Hope Center

 

The Hope Center is expanding its schedule of online and call-in groups!

 

Are you looking for support, connection, and community?

Do you enjoy discussions and fun activities with others?

Maybe just interested in trying something new?

We are expanding our schedule to offer several NEW online and call-in groups!


 

To access groups ONLINE via computer or smart phone, use the Hope Center’s Zoom Link at the start of group: https://zoom.us/my/hopecenter

Using this link to access the Hope Center Meeting Room does not require a Meeting ID or Password.

 
To access groups by PHONE, call any number below at the start of group:
        (929)436-2866
        (312)626-6799
        (301)715-8592
        (346)248-7799
        (669)900-6833
        (253)215-8782
Then follow instructions to enter the Meeting ID: 989 029 5063.

If asked for a Participant ID, simply press #.

Hope Center group descriptions:

 

 

Tuesday:

10am – Storytelling: Would you like to share stories – real-life or fictional? Are you interested in honing your storytelling skills? Using fun topics and exercises, this group will explore all kinds of storytelling – from recovery stories to “campfire stories.”

11am – Advocacy: Life is filled with opportunities to advocate for ourselves or with others. Whether you’re interested in making a change in the world and looking for a place to start, an expert in advocacy looking to share your skills, or curious about how to advocate for yourself in your own life – this is the group for you.

12pm – Lunch Chat: Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that's going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive peer support. This is an open peer support group.

1pm – Creative Writing: Join us to spend time together responding to fun writing prompts and (optionally) sharing our writing with others, all while enjoying a playlist of songs selected by members of the group. All skill levels welcome!

2pm – Recovery Is Real: What does recovery "look like" to you? What do you think it means to be “in recovery”? How do we work towards recovery day-to-day? In this group we will discuss these questions and more.

 

Wednesday:

10am – Wellbeing: What does wellbeing mean to you? This is a space to explore ideas about wellbeing in every sense of the word and work together towards our own definitions of what it means to be “well.”

11am – Successes and Challenges: This is a group to discuss all the various successes and challenges we face in our lives and in our recoveries, whether “big” or “small.” Together we can problem-solve challenging situations and celebrate success.

12pm – Lunch Chat: Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that's going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive peer support. This is an open peer support group.

1pm – Healing from Difficult Experiences: How do we heal when we have gone through something difficult or experienced trauma? What does the process of healing look like? This is a space to safely discuss the difficult experiences we’ve had, and explore our paths to healing.

2pm – Brain Games: Give your mind something to “chew on” and get to know others in the community as we explore fun and interesting brain teasers and questions about ourselves.

 

Thursday:

10am – Current Events: Do you love discussing and learning more about what’s going on in the world? In this group, we will take a look at some of the week’s top headlines and explore the news.

11am – The Dream Tank: Do you have a goal or a dream you’d like to share with others? Is there something you always wanted to try and have never gotten around to? This group is a space to explore our hopes and dreams.

12pm – Lunch Chat: Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that's going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive peer support. This is an open peer support group.

1pm – Navigating Relationships: Join us as we explore how to navigate all the different kinds of relationships – our relationships with friends, family, romantic partners, or even ourselves. Give and receive support while discussing relationship questions, successes, and skills.

2pm – Arts and Music: Try out creative "drawing prompts" and (optionally) share drawings with others, all while listening to a playlist of tunes selected by group members. All skill levels welcome!

 

For any questions about the Hope Center, our groups, or assistance in accessing groups:

Please call Hope Center Coordinator Julie Anne Entwistle at (617)454-4621.