Thankful for Blue Line Media

I frequent Speedway Gas Station as it’s conveniently located nearby my home and places I frequent. While pumping gas, I often think about the gas station prank karaoke video while pumping gas. Now, I would die from embarrassment if my version of karaoke went viral since singing was never my forte. So, when I noticed the videos at the Speedway’s gas tank, the thought crossed my mind about our nonprofit qualifying for this form advertisement in the future.

Today is a new day for the world of addiction recovery “clubs” or “associations” with social media and various avenues to connect with outside organizations. The opportunity to use home advertising such as billboards to advertise their services is around the corner for our small nonprofits; therefore, I was overjoyed when Bluelinemedia emailed us with the pledge to donate money towards the Portage Recovery Association.  

Seeking an opportunity to promote your business or nonprofits? Reach out to the advertisers at https://www.bluelinemedia.com to create an advertising plan for your place of business. Thank you, Danny, for your generosity.

Sincerely,

Nicole Walters

Board Member

United Way Day of Caring August 6th, 2021 at the PRA!!!

According to the United Way site, this annual event celebrates volunteerism throughout Northwest Indiana by bringing together teams from local businesses, municipalities, churches, families and civic groups to complete projects, significantly helping nonprofits fulfill their key role, supporting residents with resources to help them thrive. Pick Portage Recovery!!

Held typically the first Friday in August, the event kicks off with a rally breakfast in Valparaiso, followed by volunteer teams heading to their designated volunteer site for the rest of the day. Volunteers will see firsthand the amazing work nonprofits are doing in Northwest Indiana….particularly at the Portage Recovery Association.

Great team-building event for employees and families. No experience necessary. Trade experience welcomed. All ages welcomed unless otherwise noted.

In-person, at-home/work and donation drive volunteer opportunities will be available. Project examples may include, but not limited to:

  • cleanups
  • building & painting projects
  • food, beverage, and domestic drive

This year’s Day of Caring event will be on Friday, August 6, 2021! Pick us, the Portage Recovery Association!!! Located at the McCasland Plaza, off Willowcreek, one block south from the toll road.

June 2021 Anniversary Party

Simple donation

People ask us about suggesting ways they can help the Portage Recovery Association. Donate $20 dollars. Donate more. We are grateful for any help. Typically, we rely on the contributions from our members; however, asking for outside contributions during this Corona Shutdown.

$20.00

Recovery Merchandise

‘Tis the season to purchase recovery merchandise! $10 plus s/h $4

Copy this link to make a donation for our organization by purchasing one or more t-shirts, sizes medium and small, for a friend or family. Great opportunity to support our organization and to pick up a couple t-shirts that promote the concept that recovery/sobriety is possible for anyone seeking a way out.

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile

Lake Area Recovery Club & Portage Recovery’s Poker Run

Another successful day at the PRA and LARC with our second annual poker run. We are thankful for our friends at the LARC. Amazing day with an auction, raffle, dinner, live bands! Lake Area Recovery Club and PRA hosted a #pokerrun. Portage Mayor Sue Lynch dropped in to say hello to support our event. She is the winner of a beautiful necklace that’s donated by Bunch Jewelry. #recoverymonth #nwi #charity #community #sobermovement #unity #recoverymonth

PRA & LARC Poker Run Sep 19th

Lake Area Recovery Club invited PRA to collaborate together to throw the biggest poker fun in the region. We are excited for this event for many reasons. We have a number of restaurants and local businesses who are donating food and certificates for the event. What is better than a large group of recovery members to celebrate sobriety during National Recovery Month?!!

Interested in donating a certificate, gift basket, desserts, or more for this event? Msg Nicole at 219-364-6138.

PRA & LARC Sponsored Poker Run – Sep 19th

The Lake Area Recovery Club (“LARC”) and Portage Recovery Association (“PRA”) decided to throw a huge party following close to one hundred mile ride. All proceeds will go to support both organizations.

Live band – $2 Bill and the Donations – Dinner at the PRA – Cash Prizes for the winning hand – party outdoors to ensure appropriate distancing.

We will work with the Porter County Health Department to ensure a safety plan will be created for the event. Sanitizer provided by PRA. Bring your mask.

Share our flyer with your friends! Visit our Facebook.com/Portagerecovery for updates.

July Anniversary Celebration

Are you or a friend celebrating a recovery birthday this month? Did you missed last months party and would love to share your story with us tomorrow evening? Message us for details. Doors will open at four & dinner served at 5. The countdown & speakers will begin at 6:30. Salad Bar themed dinner provided by PRA. Five dollars at the door. Raffle as well. Winner need not be present for the winning raffle ticket. Sanitizer provided. Encourage wearing masks. #recoverybirthday #pramoments

August Art Exhibit Event

National Recovery Month 2019 TBT

Every September, SAMHSA organization sponsors National Recovery Month to celebrate the people who recover and to increase awareness and understanding of substance abuse and mental health disorders. Last year, we invited Brandon George to speak on a panel with a local mayor, chief of police, school administrator and attorney. For “TBT”, please listen to Brandon George’s TED Talk. We included something below from the event.

Save the date for the next recovery event – September 12th, 2020.

June Anniversary Party Celebration Party

Celebrating sobriety and clean date birthdays this Saturday with friends at the PRA. We love to share now Recovery IS possible with the new and old-timers!

5965 McCasland Ave, Portage, IN

May 2020 Anniversary Party

Celebrating recovery time with our community is important. The newly sober person should see that Recovery IS possible! We can have fun sober. Mark your calendars to attend the monthly anniversary parties. It’s the last Saturday of the month.

Sunday Vibes

Happy Sunday! Portage Recovery continues to provide a safe place for people to meet for support groups and fellowship. Our goal is for men and women to find the help they seek, here. Three weeks since we have reopened our doors. Large groups of members are returning, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to attend meetings via zoom and now in person. We have sold a number of memberships, coffee mugs, and t-shirts as our fundraisers. The Anniversary Party was a huge hit! 164 years of sobriety with five speakers sharing their experience, strength and hope. The Living In Today Memorial Party was a lot of fun as well.

Returning to some sense of normalcy is a goal in itself. We look forward to the day when we can reopen the coffee station. We look forward to the day where all people feel safe in groups, the workplace, and community. We look forward to the day when we can pack the house without concerns from outsiders and friends.

Welcome home.

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

Memorial Day

Portage Recovery Soft Open

Time to transition home, from the online community to the in-person groups and activities. Our goal is the abide by the law, adhering to Indiana #Backontrack plan. Initially, we shut down our coffee machine & took steps to promote a safe environment. Next, we closed our doors and transitioned all of the groups online, via Zoom. Since the start of phase one, we opened the 8PM weekend groups with a strong support for meeting outdoors. PRA provided grilled food and music outdoors to promote fellowship and safety.

Effective last Monday, the 8PM groups will meet nightly and Mid Day Open to meet daily (M-F). Both rooms are set up to practice safety and social distancing (25 & 16 occupancy). Sanitizer, gloves, masks, and non-physical interactions are highly encouraged. Sanitizer is mandatory. We require the groups to sanitize chairs & tables, before and after each meeting. Grateful for our friends and volunteers!! Thank you for making this place a safe place & HUGE success!!!