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Voices of Hope opens new Recovery Community Center in Lexington with grand opening on Jan. 17

Voices of Hope, a local recovery community organization, has opened a Recovery Community Center in downtown Lexington. The new center, located in Suite 101 of 450 Old Vine Street, will have its grand opening on Jan. 17 from 10-11 a.m., with the official ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m.

The Voices of Hope Recovery Community Center is a recovery-oriented sanctuary anchored in the heart of the Lexington. The center is peer-operated and serves as an easily accessible resource for community-based recovery support.

The Voices of Hope Recovery Community Center will house the staff and space for the organization’s growing list of recovery support services, including:

·Telephone Recovery Support, a service that makes weekly calls to folks in recovery to listen and support their journey to long-term sobriety.

·CCAR-certified Recovery Coaches/certified Peer Support Specialists, who provide individual in-person, phone or video coaching.

·Recovery meetings (e.g., Twelve-step, SMART Recovery, SMART Friends and Family).

·Sober social activities (yoga, book club, arts and crafts), educational classes (financial literacy, employment readiness, parenting classes) and other community-based services.

“With post-treatment relapse rates between 40-60 percent, achieving sobriety is not enough. Our purpose at Voices of Hope is to help people in recovery stay in recovery,” said Shelley Elswick, president of Voices of Hope. “The way we do that is to step in after a person has achieved sobriety to provide the services that support, encourage and connect people with what they need to move from sobriety to long-term recovery. With this recovery community center, we now have a central location to offer those services to as many people as possible.”

Participants in the Center’s programs will not live at the center.

From Voices of Hope

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