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Groups at the Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center, a partner of Vinfen and MetroBoston Recovery Learning Community

730 Cambridge St Cambridge MA 02141.

Janel Tan


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* The below section is still in process of being updated. 

Groups & Services:
Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center (CSRLC) offers a diverse array of peer-run services:

Art and Creativity  This is a fun relaxing environment where we do various creative and artistic projects together, such as intuitive painting, painting wildflowers, designing our own refrigerator magnets, and more! There are also open studio days where people can paint or color or draw in an open format, whatever people may choose.

Wellness Behaviors Nurture your body, mind and spirit with this peer group! We are creating a community to support ourselves in our paths to wellness. Get peer support and learn wellness strategies with each other in the group. This group discusses and explores how to make and maintain all kinds of health behavior changes.

Music Mondays  This is a fun group where people can make a playlist together of various songs/artists/genres that they enjoy.  Facilitator plays the songs for the group.  While the music is playing, people can simply relax and listen to the music or choose to do an activity. At the center, there are various self-care activities (mandalas, stress balls, fidget tools, self-compassion deck) that people can do if they want.

Happiness and Wellness We use discussion, journaling, art and creative projects to inspire and promote happiness and wellness. Examples of projects include: affirmation board, decorating a hope box, journaling, painting or making collages with various themes, and more!

Building Connections Group discussions and activities focus on learning how to connect with oneself and with others. It is a relaxing social group where people can choose to share comfortable fun stories to get to know one another followed by interactive games such as 20 questions or Wheel of Fortune!

NAMI Connections A support group for people (peers) living with the struggles of mental illness–the group provides an opportunity for people to receive peer to peer feedback on specific situations that they may be dealing with.

Day in the Park This group is an opportunity to connect with nature or play in different ways, alone or together with social connection. When weather is good we often visit a local park. At other times based on weather or other factors, we may choose indoor alternatives (activities or games).

Exercise Group Options include: Wii Sports to improve fitness through tennis, baseball, golf, bowling, and more; and walking groups when the weather is nice.

The CSRLC offers additional resources outside of scheduled groups:

• Access to computers and printers for practicing basic computer skills, essay writing, resume building, or other school and job related purposes

• Access to a land line phone

• Shared resource areas with information about various community resources

Contact Program Director:
Janel Tan

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