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:
- 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.
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
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
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
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.
In the month of March, our board took steps to address safety concerns for COVID-19. In the beginning, cleaning supplies were provided to disinfect before and after the support groups. Next, a difficult decision was made, again to address safety concerns, to shut down the coffee station. Recovery members & coffee typically go hand-in-hand, so it was not an easy choice to make; however, SAFETY remained the operative word. As members opted to stay home, plus a member having reported they were experiencing symptoms, the board members made another the tough decision to close down, but the governor made the final choice for everyone.
How will we manage our recovery without the opportunity to attend support groups? Fear about the doors closing scared people. How will we reach the suffering addict/alcoholic? How will they know how to find help? Should we meet in the parking lots? In members’ homes? Logic tells us to pay attention
Several members worked quickly to create a venue to the recovery groups to meet online via Zoom. We taped signs to the door with phone numbers and access to the virtual meetings. Board members reached out the local recovery groups by person and/or posting in social media closed groups, probation, and local treatment centers to ensure the suffering addict/alcoholic will find the help they seek, online or by phone. The original 12-step program was created in 1935 where groups met once a month, across the state, and with their spouses. If men and women could find recovery in the days before social media, we felt confident people today could reach us online. Access the groups via Zoom which (now) requires a password for all meetings. Message us for the codes and passwords. The Portage Recovery created a Utility GoFundMe to offset our monthly expenses. What humbled us was the overwhelming support we received! Within three hours, we received $170 via GoFundMe. $2100 in cash and online donations in six days! Because of the generosity of our friends, we were able to cover two months worth of utility bills!! Grateful! No words can describe our gratitude for each donation, post on Facebook asking people to help, and offers to help in so many ways.
PRA Utility Fund – If you, or someone you may know, would like to contribute to our Utility Fund, select the link to help the Portage Recovery Association.
March Madness! Everything is shutting down. Our groups could no longer meet. Events cancelled. Portage Recovery Association survived March Madness, aka COVID Shutdown.
Today, the PRA board made the difficult decision to close its doors. We felt it was more important to prevent the spread of this illness by launching a virtual list of 12-step meetings.
Many thanks for the generosity of our friends! So far, PRA received $505 in donations…in 24 hours! Consider sharing the fundraising link in your groups and personal pages. We are asking our friends and community to support our place with $5-$25 or more in donations towards the monthly expenses during this time.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Another successful event! Our mayor stopped in to meet our friends. We are excited to have his support! Visit the City of Portage YouTube page to learn more about what’s happening in this great town: https://youtu.be/dcwOZZoC53I.
Mayor John Cannon has agreed to speak at a new event. PRA will host an event to recognize #NationalRecoveryMonth. We are planning the first of many to recognize recovery month in September. Save the date-September 14th!!
Recovery is possible! Recovery is something to be proud of! Join us by celebrating the people in your life who are in recovery during National Recovery Month! #nationalrecoverymonth #risforrecovery
Opportunity to raise money to offer a “Clean and Sober hangout” with open mic. Any help is appreciated.
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.