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PRA & 12-step programs Interrelatedness

There are sometimes misconceptions and confusion regarding the interrelatedness between the PRA and 12-Step programs.

The Club operates as a non-profit organization whose revenues come from group donations, paid memberships, donations, and occasional fundraisers. 

PRA Club expenses consist of upkeep and the maintenance of the facility, utilities, organizing social activities, and other overhead expenses necessary to operate.

The following are some organizational contrasts between the PRA and the 12-Step Programs:

  •  Physical vs spiritual
  • Business vs fellowship
  • Dues vs no dues or fees
  • Reliant on income & donations vs self-supporting
  • Rules & bylaws vs 12 Traditions
  • Organized vs self-governing
  • Officers vs trusted servants

 There are some 12-step members who are very sensitive to any mixing of 12-step business with the PRA business.

The Portage Recovery Association is a totally separate entity from all 12-step programs.

Memorial Day Party

The Living In Today Monday night men’s group hosts both Labor and Memorial Day holidays. Tonight, the men did not let us down! They threw a Sausage and Corn party. Record numbers of people attended the event. Grateful alcoholics supporting 12 step members with free food and fellowship. Great job!

Dance & Taco-Themed Anniversary Party May 25th

DANCE to follow the anniversary countdown and May anniversary shares with a CAKE and happy birthday song.

What’s happening in May is the anniversary party set for this Saturday!! Our theme is “Taco Bar” which will begin at 5PM. Either $5 at the door -OR- share your homemade (or store bought, my go-to) salsas, sauces, dips, toppings, meats, grilled veggies, etc!! Come on out and party with your friends at the PRA…sober style! Did you celebrate a recovery anniversary this month?? Contact us at portagerecoveryassociation@gmail.com.

Opportunity to raise money to offer a “Clean and Sober hangout” with open mic. Any help is appreciated.


Chili Cookoff – Dance – Anniversary Party

‭Excited for the dance this Saturday!!! Dj Rich is hosting the party after 8! $5 at the door, but “Wait! There’s more.”


Speakers, cake, recovery countdown and our first annual CHILI COOKOFF!!!

Upcoming chili cookoff at the next anniversary dinner! Bring $5 at the door or dish to enter. Doors open at 5. Top three winners win a prize!! We are excited to see the competitive nature of our friends who swear their chili will win.

Cake to follow. April anniversaries celebrating recovery, showing the newcomer that recovery is worth it! Recovery is possible!

Art Exhibit Fundraiser

Words cannot describe the excitement and joy from meeting so many people who want to support our event, such as food, artwork, and support!!  Someone near and dear to our heart offered to provide barista services, ladies to prepare treats, a chef offering to help with our menu, and support from our local organizations and churches.

Drop off artwork by March 7, 2019.  Stop by after 5PM on March 9, 2019 to bid on artwork, enjoy a caffeinated beverage, and visit the Portage Recovery Association to see what this great organization can offer the community.  All proceeds from the silent auction to support the clubhouse wishlist.


art show flyer

Portage Recovery Art Fundraiser

The Portage Recovery Club (“PRA”)is a 501(c)7 clubhouse in Portage, Indiana which provides opportunities for 12-step groups to meet. The PRA offers a safe haven for men and women to fellowship, celebrate recovery, and frequent regularly. It’s the only club of it’s kind in Portage. On March 9, an art exhibit fundraiser will be held at the clubhouse and is open to the public. Silent auctions, coffee bar, live acoustic music, and food. Join us at 5pm to purchase art to raise money for our great organization! Seeking donations to ensure the money raised is 100% profit. It’s our goal to purchase appliances, such as cappuccino machine, posters, flyers, postage, and other materials to ensure a successful fundraiser.


Party at the PRA

A Monday night men’s group celebrated recovery with the friends of the Portage Recovery Association, fondly referred to as The PRA. The men and women of the PRA celebrated Labor Day together with laughter, love, and good food.

The 1st annual hog roast dinner, first of many to celebrate Labor Day.