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RecoveryWorks computer classes – March 2019 schedule now available

Feb. 2019 schedule: Columbus  |  Delaware

March 2019 schedule: Columbus  |  Delaware

Expand your recovery resources by mastering new skills at COVA.

RecoveryWorks has created a series of courses for Wellness Members to work at their own pace to learn to use the wide world of the web and take command of their recovery  journey.

From researching community resources, to connecting with friends, to building an online filing cabinet that lets you have all your important documents at your fingertips no matter  where you are — RecoveryWorks technology tools are for you to use as you like … when you want … and where it’s convenient for you.

Each course is designed to move at your pace. Take your time. Attend one session and move on to another topic, or sit in as many times as you like to master the skill. COVA Recovery Guides sit in on every session to help if you get stuck. They’ll also be available in the COVA Resource Center for practice sessions or to advise you on which courses may be best for you.


Come and learn how to use the website! The site has so many exciting features for you to choose from for your recovery journey that we can’t list them all here. The site offers online document storage for any document you want, an online personal journal, a forum for many different recovery topics, registration for all the different events and classes with RecoveryWorks, resource links for the community and recovery, and LIVE chat with a Recovery Guide, just to name a few.

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Knitting class returns Aug. 9

knitting-class-MarchKnitting is a creative activity that can be very relaxing – and
a way to build your wardrobe or create one-of-a-kind gifts.
This class is available to adults in Franklin County who
have experienced challenges with mental wellness or any
addictive behavior.

When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., 8/9 – 9/20
Where: 3770 N. High St. (Bus #2 on the COTA line), Columbus, OH 43214
Free parking available next to and behind our accessible
Contact: Please call 614-294-7117 and ask to speak to a Recovery
Guide if you have questions.


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Extended Wednesday hours at COVA

The hub (resource center at the Columbus location) will be now be open on Wednesdays from 8 am – 9 pm. The computers are available during these times and the hub is staffed by a recovery guide (the rest of COVA is closed).

Mind Matters, a facilitated support group that meets at the Columbus location from 7 – 8:30 pm. will also be in session on Wednesday evenings.

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Mind Matters returns to COVA

Mind-MattersMind Matters is a weekly structured peer support group through RecoveryWorks open to adults 18 and older, living in Franklin County, with any mental illness.

When: Every Wednesday 7 – 8:30 pm, starting Feb. 3
Where:  3770 N. High St. (Bus #2 on the COTA line), Columbus, OH 43214
Free parking available next to and behind our accessible building.
Contact: Please call 614-294-7117 and ask to speak to a Recovery Guide if you have questions.

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The Power of Hope: A conversation about recovery from mental illness, addiction and trauma


In recognition of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, come join a discussion about recovery and learn about community recovery and health care service providers at a wellness fair.

The program features a moderated panel discussion with clinicians, area residents in recovery with mental health, addiction or trauma issues, and family members of those in recovery.

Rick Cunningham, Peer Associate / Volunteer at The PEER Center
Chelsea Mee, Person Living in Recovery
Kenneth Warren, PS-SA, Restored Citizen, Peer Specialist at The PEER Center
Karri Dosmann, Family member
Linda Jakes, LISW-S, Clinical Director, Concord Counseling
Kelli Shoupe, PS-MH, Recovery Guide, RecoveryWorks
Jennifer Guthrie, MRC, CRC, Program Manager, RecoveryWorks

Moderator: Dr. Kevin Dixon, ADAMH Franklin County

6 – 8 p.m. (check-in opens 5:30 p.m.)
Columbus Public Health Department Auditorium,
240 Parsons Ave, Columbus, 43215

For information contact:

The PEER Center: Gabe Howard
614-453-4842 – Office

NAMI Franklin County

Jennifer Guthrie



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COVA wins United Way excellence award

COVA is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to receive United Way’s Agency Award of Excellence for the 2011-2012 Celebration of Excellence Awards.

These annual awards recognize United Way of Central Ohio’s philanthropic partners that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their support of the community. One hundred percent of COVA’s employees donated to United Way.

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