FHR Delaware offers two new programs at Peer Center

Published 11/18/2011

The peer-run recovery center provides members two new weekly programs

Seaford, DE – November 18, 2011 – Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) is offering two new peer groups at the Acceptance, Change, Empowerment (A.C.E.) Center at 547 N. Bradford Street.

As a peer-run complex, the A.C.E. Center offers educational and employment services, health and wellness, arts, culinary, and horticultural programs to those in recovery from mental health illnesses, past trauma, and/or substance abuse. The Center’s day programming now includes a new Anger Management/Conflict Resolution Group and a creative Arts Expression Group.

Led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Anger Management/Conflict Resolution Group focuses on determining triggers and learning solution-oriented approaches in addressing personal anger issues. Group meetings are held every Wednesday at 2 p.m.

“Participants can join the group at any time by showing up on a Wednesday,” says A.C.E. staff member Jim Martin. “But once they attend their first group meeting, we expect members to complete all 12 sessions that we offer. By the end of the twelfth week, we intend to have provided enough resources and knowledge for participants to manage their anger and resolve emotional conflicts.”

The second new peer group being offered at the A.C.E. Center is called the Arts Expression Group. A.C.E. members created this group as a part of FHR’s creative recovery initiative, Studio 35. As an agency-wide model, Studio 35 represents a therapeutic approach to treatment, which deviates beyond traditional therapy to awaken individuality through color, song, drama, dance, and more. The peer-initiated and peer-run group offers opportunities to work creatively in a safe and friendly setting every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We’re really excited to offer both of these programs at the A.C.E. Center,” says FHR Southeast Director of Peer Recovery Services John McNamara. “We welcome anyone interested, whether you’re part of FHR or not, to come and attend.”

To find out more information or to sign up for either group, please contact John McNamara at 302-628-3016.