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Aftercare

Mike Doggett

“My hope is that they will be able to see and feel the freedom that long-term recovery can give you. That's where my heart is.” – Mike Doggett, Aftercare Manager

 
Aftercare represents UGM’s commitment to walk alongside people in recovery for the long haul. Whether they’ve come through our programs, stayed with us a few nights or just need Christ-centered ongoing support, the goal of Aftercare is to help people sustain their position as God-dependent, contributing members of society.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse is a huge risk in the first few years of recovery. That’s why a big piece of Aftercare is creating a Relapse Prevention Plan. Individuals coming out of UGM recovery programs create a personalized plan for using the tools they learned in the program after they leave UGM’s residential community.

 

Creating a plan involves identifying specific relationships and triggers that might lead to relapse.

Working the plan involves ongoing accountability meetings with the Aftercare manager to evaluate progress and address any new challenges.

Recovery for Life Meetings

“We all have hurts and habits and pain. Sometimes you do feel alone in your pain. … There’s some comfort when somebody looks at you and you know that they know what you’re talking about.” – Charlene Roman, Recovery for Life leader

 

UGM’s Recovery for Life meetings are open to anyone who needs ongoing recovery support, including LIFE Recovery alumni, former and current residents of UGM, and members of the public. They use a Christ-centered, 12-step model.

 

Recovery for Life 12-Step Open Meeting for Men
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
UGM Recovery Center, 1306 E Trent Ave., Spokane

Recovery for Life 12-Step Open Meeting for Women
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.
UGM Center for Women and Children, 196 W Haycraft, Coeur d’Alene
(Enter through the sidewalk entrance off of Haycraft.)

Recovery for Life 12-Step Open Meeting for Women
Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Anna Ogden Hall, 2828 W Mallon, Spokane
(Enter through the delivery ramp door from the alley.)

Mentors

All of UGM’s recovery program participants are matched with a UGM-trained, volunteer mentor in the latter stages of their program. Mentors provide a Christ-like example and continued relational support to our residents for the transition out of UGM shelters and back into society.

UGM provides ongoing training and support for mentors, who can be from any stage of life and any background. The only prerequisite is that mentors be mature Christians who are willing to make a long-term commitment to meeting with their mentee.

 
 

“It’s enlarged my life, enriched my life, knowing Ann. I can’t really imagine life without her now.” – Shirley Greenburg, UGM Mentor

Interested in becoming a mentor? Fill out the form below and we will contact you.