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MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH LUIS MARTINEZ

2016 February 6
by On Our Own

It was a great membership meeting and community meal today. Preceding the meeting and meal we were fortunate to have Luis Martinez, Diversity Outreach Coordinator from Montgomery County, speak about many of the resources that Montgomery County offers its residents.

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The presentation was well thought out and structured so as to maximize the efficiency of time, pertinence of information, and clarity of delivery. The center’s resource references have been updated to reflect direct helpful accurate new information to benefit members. We are thankful to Mr. Martinez for his willingness, patience, and dedication in bringing these resources to OOOMC.

OOOMC’s Executive Director Daphne Klein and OOOMC CPRS Barbara Montgomery prepared a delicious community meal featuring baked rigatoni, pulled chicken, and side salads. Many of us were hungry and left satiated.

Action Annapolis scheduled for February 25th was discussed as the main topic. We’ll advocate for On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc. that day. During Action Annapolis several members from each of the On Our Owns speak to state representatives about issues critical to the human rights of consumers of mental health services.

We thank all of you who came to the center today for your continued support. For those that didn’t make it, we hope you will be able to attend the next membership meeting on March 5, 2016. Meetings are always on the first Saturday of the month and community meals are held monthly on the first and third Saturdays.

The coming months hold many new events, programs, speakers, and a trip to Medieval Times.

On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc.
“Peer Power House”

Peer Power House

Peer Power House

434 East Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 683-5555
www.ooomc.org

CENTER CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 25TH

2016 January 24
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OOOMC will be closed Monday January 25th due to inclement weather conditions.

On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc.
(240)683-5555

Better Days with Craig Lewis

2016 January 23
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On Saturday, January 16, On Our Own of Montgomery County hosted international Peer and author Craig Lewis and his Better Days Workshop. Craig opened up by letting us know about his personal story and past traumas. He established a deep rapport with the audience of 30 members and visitors, who responded with genuine emotion and heartfelt acceptance.

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It’s not often that we get to go to a seminar from a well-known activist and we get a boost on that topic. Craig speaks in a way that is so down-to-earth and real, that you can’t help but think that you wish you had been friends with him when you were younger. That’s what recovery is all about: Holding hope for the next great thing to come along. For those of us who have gone through a difficult childhood, hope can be hard to find. Craig, through his story and the giving of himself, and the authenticity with which he presents himself, cuts through the clutter to touch people’s hearts.

With people like Craig Lewis in the movement, we have someone who will stand next to us, side by side, as we journey together in recovery. OOOMC plans to bring him back soon.


Daphne Klein
Executive Director, On Our Own of Montgomery County
Montgomery County Mental Health Court Planning and Implementation Task Force
Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professional Certification Board, CPRS Supervisor
Peer Integrated Care Advisory Council of Maryland
Prince George’s County Executive Council, MHAC
Advance Level WRAP Facilitator

www.ooomc.org
~ Peer Power House

CENTER CLOSED JAN 22nd and 23rd

2016 January 21
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OOOMC will be closed Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd due to inclement weather conditions.

On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc.
(240)683-5555

 

CENTER CLOSED THURSDAY JANUARY 21st

2016 January 21
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The center  is closed today Thursday, January 21 due to inclement weather conditions.

Thank you.

OOOMC

240-683-5555

Craig Lewis – Special Guest January 16th at 1pm

2015 December 18
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Author Craig Lewis

Author Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist living and working in Massachusetts. He has struggled immensely with mental health issues throughout his life, but he has successfully transformed this into a life of wellness. He has embraced his recovery process, producing remarkably beneficial results. He has discovered that he has innate skills and capabilities for helping others in their recovery, and he has been able to help many people improve the quality of their lives, which is life-affirming for him. He does this by tapping into his lived experience to help others transcend their own struggles. He is sincerely committed to his recovery and helping nurture the recovery and wellness of all with whom he comes into contact. Craig is successfully working at a human services agency in Boston, Massachusetts. Craig has also been part of the punk rock scene since his youth and tours the country, speaking about his lived experience, sharing his struggles and triumphs to help others.

Saturday January 16th,2015
@ 1 PM
Special Guest
Craig Lewis
Please learn more about Craig at:

WWW.BETTERDAYSRECOVERY.COM and WWW.PUNKSINRECOVERY.COM

Presents
On Our Own of Montgomery County
“Peer Power House”
434 East Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 683-5555