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Photo description: David Boothe, Coalition Specialist Peer Recovery Network, standing by the door of the Raleigh County Resource Drop-In Center invites you to stop by to learn more about their program.
Raleigh County Resource and Drop-In Center
The Raleigh County Resource and Drop-In Center (RCRDIC) is located at 325-B Prince Street in Beckley, WV and is a project of the WV Mental Health Consumer's Association.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL) in Beckley and the RCRDIC have formed a collaborative effort for Raleigh County residents to participate in a variety of activities at the Drop-in Center. MTSTCIL will provide scheduled transportation to some of RCRDIC's events at a cost of $4.00 per person (Raleigh County residents only). Specific times and dates are located on our Disability Community Calendar.
The RCRDIC is a "place for consumers operated by consumers" that provides a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for the purpose of developing friendships and peer support focusing on wellness and recovery. The Drop-in Center provides a place for community education, socialization, and networking to help eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
Wellness and Recovery Action Plan
Staff members David Broothe, Jessica Stewart, Linda Tuncsiper and Brenda Bailey welcome everyone with a smile and urge them to participate in the many programs offered at the Drop-in Center such as:
- Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) which is a self management and recovery system peer support group for adults with mental health and/or co-occuring experiences throughout the State of West Virginia. In a relaxed peer atmosphere, the WRAP program teaches self-help skills that compliment other treatment options resulting in increased levels of wellness, stability and recovery. Participating in WRAP increases one's sense of belonging and hope and gives the support needed to work on one's own recovery.
WRAP is an eight week course with a one time fee of $10.00 for the Wellness and Recovery book.
Other RCRDIC Programs
- Relaxation Classes are held once a week. This group focuses on new techniques for relaxation, relieving tension and stress, promotes wellness and recovery by removing or at least reducing the weight of emotional baggage from everyday life and living.
- Game Time is held once a week. During this time, wellness and recovery are promoted through participation in group activities where everyone will learn to work together, share and develop self-esteem and empowering of the spirit. It provides a way to increase socialization skills and an opportunity for making friends.
- Arts and Crafts group meetings are held twice weekly. This group promotes wellness and recovery by giving participants the opportunity to express themselves in a creative outlet where they are free to experiment with different forms of arts and crafts without criticism, judgment or restraint. It is only limited by the individual's own imagination and available art and craft materials.
- Music Appreciation meets once a week and provides an opportunity to relax, listen and appreciate different types of music that is suitable to promoting wellness and recovery.
- Ups and Downs is an emotional support group that meets on a monthly basis. The group provides peer support and discusses the emotional ups and downs that affect our lives every day.
- Poetry and Creative Writing classes are held twice weekly. These classes provide an opportunity for self-expression in a positive, creative, safe outlet. Participants will learn the basics and ideals of writing poetry, short stories, etc.
- Peer Support groups for addiction, mental health, family issues, etc. are also available. All peer support groups are based on the concept of self-help and afford an opportunity for participants to meet in a safe, secure, nonjudgmental, unbiased and confidential environment. Peer support group meetings are open to everyone!
For more information on the events being held at the Raleigh County Resource and Drop-In Center, please call 304-929-2314.