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Childcare at the WRC

The lack of safe and affordable access to childcare remains the number one barrier for women seeking addiction treatment.  After the reconfiguration of the Women’s Recovery Center’s, we now offer on-site childcare so that women can bring their children with them to the WRC. While the Mother is engaged in treatment, children from the ages...

Sherwin-William’s Women’s Club 2018 Belle Award
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Sherwin-William’s Women’s Club 2018 Belle Award

The Women’s Recovery Center was honored receive the 2018 Belle Award by the Sherwin-William’s Women’s Club and the Sherwin-Williams Foundation on Tuesday, November 13th at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Thank you to the Sherwin-Williams Corporate Headquarters‘s Women’s Club for recognizing the Women’s Recovery Center with the Belle Award named after William Sherwin’s daughter Belle to...

How to Seek Help
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How to Seek Help

Far too often family members and friends of addicts are uncertain how to seek help for someone that is in a spiral of active addiction. For family and friends there can be a feeling of desperation to make a difference. We often look towards courts, probation officers and social workers to make those referrals, but...

Ohio Issue 1
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Ohio Issue 1

On Tuesday, November 6th, Ohioans will be headed to the polls to determine the fate of Ohio Issue 1 also known as  the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment  and Rehabilitation Amendment. The legislation would change the state’s constitution to reduce drug penalties and send fewer people to prison. Individuals caught using or possessing drugs would face...

Harvey Weinstein – Trauma and Addiction
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Harvey Weinstein – Trauma and Addiction

This morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., Harvey Weinstein, the former powerful Hollywood Producer, surrendered to the police department in Manhattan amid allegations of undisclosed sex crimes.  Since October 2017, it was shocking to see how much he has aged in that time and he stumbled as he approached the Police Department.  He was fingerprinted, photographed,...

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Ritz Carlton Cleveland Volunteers

Three volunteers participating in the Because I Said I Would volunteer event were also representing the Ritz Carlton Cleveland Frankie and Jillian presented the Women’s Recovery with blankets for the infant and toddler room.  These volunteers with their colleague Julie also participated in the volunteer day. ENGAGE. CONTRIBUTE. INSPIRE. These are the guiding principles of...

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Because I Said I Would

The global volunteer movement because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. On Saturday, May 19, the Cleveland Chapter coordinated a volunteer effort attended by fifteen volunteers to help the Women’s Recovery Center to create a warm and healing environment for...

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Transformation Complete

In May 2015, Dave and Lisa O’Brien were invited to the Women’s Recovery Center to witness recovery. What they saw was a building in disrepair. There were missing ceiling tiles, old and dirty carpeting and obvious evidence of water damage. Even under these conditions, the O’Briens met women that were on the path to recovery....

New Federal Drug Policy
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New Federal Drug Policy

The White House announced that there would be a major policy statement from New Hampshire concerning the opioid public health epidemic. It is anticipated that the policy will have three concepts.  The plan is stated to cut demand through education and preventing over-prescribing; reduce the supply of illegal drugs by toughening penalties; and expand opportunities...

St. Patrick’s Day
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St. Patrick’s Day

For St. Patrick’s Day limericks encourage us to consider the pranks played by leprechauns, pots of gold and of course rainbows. The day only comes once a year To wear green, see parades and say, “Cheers!” Just don’t over imbibe Why not liberate a Life and Donate the price o’One Green Beer! The Women’s Recovery...