East Bay Recovery Center Opening Full-Time in Warren, RI
East Bay Recovery Center, a division of East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), has been awarded funding from the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) to expand to a full-time recovery community center at a new location, 31 Railroad Avenue in Warren, RI. The new Center opened on July 1, 2019. Its hours are Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. -1 p.m. No appointment is needed – walk-ins are welcome. Services are free, and it is open to all residents of RI’s East Bay region (Bristol, Warren, Barrington, East Providence, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown) as well as surrounding RI communities.
Peer-to-peer recovery services will be offered, connecting those in any type of substance abuse recovery to others in recovery and providing supports and activities that help lead to long-term recovery. Other support services that will be offered include: All-Recovery Meetings, Recovery Coach Academies, Expungement workshops, Family Support Groups, Recovery Coaching, Events, Telephone Recovery Support, Naloxone Training and Distribution, and Wellness Activities.
A formal Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on September 19. 2019. In addition, a fundraising event, the 1st Annual Night on the Bay, will be held to benefit the Recovery Center on September 26, 2019 at Blithewold in Bristol, RI. Tickets are available on the agency’s website, ebcap.org, under “Events.”
“There was a major need for recovery support services in the East Bay. We opened a 9-hour a week Recovery Center a little over a year ago in Bristol. During that time, we saw the dire need for more availability to provide recovery support services to the East Bay. Thanks to the vision and leadership of East Bay Community Action Program and BHDDH, we have ‘boots on the ground’ full time in the East Bay to provide peer to peer recovery support services,” said Tommy Joyce, East Bay Recovery Center Director.
“Recovery is possible! We are pleased to expand the East Bay Recovery Center into a full-time recovery community center. It will offer folks fellowship and support in their recovery,” said Robert Crossley, EBCAP’s Vice President of Behavioral Health.
Rebecca Boss, Director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals and a co-chair of Governor Gina Raimondo’s Task Force on Overdose Prevention and Intervention, said “the Department congratulates East Bay Community Action Program on expanding its Recovery Center to improve access for recovery support services. The leadership of EBCAP and East Bay Recovery Center understands the importance of providing the recovery community with an environment that is safe and helps build on an individual’s journey in recovery. We appreciate their responsiveness and dedication to focus on this need in their community.”
The Recovery Center is part of EBCAP’s full service healthcare network, operating at locations throughout the East Bay, which also includes integrated behavioral and primary care, dental health and a wide array of social services.
For information please contact East Bay Recovery Center’s director, Tommy Joyce, at 401-302-6231.