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Recovery Point West Virginia Recovery Point West Virginia provides recovery programs at NO COST to individuals suffering from a substance use disorder.  Their goal is to help individuals find lasting recovery and a new healthy way of life. Their SERVICES include: Long Term Recovery Facilities, Recovery Point HER Place, Fairfield East Community Center, Peer Recovery Coaches, and Peer Recovery Coach Training Their PROGRAMS are: Non-Medical Detox, Off the Street, Recovery Phase 1, Recovery Phase 2, Peer Mentors, and Continuum of Care     Listen to our Community Matters interview with Allison Conley:  For more information, visit their website at: https://recoverypointwv.org/ Contact 1040 Adams Avenue, Huntington, WV 25704 Phone: 304.523.4673 Fax: 304.523.4674 [email protected]   ____________________________________________________________
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Today is National Step Family Day!! So if you are a blended family, bonus parent, step-something, this post is especially for you. If you are not in any of these categories, please stay with us as there are universal truths here for you too. Cultivating new relationships is difficult in any scenario, but trying to merge two families takes an extra measure of care. Here to give us some “tried and true” advice are Your Morning Walk’s own Magan and Derek. Both Magan and Derek parent in blended families and have graciously allowed me to ask them some questions about their experiences.   1) What is your best advice for families who are ABOUT to unite? Derek: Give grace. It’s a learning process for everyone. There will be mistakes and lessons, so grace is much needed. Magan: Remember, this is a HUGE change for everyone. Even if it’s a positive
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Facing Hunger Foodbank Mission: help feed hungry people by distributing nutritious food and grocery products through our pantry/agency network. Facing Hunger envisions a future where no person in the service area goes hungry.  The Facing Hunger Foodbank provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to nearly 116,000 individuals yearly. They also work diligently to recover foods from restaurants and other food distributors through their “food and fund” drive so that no food is wasted.  Their service areas in West Virginia include Cabell, Boone Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. In Kentucky, Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence, and Martin Counties. In Ohio, they service Lawrence County. Their Programs include:   Mobile Pantry Program Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Warehouse Distribution Program Food Rescue Program Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)  BackPack Program Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) School Breakfast and Lunch Program
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There is a lot of talk about planning and doing these days, which is necessary, I get it. But it got me thinking about what we’re not talking about and planning for…rest, time to ourselves, “self-care.” During this shutdown/quarantine/staycation season, you may have had some extra time to consider resting, but did you? If you’re like me and mine, you tore through your to-do list instead. Sometimes decluttering brings a form of rest to mind and soul, but it doesn’t count. Here’s my theory. (Bear with me. I’m going to rant a little, but I promise I’ll move on quickly.) The Rant: There is a nationally recognized day for moms to take it easy. It’s called “Lazy Mom Day.” Really? Lazy.Mom.Day. Lazy is the Kryptonite word for every mom (a.k.a super mom) out there. It’s our secret fear that we will be seen as lazy if we sit down for
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  The Not Alone Project Dalton Hale is a 16 year old student at Boyd County High School and the founder of the Not Alone Project. The Not Alone Project launched on September 1st to coincide with the start of Suicide Prevention Month, and will continue to provide regular content in partnership with The Big Idea Camp throughout the upcoming school year. This content will include testimonials, as well as tips for spotting the signs of anxiety and depression and information about how to seek additional help. Dalton started this ministry after going through the tragic loss of his cousin due to suicide. The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. Follow the Not Alone Project on Instagram @_not.alone.   The Big Idea Camp The Big Idea Camp founder, Jeremy Holbrook, was moved by Dalton’s passion to help others and is teaming up with him to develop
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Fourteen years ago, I set out to walk the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk for breast cancer. I was one of five women on a team and the only one in a different city. The others walked together often and built up their endurance. I…thought of walking and knew I needed to build my endurance, but it just didn’t happen. As you can imagine, going from, pretty much, zero to sixty killed my body. Everything in me ached, and my knees have never been the same. But I did it. I survived, and I’ve got the t-shirt to prove it. It doesn’t fit anymore, but I still have it.  This so resembles my life right now. I know I need to be preparing for the journey ahead, but I find myself locked in my car with the windows up, and AC doesn’t work. Do you know what I mean?!  So,
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