Tag: Family Program

Serenity Scramble

It’s that time of year again! Jaywalker Lodge is hosting the 6th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble on Saturday, September 28, at River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale, CO.  All proceeds benefit two local non-profits: A Way Out and Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention.  The shotgun start will kick off at 8:30 AM sharp, followed by an awards luncheon with lunch, a raffle, lots of great prizes, and awards for 1st and 2nd place; longest drive; closest to pin; and best dressed team.   To register, or for more information, please visit www.jaywalkergolfopen.com, or contact Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com, or (970) 704-9292.

Family Program is here!

Today Jaywalker Lodge men hung out in the sun and play some “beach” volleyball before this month’s Family Program begins. Family Program can be a hard time for a lot of our men and their families, but it has proven to be a vital part in the recovery process. The program provides Jaywalker men and their loved ones with an opportunity to reconnect in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Participants will engage not only in education, family counseling and group therapy, but also in the same mountain-based recreational activities which are at the heart of the Jaywalker recovery experience. We wish all of our men and their families a great family program! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

12 Simple Steps

The men at Jaywalkers Landing program and the families who attend our family program study a pamphlet called the 12 Simple Steps by Dan Reed, Solutions Program Director. They are a brief overview of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and how to work them in daily life. Men who come in to the Landing may not have much knowledge of the 12 steps and this is an easy way to begin to learn how they work and how to utilize them. It is important for the families of our clients to understand the journey that our men undertake during their recovery process. The 12 Simple Steps provide an easy introduction to the world of 12 step recovery. The 12 steps are a vital part of the recovery here at Jaywalker and learning the basics at the Landing is a great way to start off our recovery. John Schneier Admissions…

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Education, therapy and family interaction

Another large, successful family program has ended.  Family programs take place approximately every six weeks at Jaywalker. This one included clients and families from both the Lodge and Solutions program.   The four days of education, therapy and family interaction is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.  Twenty five participants required the skills and services of six counselors, Kim, Lois, Art from the Lodge program and Jacquie Wheeler and Dan Reed from Solutions, as well as, much extra effort by all staff members.  As is typical, families, clients and counselors come out of Friday afternoon’s family sculpting session emotionally drained.  Sunday morning the program ends with a closure group, a coin out ceremony where clients share their gratitude with their families and present each family member with a medallion.  Chef Brian prepares a wonderful brunch, adelectable button on the weekend. The family comments and answers on the survey questionnaires often…

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