Activities and Recovery Support

Reducing Stigma and Providing Opportunities for New Experiences

We work to increase access to evidence-based treatment, prevention, and recovery supports for families struggling with substance use. By providing access to sober social activities and new experiences, we help reduce the stigma associated with substance use and help support recovery journeys for individuals and families.

Recovery Is Beautiful NWPA

Recovery Is Beautiful provides free recovery support services and resources for women and families impacted by substance use disorders. Through this program, community members have access to peer support, Life Skills Groups, Family and Individual Support Groups, Sober Social Events, Naloxone Resources, and more.

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UPMC Women's Recovery Center

The UPMC Women’s Recovery Center is an outpatient program for women with substance use disorders who are pregnant or who have children. The center offers prenatal care, medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine, counseling, and mobile case management to help meet social service needs.

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Community Recovery Days

We participate in Annual Recovery Day celebrations in Erie, Crawford and Venango Counties. These community celebrations feature family fun activities, pony rides, vendors, refreshments, prizes, 5K races, candlelight vigils, and recovery resources.

These activities help spread the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, and treatment is effective and available.

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Sober Social Activities

Through Recovery is Beautiful, we provide opportunities for those in recovery to find new sober activities they enjoy, in addition to facilitating healthy friendships with people who will support their recovery journey. Activities include walking groups, ice cream socials, skating days, and virtual craft events for individuals in recovery and their families.

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Life Skills Groups

Through Recovery is Beautiful, we provide opportunities for women and recovery and their families to spend time together in our Life Skills Groups. These groups encourage personal insight and empower women to remove barriers and meet recovery goals.