“Recovery is for everyone” – Sidney Daily News

Lindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information about becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell is helping people interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program head in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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Beth Winegardner, left, Lima Early Childhood Services Coordinator, and Lisa Thomas, Fort Loramie Family Advocate, run the table for CORS Head Start. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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Lisa Seeger, left, of Sidney, and Elle Huggins, of Sidney, run the Job and Family Services table. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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Melanie Francis, left to right, Dawn Griffith and Mary Jean Carpenter, all of Sidney, run the Journey 4 Self Mental Health Services table and speak to Ashley Holthaus of Anna, the community relations officer at the Women’s Center of Ohio. Each of these organizations is located in Sydney. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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Hailey Crank, left to right, Kate Myers and Cheyanna Berlesman, all of Greenville, run the table at Path, a behavioral health care service based in Greenville. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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Megan Campbell, event planner and New Vision administrator, tends the table at New Vision, a service specializing in medical stabilization during withdrawal. They are based in Sydney at Wilson Health. The event was called Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration and was held on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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SIDNEY – The first “Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration” hosted by New Vision kicked off at 4 p.m. on September 29 in Courthouse Square in downtown Sidney with 56 other organizations from various nearby counties joining in them to show their solidarity and provide resources to the community.

New Vision Administrator Megan Campbell organized this event so that anyone in need of recovery resources can find them all in one place and the leaders of the organizations in attendance can network with each other. New Vision’s role in recovery is medical stabilization during withdrawal and moving patients to treatment. The program has been in place at Wilson Health in Sidney for more than three years and has so far helped more than 400 people seek treatment.

“I’m so happy with the turnout; it makes me emotional,” Campbell said. “Just to see everyone working together in one place for recovery, it’s like the whole point of the recovery community is to work together to make things like this happen. That’s where the magic happens when you coordinate and when you work together to heal people, so that’s what we’re here for.

One of the organizations involved was the YMCA of Sidney-Shelby County, and their purpose was to provide information about the health support classes and other programs they offer for children and families.

“It’s a great turnout. There are so many vendors. This is the highest number of providers we have seen in Shelby County Health Care before,” YMCA Wellness Director Suann Kleinhans said of the event.

“I think that says a lot that everyone is focused on mental health and recovery and that’s a big buzzword in our community that we all recognize needs to be around. help,” YMCA director of operations Jamie Crippin said of the organization’s involvement. .

Morgan Mitchell of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County also mentioned the organization’s impressive turnout and why her organization decided to participate. The goal of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is to pair volunteers with children to form a one-on-one mentoring relationship.

“I think a big part of it is just getting our name out there. Big Brothers Big Sisters are trying to grow, we are trying to recruit. Recruitment is big business right now. So just go out into the community and let them know we’re here for them,” Mitchell said.

Lindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information about becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell is helping people interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program head in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

Beth Winegardner, left, Lima Early Childhood Services Coordinator, and Lisa Thomas, Fort Loramie Family Advocate, run the table for CORS Head Start. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

Lisa Seeger, left, of Sidney, and Elle Huggins, of Sidney, run the Job and Family Services table. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

Melanie Francis, left to right, Dawn Griffith and Mary Jean Carpenter, all of Sidney, run the Journey 4 Self Mental Health Services table and speak to Ashley Holthaus of Anna, the community relations officer at the Women’s Center of Ohio. Each of these organizations is located in Sydney. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

Hailey Crank, left to right, Kate Myers and Cheyanna Berlesman, all of Greenville, run the table at Path, a behavioral health care service based in Greenville. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event organized by New Vision on September 29 in the courthouse square.

Megan Campbell, event planner and New Vision administrator, tends the table at New Vision, a service specializing in medical stabilization during withdrawal. They are based in Sydney at Wilson Health. The event was called Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration and was held on September 29 in the courthouse square.

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