Tag: Jaywalker Family Program

Walking Together

We walked together making this family program the quintessential Jaywalker experience. We had men from our whole continuum, Lodge, Solutions, Sober-Living and MIOP, proving to all that remaining in our care is a good thing to do. Jacquie calmed us down while Art Kleinschmidt showed his many skills. The mountain gave us perfect snow and Chef Brian had a baby. A Jaywalker man stepped up, selflessly helping in our new dad’s absence. The techs, Seth, Tony, and Cable were instrumental in keeping our families happy while Steve Shipway became known as more than just a facilities assistant and cook; he is now known as a fine chef and dedicated man and friend. Thanks to all those who gave of themselves to make this family program a great success and congratulations to our Chef and his bride for sharing with us the birth of their first… Vincent Trom. To the staff:…

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September 2015 Family Program

Jaywalker Residential drug and alcohol treatment center at night

Another successful family program! We had several siblings join us this month. Not too unusual but nice to witness how impactful our brothers and sisters can be toward our personal journeys in recovery. Our men were able to participate in the all-powerful family sculpture, allowing room for some corrective experiences with their familial past. They worked on developing clearer hope for their future, incorporating their new recovery family with their biological family, and much more. I had fun telling the parents that were present, if you can just stop worrying, maybe your sons can just stop using! They got it. Oyen Hoffman, MA, LMFT, LAC, MAC Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge

Continuing the Family Experience

Jaywalker Lodge Mural Reveal

In this months Jaywalker Family Program we had four CeDAR alumni and one La Hacienda alum in attendance. The common theme among their family members was that our family program is a great follow-up from their previous experiences. It is very comforting to know that our family program in no way conflicts with what they’ve learned from our referent’s respective programs… we actually help reinforce what our families have learned from our referent’s programs. This month we focused on understanding and healing. Oyen referred several family program attendees to The Bridge to Recovery and/or On Site Workshops for additional work on their enabling and codependency. Four parents were in personal 12-step recovery; there were six fathers and seven mothers in attendance, making a very robust and well-informed group. We were hugging and laughing together at the culmination of this weekend…which is a measure of success!

May 2015 Family Program

Stanley & his dad - sober living

Once again, Family Program at Jaywalker Lodge went off swimmingly. There were more fathers than mothers which was conducive to our men healing within the father-son dynamic. Healing the father-son relationship, if only just a little…a little goes a long way toward a healthy and fulfilling recovery. Families bonded with other families, moms connected with other moms and fathers connected with other fathers. Men, successful fathers, hugging each other in love and support is a sight to behold for sure. Thanks to all who made yet another successful family program here at Jaywalker Lodge! Oyen Hoffman MA, LMFT, LAC, MAC Senior Counselor Jaywalker Lodge

Jaywalker Family Program

Men's Residential treatment for addiction

If the success of the Jaywalker family program was measured in how much Kleenex was used I would call this past family program a resounding success! This week we had about thirty participants in total hailing from coast to coast. We all squeezed into the library together and did some solid work together. The meals were exceptional, between Chef Brian’s cooking to Rocky’s cheese cakes, nobody went hungry. Our families bonded just like our men naturally do here at the Lodge or over at Solutions. By the end of the weekend they were hugging, crying, laughing, and sharing their contact information so they could keep in touch to support one another going forward. The “We” in recovery seemed to have significant meaning for our family members. Our family members raved about several parts to their weekend here. One area they raved about was our excellent volunteer speakers, Mr. Dirk Eldredge…

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