330 W. Michigan, Jackson, MI 49201 info@strong-families.org 517-787-7920

A Mother’s Story of Recovery

“When I came to Family Services, I was pregnant, addicted to drugs, and wanted a better life for myself and my baby that was coming.  I attended Doug’s “Intensive Outpatient” group and weekly appointments with my therapist Kaitlyn.  I completed intensive outpatient, dropped down to “Outpatient”, and then joined the “Helping Women Recover” group. The HWR group with Shannon was a safe place for me to connect, relate to other women, and feel safe. HWR group taught me even more coping skills and I knew that I was not alone. I have been working with Kelly in case management and setting goals for myself, such as having a drug-free birth, getting safe and affordable housing, a vehicle, employment, and studying for my GED.  I had a drug-free birth, and my daughter is a healthy and happy baby. I have my daughter with me, my own apartment, a reliable vehicle, starting to study for my GED, and I have an amazing support system with FSCA, SOAR, and the recovering community. Even the front staff is very supportive, I love me some Tami. I can call and talk to anyone when I have problems, and they are always really supportive. Because of the education and support, I will have a year of recovery on October 12, 2020. Family Services is amazing and love them.” Rachel

If you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse, please call 517-787-7920 to set up an intake, or go to https://strong-families.org/behavioral-health-programs/substance-abuse-3/ for more information about our program.

A Family’s Journey Through Recovery

FSCA’s Family Group provides a unique forum for persons in recovery from substance use, and the families and friends of persons in recovery or who have lost family or friends to the disease of addiction, to meet in an informal, comfortable setting. The group invites the public, not only FSCA clients, to come and share their experience, strength and hope in a supportive group of people who are also navigating a path through addiction and other mental disorders.

There is no similar group in the Jackson area, and FSCA has an array of groups incomparable locally. The Family Group is bringing addiction and mental disorders to light, and giving the Jackson recovery community another place to find healing and hope. FSCA has provided a comfortable, informal, nonjudgmental space for my 13-yr-old and my husband to join me in my recovery and meet other people who either are recovering themselves or love a person who is recovering or who is not with them anymore.

Instead of a formal, dull didactic lead by a presenter, the family group gives each person attending a chance to share. It has allowed my family to hear first-hand experience, struggles, and successes with addiction and other mental disorders. The Family Group has helped our family process the trauma we have been through because of my disease. Marissa

If you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse, please call 517-787-7920 to set up an intake, or go to https://strong-families.org/behavioral-health-programs/substance-abuse-3/ for more information about our program.

4th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CASH BASH

Join us for an hour of fun! Purchase a $20.00 ticket and you will have the chance to win $2000.00! There is a special drawing for people who purchase five or more tickets, a 50/50 drawing and a costume contest. Please go to our Cash Bash website at www.FSCAcashbash.com for all the details and to purchase your tickets. There is a limited amount of tickets available so hurry and purchase yours today