How to Help The Women's Recovery Center
During the current era over half of the American population regularly becomes involved in some sort of volunteer activity during the course of the year. This amounts to over 100 million people donating time in excess of 19 billion hours a year, valued at over $150 billion per year.
The Women’s Recovery Center seeks volunteers from all age groups, educational backgrounds, income levels, genders, and types of employment to provide diverse services from interacting with infants to sorting clothing in the clothing closet to assisting with fundraising events and serving on the Board of Directors offering both short and long term assignments. What are your interests?
Board of Directors
The Women’s Recovery Center of Greater Cleveland is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is legally and morally responsible for the work and direction of the organization. Each individual Director can and does make a vital contribution to the growth and development of the Women’s Center.
Internships allow students to acquire marketable skills and experiences, explore career options, network in their chosen career field, and gain invaluable knowledge of the working world. Available internships include:
- Counseling under the supervision of a Licensed Independent Social Worker
- Non-profit Administration
Liberating Lives... Women’s Recovery Center of Greater Cleveland
The Women’s Center is a State certified and comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction treatment center for women and families in crisis. The Women’s Center is the only treatment facility that accepts all women including low income and medically indigent clients.
With the mantra Treating Addiction…Liberating Lives your support allows the Women’s Recovery Center to provide trauma integrated treatment services for women and their families. Treatment Works and People Recover. If you would like to support the work of the Women’s Recovery Center, please make a tax-deductible contribution. Your support directly impacts the lives of women and their children. Thank you.
Donations Make a Difference:
- $38 will provide a one child with on-site childcare.
- $72 underwrites the cost of an art therapy session for seven (7) clients.
- $339 is the cost one week of comprehensive treatment services for one (1) client including three group therapy sessions, an individual therapy session and case management.
- $500 represents the cost of a five (5) week Parenting Course from the perspective of learning to parent as a sober and supportive parent addressing the generational trends of addiction.
- $993 will provide three (3) families with counseling to rebuild the family unit, create an understanding of the disease of addiction, address issues of violence and creating safety plans.
- $2,855 subsidizes the costs of three months operation of the on-site childcare center for children ages two weeks to twelve years of age.
How to Donate
Donate online. It's fast and secure through PayPal via link to the right.
Or send your tax-deductible donation (in any amount) to:
Women’s Recovery Center
6209 Storer Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
Contact - Donations may be dropped off at the Women’s Recovery Center Monday thru Friday from 9am – 5pm. If additional information is needed, Ada Thomas may be contacted at 216-651-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulletin Boards, Markers, Tape Dispensers, Staples/Staplers, Colored Paper, Scissors, Masking Tape, 3-hole Punches, Copy Paper, Paper Cutter, Post-It Pads, and Legal Pads.
Art Therapy Supplies
Sharpie Markers, Oil Pastels, Watercolor Paper, Crayola Products, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brushes, Canvases, Stickers, Large Paper on a Roll, Beads, Modeling Clay, Kiln, Therapeutic Sand Table, Planters with Potting Soil, Scrapbooking Supplies and Disposable Cameras.
On-Site Childcare Room
Diapers, Baby Wipes, Nutritional Snacks, Baby Formula, Baby Food, Plastic Cutlery, Disposable Plates and Bowls, Microwave Oven, Craft Supplies, New and Gently Used Toys, Bean Bag Chairs, Books, Craft Table and Chairs, Laundry Detergent and Softener, Crib Sheets, Blankets, and hats, gloves and mittens for inclement weather.
Paint for the group therapy rooms, carpet squares to replace existing carpet in common areas and therapy rooms, Task Chairs for the Computer Lab, and Office Guest Chairs.
Advocacy is a time-honored way to make your voice heard by those who make decisions that affect your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Advocacy and lobbying are often confused. One is warm and fuzzy--and your right as a citizen. The other is surrounded by legal issues.
Anyone can be an advocate. The U. S. Constitution
guarantees us freedom of speech, the right to peaceably assemble, and
the right to petition our government for redress of grievances.
A decision maker is someone who makes a decision. That could be a legislator or a board member or an employee of a public or private agency or a newspaper editor or others. The first step in successful advocacy is finding out who makes the decision.
- Federal decision makers
- State decision makers
- Local decision makers
Advocacy in Person
Making direct contact with a decision maker is the most important strategy for advocacy. Direct contact does not have to be made in person, but the in-person contact is the most effective form of advocacy and includes:
- Making an office visit
- Making a district visit
- Testifying at a public hearing
Advocacy from a Distance
Sometimes it is not possible to see a decision maker in order to make direct contact. Fortunately, electricity and the U. S. Postal Service can do the job for us when decision makers are too far away to see or there is not enough time to visit them.
- Writing a letter
- Making a phone call
- Sending email
Making Advocacy Personal
When you are personally involved in an issue, it is pretty easy to tell what is going to work and what will not. Sometimes you have a better idea about the impact a particular policy will have than the policy makers do. That is why it is important to make sure that decision makers get the opportunity to learn about how policies, both old and new, affect individuals and their communities.
- Telling your personal story
- Telling your community's story
- Telling The Women's Center’s story
Advocacy in a Group
Advocates never have to be lonely. There are always others around who care about your issue as much as you do. The trick is to find them and then work with them.
The State of Ohio Calendar of Activities for the 2006-2007 Ohio Budget Process
Date Activity January The Govenor outlines the budget proposals during the State of the State Address. February The Govenor releases summaries of the Executive budget proposal to the General Assembly and the public. The proposal is then introduced as an Executive Budget bill in the Ohio House of Representatives February - March The House holds hearings, makes amendments, and passes its version of the bill. April - May The House version of the budget is introduced in the Senate. The Senate hold hearings, makes amendments, and passes its version of the bill. June A Conference Committee reconciles differences in the House and Senate version of the bill. The Govenor may sign, veto, or sign it with line-item vetos. Vetoes are sent back to the House and Senate. A three-fifths majority of both the House and Senate is required to override a veto. July The new Operating Budget begins on July 1.
TREATMENT COSTS = SAVINGS
Based on SFY 2004 statistics, a course of outpatient substance abuse treatment costs approximately $1,500. This cost-effective treatment for Ohioans includes services for more than 30,000 Medicaid-eligible clients. In the past fiscal year, $19.6 million in state and local funding pulled in $30.4 million in federal funding for treatment services.
Although Medicaid payments for treatment services account for only .4 percent of the total state Medicaid budget, that $50 million means thousands of Ohioans and their families can stop the cycle of addiction, job loss, poverty and crime.
Every addicted person impacts Ohio’s economy on many levels. According to a recent national study, addiction costs every Ohioan $259 a year. Effective treatment results in massive savings for all taxpayers.
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