Child & Family Committee Promotes Recovery & Resiliency at AFN Picnic

Child & Family Committee Promotes Recovery & Resiliency at AFN Picnic

Supporting families is the best way to support children. That is what Allegheny Family Network does on a daily basis. On a beautiful Friday in August, AFN hosted a picnic in Schenley Park for children and families. ACCR Children’s committee sent two members to join in the fun. It was a great day sharing food and activities with hundreds of kids and family members.       Our time was spent chatting and stringing beads into bracelets...

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Public Awareness Committee Re-Launch

Public Awareness Committee Re-Launch

The Public Awareness Committee promotes the use of recovery principles and practices by using the media to call attention to the need to eliminate stigma and discrimination and encouraging individuals to actively participate in their recovery and offer advocacy and support to their peers.  We are excited for the relaunch and look forward to partnering with you to create amazing community events and outreach to eliminate the stigma around...

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Welcome, Cyndie

Welcome, Cyndie

ACCR would like to welcome Cyndie Spanier, who was recently elected to be a co-chair of the Steering Committee. Congratulations Cyndie! Cynthia Spanier is a Ph.D. trained Clinical Psychologist and Certified Health Coach recently elected to co-chair of the Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR). 7/2019. When she is not facilitating steering committee meetings, she is running her health coaching practice. The focus here is on health,...

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World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

  October 10th was World Mental Health Day. In solidarity, people all over social media posted about their mental health experiences, spreading awareness, and working towards stopping stigma. But how do you help a person who is experiencing a mental illness? That’s where recovery comes into play. More commonly than you would think, the definition of recovery is misconstrued. People think that recovery is a one-time event but really,...

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ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

    Last September 2017, ACCR participated in the second annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk which aims to dispel stigma against those in recovery from addiction. At this event, we sponsored a “Thank You First Responders” booth where we collected signatures from people on two posters to express messages of thanks and gratitude to those who serve our community – with a specific focus on those who are treating and helping people with...

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Recovery Walk 2017

Recovery Walk 2017

  On September 17th, 2017, ACCR participated in the second annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk which aims to dispel stigma against those in recovery from addiction. The Recovery Walk is held in September as part of National Recovery Month and is a free event open to anyone who has been affected in some way by addiction.           As a sponsor of the walk, ACCR was represented by a booth in Market Square, where the...

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