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TPC Poetry Group: Healing Through the Written Word

Posted: Tue, May 08, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro “Here’s a good one - write about one of your phobias.” It’s the beginning of TPC’s weekly poetry group, and clinician Erika Berrio is listing off possible topics for the group poem, in which participants write a few lines each on the topic and pass it along...

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Six Myths and Realities Surrounding Mental Illness

Posted: Wed, March 21, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro Awareness of mental health issues is increasing, but damaging stigmas persist in today’s society. Here, we examine some of the more commonly-held myths, and the truths behind them. Myth: Suffering from mental illness is uncommon Mental illness is probably more common than you think. According to the...

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Recovery Navigation Program: A Community Success Story

Posted: Wed, January 31, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro The Providence Center’s Recovery Navigation Program (RNP) provides a space where people who misuse alcohol can stabilize and get connected with treatment resources. Now open for just over a year, the program is seeing successes in its mission to lend a helping hand to this complex and...

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TPC’s Recovery Coach Career Ladder – Providing Workforce Advancement Opportunities

Posted: Tue, December 05, 2017
by: Jake Bissaro The Providence Center’s Workforce Development and Anchor Recovery Community Center have recently started an apprenticeship program that helps Anchor employees advance their careers in the recovery field. The program stems from a national effort to support non-traditional job opportunities, and gives people in recovery a pathway to...

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The Providence Center to Open RI’s First Youth Recovery Center

Posted: Fri, October 27, 2017
By: Jake Bissaro Early next year, The Providence Center (TPC) is set to open Rhode Island’s first recovery center designed specifically for teens struggling with addiction. The Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Center will provide access to age-appropriate recovery supports for young people, and connect them with peers to establish...

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