Outreach Community Center

Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Education

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The notion of recovery is also advanced through a proactive approach, focusing on counseling and instruction based on the 12-Step Program of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, with emphasis on the spiritual precepts employed by these organizations.

The Center addresses the issues faced by dysfunctional families when substance abuse is an integral portion of the family life-style. We concede that the consequence of such abuse has a far reaching and negative impact on the Rochester community and intercede in an effort to correct the self-destructive behavior which interferes with the natural progression and dignity of the human family.

Co-Ed 12-Step Self Help Group

Wednesday Evenings - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to take part in open discussions about their struggles and concerns. The Center provides a non-judgemental, friendly and compassionate environment where the participants can be candid about the challenges they encounter on a daily basis. These discussions utilize the 12-step program of AA/NA. Rules of confidentiality are strictly adhered to.

The Center recognizes that for people in recovery change often takes place in the context of a group setting. The Center provides a soft place to land for those attempting to regain control of their home lives, re-establish positive realtionships with their children, or trying to regain custody of their children. Assistance with job searching and interviewing techniques is provided. Group members who participate will develop lasting friendships and find valuable resources. All are welcome.

Youth Programs

Second Saturday of Every Month - 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.; Lunch Served.

Children take part in games, role playing, singing and dancing as a way to build their social skills and help them discover their gifts and abilities. For many of these kids, the activities at the Center provide a means of self-discovery.

The Center takes a special interest in at-risk youth and children in low income families, and/or families impacted by abuse and addiction. A concerted effort is made to ensure that these young people learn that they do not have to repeat the same behaviors they have witnessed at home. The Center wants these children to understand that they are not the reason for the difficulties their parents face. Some of the young people at the Center are involved in the mentor program which encourages them to stay in school and better themselves.

Meeting Physical Needs

Providing Reliable Advice and Information

People who come into the Center for help are able to take advantage of the expertise of the well educated staff. Clients can be advised when, how and where to seek medical advice and learn the benefits of seeking help early. They can learn how to access medical information, be assisted in finding a primary physician or be referred to an appropriate professional. Information on most medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, renal, cardiovascular, autoimmune disorders on other conditions that are prevalent can be made available.

At the Outreach Community Center, we are aware of the many challenges people are facing today. And we know that the help we provide must be as multi-faceted, as the circumstances that bring people to our doors. In some cases, we may need to provide emergency housing or transportation. The goal is to help turn disadvantages into advantages for those who come to us.

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