Opportunities to Serve this Month at Journey
As you may recall, Journey has six city initiatives that we focus on throughout the year. During the months of October and November, the city initiative that we focus on is “Recovery from Addiction.” Below are a few options on how you can engage whether from your home or in person.
Personal Item Collection for Healing Transitions
Journey has been partnering with the Healing Transitions organization for several years now. Their mission is to offer innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions.
We want to provide items for the men and women who are currently in their recovery programs. You can accomplish this one of two ways:
1. Contribute financially using Church Center. Make sure the “For the City” fund is selected so that your gift is designated properly.
2. Use the shopping list below to purchase any or all of the items and drop them off at the church prior to Sunday, November 22, 2020.
Socks, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and lotion for dry skin.
Addiction & Recovery Panel Discussion
On Tuesday, November 10, from 2-4pm, we will be hosting a panel discussion with leaders in our community who help those walking through addiction and recovery. The panel will include the following individuals:
- Leah Wright, Founder/Chair of the Board, Wake Monarch Academy
- Chris Budnick, Executive Director, Healing Transitions
- Anna Godwin, Chief Executive Officer, Community Impact NC
- Lisa Bauer, Next Steps & Outreach Director, Journey Church
There will also be a showing of the documentary Generation Found. It is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. This film encouraged Leah Wright of Wake Monarch Academy to start a school in Raleigh for teenagers caught in addiction.
Wake Monarch Academy
If you are looking to get out of the house for a hands-on opportunity with a great organization, this is the one. Check out the link below to learn more about them and to get involved.
Substance Abuse Disorder During COVID-19
If you know of individuals, friends, or family members who battle substance use or are in recovery, here is a resource to learn how you can help them during this season of COVID-19.