Are services really free at A Way Forward?
Why do you offer free services?
We want to remove barriers to recovery. Figuring out how to pay for help to get sober can be daunting. Even if a person does have insurance they have to search for a facility that will accept the insurance. Then figure out how to pay the co-pay. During the pandemic many people lost their job and with that their health insurance.
It is our sincere desire to give back to the community and offer a safe space for recovery.
What if you can’t help me?
Do you only work with alcoholics and addicts?
Do you have any recovery groups without “the God thing”?
(Of course, we also host some AA meetings.)
Do you only offer recovery groups?
We take a broader approach to recovery from substances and related conditions. We offer many groups that look at other mental health issues including PTSD, anxiety and depression. These conditions can all lead to substance use. They can also block a person in recovery from achieving sobriety built on a solid foundation.
Everyone is welcome to attend these groups. People do not have to have an issue with substance use.
Do you offer free meals?
No, we do not offer free meals. We will sometimes have special events and barbeque or have a pizza night, for example. These would be announced at meetings and in social media.
We can help you find other places that offer free meals. We can also direct you to one of the many food banks in town.
Do you have any wellness programs?
Can I volunteer?
Recovery Coach FAQ
Recovery Coaching helps clients stay in recovery.
What is a Recovery Coach?
Consulting a coach is a great first call. The earlier, the better.
How is a Recovery Coach different than a therapist?
First and foremost, a recovery coach is not a replacement for a therapist. Secondly, therapists often work with clients on their past and why a person may be stuck. Recovery Coaches focus your strengths and what it is that can be done for your recovery today. Often, that is with future goals in mind. Recovery coaches also take a broad approach to help address quality of life issues or challenges with health, work, relationships, finances, etc. Coaches ask “what” and “how” questions to create goals and plans. great coaches establish trust with therapists, so that the coach can extend the work their clients do with their therapists on a regular basis.
How is a sponsor different than a Recovery Coach?
Recovery Coaching is a strengths-based approach, with the goal of helping to achieve living your best life.