Recovery Connection

Recovery Connection A “culture of recovery” in the heart of our community.
Recovery Connection is: • A “culture of recovery” in the heart of our community. • A visible, physical location, where, by providing a variety of services we put a face on recovery. • A recovery resource for the local community, serving as a place where people still struggling with “the culture of addiction” and their loved ones can enter and receive support and assistance to enter the “culture of recovery”. • A recovery resource offering a structured schedule of recovery-related workshops, training, groups, activities and social events.

Located in the heart of Porter County, Recovery Connection exists as a recovery resource for the surrounding community. We use evidence-based practices and trained staff, interns, and community volunteers to provide recovery support and assistance to addicted persons, their families, and other support members. Recovery Connection is a program of PACT and PACT is determined to make Recovery Connection an integral part of the recovery community in Porter County. Recovery Connection respects each person’s right to choose his/her own recovery path. Program services focus on the holistic wellbeing of mind, body, and spirit, and facilitating lifestyle balance. For information about the specific services offered through Recovery Connection, please visit our website: www.recoveryconnectionpc.org

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday! 🇺🇸Check out all that we have going on in the month of July!
07/05/2019

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday! 🇺🇸
Check out all that we have going on in the month of July!

07/04/2019

Recovery Connection is closed today for the Fourth of July Holiday. These meetings are cancelled:

-SMART Recovery @ 12:30 p.m.
-Teen Social
-Alcoholics Anonymous
-SMART Recovery @ 7:00 p.m.

We will reopen on Friday, July 5th.

If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!

07/03/2019

Recovery Connection will be closed tomorrow for the Fourth of July Holiday. These meetings will be cancelled:

-SMART Recovery @ 12:30 p.m.
-Teen Social
-Alcoholics Anonymous
-SMART Recovery @ 7:00 p.m.

We will reopen on Friday, July 5th. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!

06/19/2019
PACT - Porter County

This outage also affects Recovery Connection.

UPDATE 10:20 am: Phone service has been restored.

Porter County PACT's phone service is currently experiencing an outage; updates will be provided as they develop. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

06/14/2019

Unfortunately, Dungeons and Dragons is CANCELLED tonight.

Don't forget about our Zumba classes on Thursdays!Dancing our way into the weekend, join us! 💃
06/13/2019

Don't forget about our Zumba classes on Thursdays!
Dancing our way into the weekend, join us! 💃

Interested in our groups, workshops, and events? Here's a closer look at our June Happenings ☀️For more information,...
06/04/2019

Interested in our groups, workshops, and events? Here's a closer look at our June Happenings ☀️

For more information, please call 219-510-6501.

Our calendar is GROWING 😍Check out all that we have to offer this June!For more information on our services and offer...
06/01/2019

Our calendar is GROWING 😍
Check out all that we have to offer this June!

For more information on our services and offerings, please call us at 219-510-6501

Don't forget about our FREE Guitar Lessons! Still 3 days left to join us : May 22nd, 29th, and June 5th.No experience ne...
05/21/2019

Don't forget about our FREE Guitar Lessons! Still 3 days left to join us : May 22nd, 29th, and June 5th.

No experience necessary. No guitar needed. Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn and have fun. We'll take care of the rest 😊

Relaxation and meditation can be important aides in the recovery process.Be sure to join in on our Tuesday Yoga class an...
05/20/2019

Relaxation and meditation can be important aides in the recovery process.

Be sure to join in on our Tuesday Yoga class and see for yourself how peaceful and beneficial they can be. The best part, no charge!

Start your week off right by joining us for Monday evening Zumba!Instructor, Mary, is sure to get you movin' and groovin...
05/19/2019

Start your week off right by joining us for Monday evening Zumba!

Instructor, Mary, is sure to get you movin' and groovin' and feeling the burn! 🕺💃

Don't forget to join us today for our Art Expression Workshop!Last workshop's attendees had a great time learning and sh...
05/17/2019

Don't forget to join us today for our Art Expression Workshop!

Last workshop's attendees had a great time learning and showing off their creative side 🌈

We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to the members of Valparaiso Nazarene Church who spent their cold Saturday morning ...
05/03/2019

We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to the members of Valparaiso Nazarene Church who spent their cold Saturday morning helping with our spring cleanup at Recovery Connection. We are so grateful for the support of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you!

Projects are underway at Hilltop Neighborhood House, Recovery Connection, and Opportunity Enterprises!

We are SO excited about our growing list of meetings for SMART Recovery!At Recovery Connection, it's important to us tha...
04/29/2019

We are SO excited about our growing list of meetings for SMART Recovery!

At Recovery Connection, it's important to us that we are able to provide groups, activities and services that fit our clients' individual needs and schedules.

For more information about all that we have to offer, please visit recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501

This is going to be a GREAT workshop that you don't want to miss!A health coach can help us in all areas of our life and...
04/26/2019

This is going to be a GREAT workshop that you don't want to miss!

A health coach can help us in all areas of our life and help jump start our recovery process. So, join us this Tuesday!

For more information, please call us at 219-510-6501

REMEMBER!We have added a second day and time for our Circle of Support meetings. Join us tomorrow, and don't forget to s...
04/22/2019

REMEMBER!

We have added a second day and time for our Circle of Support meetings. Join us tomorrow, and don't forget to stop by on Friday as well!

For more information about Circle of Support, or to learn about our other groups and services, visit recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501

Can you help us out?Recovery Connection has been chosen by Teachers Credit Union (TCU) to participate in the "Region Gam...
04/20/2019
Recovery Connection

Can you help us out?

Recovery Connection has been chosen by Teachers Credit Union (TCU) to participate in the "Region Games". It's simple! Click the link below and VOTE for us! The top three non-profits win money for the organization.

Help us win by voting and sharing!! You may vote more than once if you are voting from a cell phone.
https://1.shortstack.com/FD02SG/qbR33?w=75084689&e=215621897

Recovery Connection is a program of PACT, Inc. which provides free recovery support services to persons in recovery from substance abuse and/or addiction, as well as to support members of addicted persons. Recovery Connection strives to maintain a coordinated recovery support network within our comm...

Staying physically active is important for any lifestyle. For those living a lifestyle of recovery, working out can be e...
04/18/2019

Staying physically active is important for any lifestyle. For those living a lifestyle of recovery, working out can be extremely beneficial!

Studies show that working out...
...reduces stress
...enhances your memory
...boosts your immune system
...AND MORE!

Thank you to Charter Fitness for offering this awesome deal to our clients. For more information, contact Recovery Connection or the gym directly.

Did ya know? Recovery Connection is now offering additional days and times for SMART Recovery and Circle of Support!Our ...
04/10/2019

Did ya know? Recovery Connection is now offering additional days and times for SMART Recovery and Circle of Support!

Our groups are growing, and we are always looking for opportunities to expand our offerings for our clients.

For more information about our groups and services, visit recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501

Join us TONIGHT at Recovery Connection for Zumba class 💃🕺Let's dance this Monday away!
04/08/2019

Join us TONIGHT at Recovery Connection for Zumba class 💃🕺

Let's dance this Monday away!

Hello April! We're ready for spring and warmer weather! Are YOU?Check out all that we have to offer this month, includin...
04/06/2019

Hello April! We're ready for spring and warmer weather! Are YOU?

Check out all that we have to offer this month, including additional days and times for certain meetings.

04/05/2019

UPDATED 4/5/2019 1:20 pm: It appears that service has been restored; thank you again to everyone for your patience.

Recovery Connection's service area is experiencing a Comcast outage; we will not have phone or internet service until the outage has been resolved. Thank you for your patience during this time.

You ever heard the saying, “Music can heal”? Well, it’s not just a saying. Music therapy can be extremely benefici...
03/27/2019

You ever heard the saying, “Music can heal”? Well, it’s not just a saying. Music therapy can be extremely beneficial to those overcoming addiction.

Whether you’re looking for something therapeutic or just searching for a new hobby, join us at Recovery Connection for guitar lessons on Wednesday’s (starting April 3rd) from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Classes are FREE and open to ALL skill levels. No guitar required.

Exercise is a great way to reduce stress. Join us for Zumba on the following dates for an awesome workout and TONS of fu...
03/25/2019

Exercise is a great way to reduce stress. Join us for Zumba on the following dates for an awesome workout and TONS of fun!

Visit our website at recoveryconnectionpc.org to learn more about all that we have to offer.

If you find yourself in a crisis situation, help is just a text message away. Support is available 24/7 through the Cris...
03/22/2019

If you find yourself in a crisis situation, help is just a text message away. Support is available 24/7 through the Crisis Text Line.

This support line is for anyone dealing with any type of painful emotion, not just those with suicidal thoughts.

For more information, visit www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.

SMART Recovery is a science-based, self-help group that focuses on equipping people with practical skills and tools for ...
03/20/2019

SMART Recovery is a science-based, self-help group that focuses on equipping people with practical skills and tools for overcoming a variety of addictive behaviors.

This 4-Point Program focuses on:
1. Building and maintaining motivation
2. Coping with urges
3. Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors
4. Living a balanced lifestyle

Join us at Recovery Connection to learn how you may benefit from the SMART Recovery program!

We're half way through the week, and we think that calls for some Game Night fun!Join us tonight, and every Wednesday, a...
03/06/2019

We're half way through the week, and we think that calls for some Game Night fun!

Join us tonight, and every Wednesday, at Recovery Connection for Game Night from 6pm-8pm.

We hope your March is off to a wonderful start!Check out this month's calendar for all that's happening here at Recovery...
03/05/2019

We hope your March is off to a wonderful start!

Check out this month's calendar for all that's happening here at Recovery Connection..

Thank you to The Rotary Club of Valparaiso, Indiana for their contribution to help support pro-social activities at Reco...
03/04/2019

Thank you to The Rotary Club of Valparaiso, Indiana for their contribution to help support pro-social activities at Recovery Connection!

Without the support of our community, we would not be able to accomplish our goals of providing recovery support services to individuals struggling with addiction and/or substance abuse. We are honored to be a recipient of this award.

Congratulations to all of our Grant Recipients for 2019! We are so proud to announce the amazing groups that received our Rotary Valpo dollars this year. We love handing out money to great organizations that qualify. This year totaled $11,000!

All recipients are pictured: Hilltop Neighborhood House with Jennifer Wright and Amy Osbourn Pines Village Retirement Communities with Michele Murphy Wise and Tracy Huyvaerf PACT - Porter County with Megan Johnston United Way of Porter County with Kim Olesker Opportunity Enterprises with Ellen DeMartinis and Kacie Ensign and Our Greater Good with Garner Tullis.

Congrats to all and thank you for all that you do!

Also pictured, thank you to Bill Higbie and Lauren Orchard for co-chairing our always impressive Grant Committee! Other great committee members include Sharon Kish, Leslie Plesac, Rob Cavanaugh, Rick Lohmeyer, Bill Steinbrecher, Byron Smith III, Doug Watkins, Tracy Bergstrom, Karen Vogelsang, Dawn Kroeger, Matt Evans, Jonathan Hildebrand, Annetta Jones, and Michael Lipp.

If anyone is interested in The Rotary Club of Valparaiso, Indiana previous years' winners, see our website page.

http://www.rotaryvalpo.com/rotaryvalpogivesback

And don't forget to LIKE us here on FB:) and check us out @rotaryvalpo on Insta and Twitter. Please tag individuals as you see fit as we intend to promote this post as much as possible. ValpoLife.comValpo Chamber

Thanks again to everyone! It's a great day to be a Rotarian!

02/22/2019
Frontline Foundations, Inc.

Looking for a way to spend your Friday night?

Check out this awesome event through Frontline Foundations, Inc.

Recovery Connection firmly believes in the importance of connecting with others in recovery through prosocial activities!

Come to the Life Recovery Center on FRIDAY (2/22) for music/open mic, food, euchre tournament, friends in recovery and more...all at our 4th Friday Event!

714 Lincolnway, La Porte, IN. Doors open at 4pm.

Recovery Connection is closed today, 2/18 for President's Day. These meetings will not take place:-Teen & Youth SMART Re...
02/18/2019

Recovery Connection is closed today, 2/18 for President's Day. These meetings will not take place:

-Teen & Youth SMART Recovery
-Women's Night
-SMART Recovery

We will resume normal hours tomorrow, 2/19!

Did you know? Recovery Connection offers a SMART Recovery meeting for family and friends affected by a loved one's addic...
02/18/2019

Did you know? Recovery Connection offers a SMART Recovery meeting for family and friends affected by a loved one's addiction.

Circle of Support exists to offer family, friends, and support members a safe place to process their emotions and learn essential skills for overcoming the destructive impact of addiction.

To learn more about Circle of Support or any of our other meetings and services, please visit our website at recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501

Wow! Thank you to ValpoLife.com for this wonderful piece that truly encompasses all the good that we do to help those in...
02/15/2019
Valpo.Life

Wow! Thank you to ValpoLife.com for this wonderful piece that truly encompasses all the good that we do to help those in our community on the road to recovery.

To learn more about our services, please visit our website at recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501.

Living in recovery from substance abuse requires as much support from community resources as it does personal perseverance. First developed four years ago through PACT - Porter County, Recovery Connection believes that to overcome the destruction of addiction, a person must engage in support that stimulates mind, body and spirit.

https://www.valpolife.com/health/specialty/72390-recovery-connection-creates-culture-of-healing

Join us for some Game Night fun!Tonight and every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm.
02/13/2019

Join us for some Game Night fun!

Tonight and every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm.

Mondays are for fresh starts!Check out all that we have going on this week and throughout the rest of the month.Need a l...
02/11/2019

Mondays are for fresh starts!

Check out all that we have going on this week and throughout the rest of the month.

Need a little more info on our groups and activities?
Visit recoveryconnectionpc.org OR call 219-510-6501.

We will open today at 4:00 p.m. Today (1/31)! All evening meetings will take place.In the case of unexpected cancellatio...
01/31/2019

We will open today at 4:00 p.m. Today (1/31)! All evening meetings will take place.

In the case of unexpected cancellations, please continue to check the Recovery Connection page.

Recovery Connection will be closed tomorrow (1/31) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. We will open at 4:00 p.m. And services will resum...
01/30/2019

Recovery Connection will be closed tomorrow (1/31) from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

We will open at 4:00 p.m. And services will resume.

Please continue to check the Recovery Connection page regularly in the case of changing weather patterns or other unexpected cancellations!

Due to below freezing temperatures, Recovery Connection will be closed today (1/30).These meetings are cancelled: -Alcoh...
01/30/2019

Due to below freezing temperatures, Recovery Connection will be closed today (1/30).

These meetings are cancelled:
-Alcoholics Anonymous
-Game Night
-SMART Recovery Tools

Support is still available by calling 219-510-6501.

If you have an emergency, please call 911.
If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Recovery Connection will be closed tomorrow (1/30) due to weather.Support will still be available by calling 219-510-650...
01/30/2019

Recovery Connection will be closed tomorrow (1/30) due to weather.

Support will still be available by calling 219-510-6501.

Recovery Connection is open today (1/29) until 8:00 p.m.Our SMART Recovery and Circle of Support meetings are still avai...
01/29/2019

Recovery Connection is open today (1/29) until 8:00 p.m.

Our SMART Recovery and Circle of Support meetings are still available at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight's Credit Check Workshop is cancelled.

Please call 219-510-6501 if you have any questions or are in need of additional recovery support. Please continue to check our page to stay up-to-date on weather cancellations and closings.

Stay safe and warm!

Recovery Connection will be closed today due to the weather. These meetings will be cancelled:-Teen & Youth SMART Recove...
01/28/2019

Recovery Connection will be closed today due to the weather. These meetings will be cancelled:

-Teen & Youth SMART Recovery
-Women's Night: Painting & Relaxation
-SMART Recovery

We hope everyone stays safe and warm!

If you have an emergency, please call 911.
If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and control anxiety along with a host of other benefits! Join us tonight for...
01/24/2019

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and control anxiety along with a host of other benefits! Join us tonight for Qi Gong Meditation, a type of meditation involving slow flowing movement and coordinated deep breathing.

Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. to try this type of meditation!

Due to inclement weather, Recovery Connection will close at 2:00 p.m. today (1/23). Support will still be available by c...
01/23/2019

Due to inclement weather, Recovery Connection will close at 2:00 p.m. today (1/23). Support will still be available by calling 219-510-6501.

These meetings and activities are cancelled:
-Sketching
-Game Night
-SMART Recovery

If you have an emergency, please call 911.
If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Due to the weather conditions, Recovery Connection will be closed this evening (1/22).These meetings and workshops will ...
01/22/2019

Due to the weather conditions, Recovery Connection will be closed this evening (1/22).

These meetings and workshops will be cancelled:
-Interviewing/Workplace Skills
-SMART Recovery
-Circle of Support

We hope everyone stays warm and safe!

If you have an emergency, please call 911.
If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Recovery Connection will be closed today, Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen to...
01/21/2019

Recovery Connection will be closed today, Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22nd!

If you are in need of immediate information for local treatment facilities, support groups, or community-based organizations, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Address

505 Don Hovey Drive
Valparaiso, IN
46383

General information

Volunteers The experience offered by volunteers makes them uniquely qualified to assist others in making their own personal transformations. There are three strong reasons Recovery Connection incorporates volunteers into its programs. First, it helps build organizational strength. That strength comes not only from growing and reaching out into the community, but also in the sense of ownership that volunteers gain when they become visible advocates for Recovery Connection. Peer to Peer Training Peer to Peer Training is the act of people who have had similar experiences with the “culture of addiction” giving each other encouragement, hope, assistance, guidance and understanding that aids their transition into the “culture of recovery.” Research has shown that recovery is facilitated by social support (McLellan et al., 1998), and four types of social support have been identified in the literature (Cobb, 1976; Salzer, 2002): emotional, informational, instrumental, and affiliation support.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(219) 510-6501

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