News and Updates

We would like to begin this month’s newsletter by welcoming four new-ish staff members to our Heartland Family! Welcome to your new roles, Greg, Claire, Kholby, and Diana! We are so excited to see what you all do and look forward to having you all be part of Heartland in ways that continue to best serve our clients. Greg is our new Program Director, making sure PHP, 10P, OP and run smoothly.

Claire is our new Intake Coordinator and OP counselor. She will be guiding our clients through the admissions process. Diana will be our Client Support Service Specialist, becoming our client’s go-to person. Last but not least, Kholby is tackling all things social media for Heartland. She’s even talking about herself in third-person right now.. Again, we are so glad to have you all on board!

HEARTLAND HEARTBEATS

This month, our very own Heartbeats will be wrapping gifts for the residents of St. Jude's House in Crown Point, IN. We are proud to have alumni and staff that give back each year to other individuals in need. Thank you, Heartland Heartbeats!

St. Jude's House

St. Jude’s House provides housing, food, and empowerment for women and children escaping domestic violence. If you are interested in donating, check out their wishlist items below and purchase if you can. You can drop donations off at Heartland or at St. Jude’s House.

St. Jude Wishlist

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

The gift that keeps on giving: Sobriety.   –
 

SHARE YOUR SOBER JOY

With the holiday season in full swing many become caught up in the gift-giving process. Though material gifts are one way to show appreciation, love, and kindness to those around you, it is not the only way. For everyone, but especially those folks that are on their recovery journey, there is another way to show love, kindness, and selflessness.

One way to cultivate lasting recovery and give while doing so is to help others. Research done by Dr. Maria Pagano, Ph.D., shows that individuals that attended more AA meetings and helped others in recovery through service work reported a long-term increase in their own sobriety.

This is not new news, as support groups began with the core belief that helping others is integral to an individual’s recovery. Though it may not be new news, it is good news to hear that there are ways to keep yourself sober while helping others! Read on to find local ways to help.

SO WHAT DOES IT DO?

• Helping others reminds you of how far you have come in your recovery and reinforces your sobriety.
• Helping other helps decrease depression and anxiety.
• Helping others increases your self-esteem and your self-confidence.

FOLLOW ALONG THIS YEAR AS WE LEAD UP TO DECEMBER 25TH WITH 12 DAYS OF SOBER CHRISTMAS! EACH DAY, WE WILL BE OPENING UP A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GIFTS WE HAVE RECEIVED SINCE BECOMING SOBER. THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN ON DECEMBER 13TH, SO KEEP AN EYE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE WHAT GIFTS WE FIND!

12 DAYS OF SOBER CHRISTMAS – WHAT RECOVERY GAVE TO ME.

Let’s reflect on the gifts we have been given since we got sober.

ON THE 10TH AND 11TH OF DEC, COME SEE US AT HUNT + GATHER! WE WILL HAVE OUR OWN BOOTH STOCKED WITH MERCH AND SMILING HEARTLAND FACES!

This month always seems to go by the quickest. Before we all know it, it will be time to ring in the New Year! Enjoy the moments with loved ones, and we hope you continue to have a safe, happy, and warm holiday season!

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