSVP to the Recovery Institute by August 1st with the number of people you would like to attend with. (269) 343-6725.

Metro transit bus #12 goes right by the park.  Please check the bus schedule for times.

Mothers of Hope - Ultimate Family Reunion
Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

Mothers of Hope - Ultimate Family Reunion

  • MOH Ultimate Family Reunion - LaCrone Park

The Ultimate Family Reunion event connects the community with resources in an effort to empower residents in Kalamazoo.

 

Mothers of Hope - Women United to Uphold Families

Strength in Adversity . . .

The basis on which Mothers of Hope was founded. As dedicated women primarily from Kalamazoo, Michigan, we embody the power that mothers possess to support our families and the focused determination to affect positive change in our community. Our charge is simple... empower mothers in an effort to better our community. Through our various efforts, we are committed to ensuring that our neighborhoods are well educated and equipped with all the knowledge and resources available to guarantee a better quality of life for all people here in Kalamazoo.

 

ADA Anniversary Celebration
Jul
22
11:30 am11:30

ADA Anniversary Celebration

  • Disability Network

Disability Network is hosting a community-wide celebration of the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Join us at our Kalamazoo office on July 22 from 11:30 to 1:30 for a free BBQ lunch with presentations and awards. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and join us for lunch!

Program

A barbecue lunch prepared by EMA Catering will be served at noon.

A presentation during lunch including award presentations for:

  • The Bob Davis Independent Living Award is given in memory of Bob Davis, son of Al & Kay Davis, who was involved in a vehicle accident and sustained a brain and spinal cord injury. He lived independently, attended the Brain Injury Survivors Group and overcame obstacles to achieve independence.
  • The Jim Neubacher Lifetime Achievement Award which is given in memory of Jim Neubacher, a person with a disability and a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Jim wrote about the inclusion and civil rights of people with disabilities.

Parking Shuttles

We will be running continuous accessible shuttle service from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. between the event and the following designated parking locations:

  • Senior Services of Southwest Michigan (918 Jasper St.)
  • Kik Pool at Upjohn Park
  • Skateboard park (off Walter St)
  • Kalamazoo Farmers Market (corner of Lake & Walter St.)

If you have questions about this event or need an accommodation, contact Kristen Potts at pottsk@dnswm.org or (269) 345-1516 x119.

Dimensions: Tobacco Free Recovery Workshop
Jun
13
Jun 14

Dimensions: Tobacco Free Recovery Workshop

  • KRESA

As this is primarily a peer practice, we are reserving half the 50 seats for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches, however, we encourage everyone to register. 

We can all help the people become tobacco free!

There is no charge for registration, CEUs, materials or lunch.

Training Dates  8.5 CEUs!

Monday          |  June 13, 2016       |  9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday         |  June 14, 2016       |  8:30am – 12:00pm

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes Rally Lansing, Michigan
May
18
12:30 pm12:30

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Rally Lansing, Michigan

  • Michigan State Capitol

Why We Rally...

To enhance public awareness, because legislators need to know that Mental Health Matters.

To put an end to the stigma related to mental illness & developmental disabilities, because Michigan does not have parity (equality) between mental health & physical health care coverage.

To promote mental health and wellness, because we can make a difference!

Recovery Institute will be traveling to Lansing on a chartered bus provided by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with other individuals from the Kalamazoo area.  A box lunch will be provided.  Reservations are required so please call (269)343-6725 to get your spot today!

 

Healing Voices "Professional" Viewing
May
3
1:30 pm13:30

Healing Voices "Professional" Viewing

  • KRESA Service Center Wile Auditorium

This presentation is geared for individuals working in behavioral health or primary health care.  2.5 Social Work CEUS are available.  There is no charge for this event, however, reservations are required.

In addition to the screening, members of Recovery Institute's PoWeR Group (Peers in Wellness and Recovery) will share personal recovery experiences and be available for questions.

Please send reservation information to Rosie Corliss at the Recovery Institute at (269)343-6725 or rcorliss@recoverymi.org.

Healing Voices is more than a film. It is a one-night grassroots documentary release that brings a global community of individuals, groups and organizations together that are dedicated to promoting awareness and creating action around the critical social issue of mental health.

Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question:  What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including:  Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.
 
The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, or anyone who has been touched by mental health issues in their life.

You can find out more about Healing Voices at www.healingvoicemovie.com including screenings being held around the country for this great event.

Healing Voices Free Community Screening Event
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

Healing Voices Free Community Screening Event

  • Portage Central High School Auditorium

Healing Voices is more than a film. It is a one-night grassroots documentary release that brings a global community of individuals, groups and organizations together that are dedicated to promoting awareness and creating action around the critical social issue of mental health.

Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question:  What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including:  Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.
 
The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, or anyone who has been touched by mental health issues in their life.

You can find out more about Healing Voices at www.healingvoicemovie.com including screenings being held around the country for this great event.  Healing Voices is brought to you by Recovery Institute in collaboration with Advocacy Services for Kids, NAMI of Kalamazoo, and Keystone Drop-In Center.

 

Mercantile Bank Giving Together Campaign
Dec
14
Dec 21

Mercantile Bank Giving Together Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Recovery Institute is a finalist for Mercantile Bank’s 2015 Giving Together Grant!!!  The recipient of this $5,000 award will be determined by a Facebook voting campaign from December 14th – 21st, 2015!  

Help us strengthen recovery in Kalamazoo with your vote.

If awarded the grant, Recovery Institute will bring Dan Griffin to Kalamazoo on March 23rd 2016 to explore the multiple ways in which men experience trauma.  Dan is a person in long term recovery, an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity.  One of his books,  A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, was the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s sobriety.

View Dan’s bio here:

Check out Dan’s website  http://dangriffin.com/about-dan/

VOTE For Recovery Institute on the Mercantile Bank Page