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From the desk of Allison Drinkard, Alumni Coordinator

Fall 2019

Enjoy Life - Like Kari

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"It is possible to have an amazing life not driven by drugs and alcohol" -Kari (Alum)

I spent the month of August 2017 at Atchison Valley Hope. What began as the scariest time of my life ended up being what I consider to be one of the best months of my life. I have built such strong connections with so many people who share my deep and abiding gratitude for Valley Hope. It’s why I make every effort to participate in the alumni Renewal Day. It gives me that same sense of belonging and feeling of “coming home.” I also go to Renewal Day to give back. For any patient who isn’t sure if a clean and sober life is even possible, I hope that my words make a difference. I hope that my presence, even in a small way, will give them a glimpse of what sobriety can be for them. It is possible to have an amazing life that isn’t driven by drugs and alcohol. -Kari

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From the desk of Allison Drinkard, Alumni Coordinator

Fall 2019

Enjoy Life - Like Kari

Group of people standing in a circle showing support

"It is possible to have an amazing life not driven by drugs and alcohol" -Kari (Alum)

I spent the month of August 2017 at Atchison Valley Hope. What began as the scariest time of my life ended up being what I consider to be one of the best months of my life. I have built such strong connections with so many people who share my deep and abiding gratitude for Valley Hope. It’s why I make every effort to participate in the alumni Renewal Day. It gives me that same sense of belonging and feeling of “coming home.” I also go to Renewal Day to give back. For any patient who isn’t sure if a clean and sober life is even possible, I hope that my words make a difference. I hope that my presence, even in a small way, will give them a glimpse of what sobriety can be for them. It is possible to have an amazing life that isn’t driven by drugs and alcohol. -Kari

Photo of Allison Drinkard, the Northeast Kansas Alumni Coordinator

Call To Action!

To join the Hope Builder Club, or for more information, please contact me:

Allison Drinkard
[email protected]

P | 816.912.9574

Everyday Habits for Successful Recovery- Part 1

Planting a seed into the ground

1. Pray/meditate – Try putting your shoes, phone, or keys under your bed at night so in the morning you must get on your knees to retrieve them and will already be on your knees for prayer.

2. Attend a meeting – Usually when you don’t want to go to a meeting is when you should. Try implementing 90 meetings in 90 days to obtain a regular routine. Attending the same meeting within that 90 days will help start building your support system/community.

3. Read recovery literature – There’s copious amounts of options for literature to choose from. It’s never a bad idea to read something inspirational to start or end your day.

Baskets of food

You Did This for the Patients!

Life in recovery can be a great time! Wednesday, September 18, alumni met for some great fun and food at the North Kansas City Chapter Meeting. We shared many laughs, played games and had tons of fellowship. The true magic was watching the alumni create snack packages for the current patient group.The love in the room was overflowing. The patients are going to cherish these heartfelt gifts!

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Who doesn’t love BBQ?!?

Join us on October 18, for our Renewal day/Anniversary dinner! You won’t want to miss this day full of fun, fellowship, smiles and food! We will kick the day off by watching alumni share their experience, strength and hope with the patients. From 1:00 PM-3:00 PM enjoy plenty of games, art and fun for all ages! 4:00-5:00 PM we will have a guest speaker, then chow on BBQ to end this amazing day!

Baskets of food

You Did This for the Patients!

Life in recovery can be a great time! Wednesday, September 18, alumni met for some great fun and food at the North Kansas City Chapter Meeting. We shared many laughs, played games and had tons of fellowship. The true magic was watching the alumni create snack packages for the current patient group.The love in the room was overflowing. The patients are going to cherish these heartfelt gifts!

NEKS-4

Who doesn’t love BBQ?!?

Join us on October 18, for our Renewal day/Anniversary dinner! You won’t want to miss this day full of fun, fellowship, smiles and food! We will kick the day off by watching alumni share their experience, strength and hope with the patients. From 1:00 PM-3:00 PM enjoy plenty of games, art and fun for all ages! 4:00-5:00 PM we will have a guest speaker, then chow on BBQ to end this amazing day!

Alumni Groups and Resources

Valley Hope of Atchison

Renewal Day | 3rd Friday of the month

  • 8:30AM: Alumni start arriving
  • 9AM: Alumni meet in dining hall
  • 9:30AM: Cup hanging ceremony
  • 10:45AM: Road to Recovery
  • 11:15AM: Medallion ceremony (lunch to follow)
  • 1PM:  Renewal small groups

Valley Hope of Overland Park

  • Morning Renewal Day | 4th Friday | 8-10AM
  • Evening Renewal Night | 4th Friday | 6-8PM
  • Alumni are encouraged to join lecture from 8:30-9:30AM every Friday.
  • We invite alumni and friends to share their stories, experience, strength and hope. This will include alumni that will be returning to receive back their cup to celebrate their one year anniversary.

Resources

Benefits Of The HBC

  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Support
  • Panel Discussions
  • Fun and Fellowship
  • Opportunities
  • Inspiration
  • Engagement
  • Chapter Meetings

Activities

Valley Hope of Atchison

Renewal Day/Alumni Group Meeting | 3rd Friday

8:30AM: Alumni arrive

9AM: Alumni meet in dining hall

9:30AM: Cup hanging Ceremony

10:45AM: Road to recovery

11:15AM: Medallion ceremony (lunch to follow)

1PM:  Alumni Small Group meeting in cafeteria

Valley Hope of Overland Park

Morning Renewal Day | Last Friday | 8-10AM

Evening Renewal Night | Last Friday | 6-8PM

Alumni are encouraged to join lecture from 8:30-9:30AM every Friday.

Resources

Benefits Of The HBC

Activities

Resources

Support

Panel Discussions

Fun and Fellowship

Opportunities

Inspiration

Engagement

Chapter Meetings