Martin Stroman

{Pastor of Congregational CAare}
October 30, 2016
Viewing will take place:
“Wednesday ~ November 9, 2016
4:00 ~ 7:00 pm.


Homegoing Servicee will lake place:
Thursday ~ November 10, 2016
10: 30 am.


St. Paul Community Baptist Church
859 Hendrix Street
(bet Linden: Boulevard and StanleyAve)
Brooklyn, New York 11207
(718) 257-1300 ~ Fax: 257-2988


Cypress Hills Cemetery

(Exit 3 off Jackie Robinson Parkway)
Brooklyn, New Yock

For further information, Please Call:
536 Sterling Place
(Corner of Classon Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718)39912500 ~ FAX: 399.2565


Back to Basics Workshop

Back to Basics
Gibb Mansion
218 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday Evenings

Flyer Attached

Stewart B.

Our Five Week 12 Step/Big Book Workshop is COMIN’ back. We start again: Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 06th at 8 PM in Brooklyn.

Same as before – Gibb Mansion cafeteria – 218 Gates Ave (same place as Living With Gratitude Group in meeting list) only different night. . Bring Big Book, pen & own coffee, tea etc.

No dues or fees !

Please help us spread the word. If you would maybe make copies of the attached flyer & pass it on. If you give ‘em to a Group’s secretary and pass ‘em around at meetings you attend, you may help prevent relapse or assist someone enter the joy of living like never before in their recovery. Consider it a Twelfth Step call.

In Fellowship & Spirit,

Melinda O & Rodney HBB FLYER 2016 Sept 6 Oct 4 BB FLYER 2016 Sept 6 Oct 4 BB FLYER 2016 Sept 6 Oct 4

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AA Back to Basics Workshop

“Back to Basics – The Way It Was”

Journey through the Big Book’s 12 Steps in

Five WEEKLY One Hour Sessions

Join us in exploring a design for living through the 12 Steps.

A series of workshops based upon the work of AA pioneers in the 1940’s. Beginners were led through the 12 Steps – using those in the only book they had, i.e., the Big Book – in FOUR consecutive weeks. We do it in FIVE.  The pioneers found “The Solution” with all its promises (about 72 that we counted) and over 75% recovered back then.  Please pass this on; it may be a life changer.


When: 5 Tues eves:  March 1st thru March 29th, 2016

@ 7 PM – 8 PM.

Where: The Gibb Mansion, Brooklyn

218 Gates Avenue -1 blk. off Franklin off Classon Ave (Street Parking nearby – Shuttle, C, B25, B26, B48, Franklin Ave  B52, B44 Gates)

Note: Same place where Living With Gratitude Group meets.But on Tuesdays !

Bring:  The Big Book, a highlighter, a pen, an open mind and your own coffee, tea or ….

For more info > Melinda O (718- 753-2191) or Stewart B (347-735-6030)  – SB’s Email>

Q: What may happen as a result of this workshop series? …. A Miracle?

A: “The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows, and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.” – Bill W. (B.B. p. 25, par.2)

10-7-2015 7-45-43 PM

New York Recovery Coach Training

New York Recovery Coach Training


Dear Provider or Recovery Organization:


The Recovery Center, in association with CCAR and NYS OASAS, is pleased to offer five-day Recovery Coaching training. The training will be held Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:30 PM. The training is $200.00 (two hundred dollars) and includes the copy of the Recovery Coach Academy Manual each participant will utilize during the training.


This training is for individuals who are involved in the recovery initiation of others and/or who are in sustained recovery themselves and want to become a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.


Recovery Coaching is a peer-based recovery service that is non-clinical and designed to engage others beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance. Similar peer interventions in clinical settings have been shown to improve engagement and retention of people seeking services. It is also known that long-term treatment outcomes are improved by assertive linkages to community-based recovery supports such as Recovery Coaching.


Recovery Coaches:

  • Help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in their recovery from substance use disorder or addiction.
  • Promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
  • Serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery


This is a five day training that will cover the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model for peer specialist roles and responsibilities.


The dates and location are:


Dates: Monday, 12/7/15 through Friday,12/11/15.



Brooklyn Recovery Center at Restoration Plaza
20 New York Ave (between Herkimer and Fulton Streets)

Brooklyn, New York 11216


A or C train to Nostrand Ave. Walk 1 block east to New York Ave make a right. Go to 20 New York Ave 3rd floor. B 25, or 44 to New York Ave and Fulton Street. Walk to 20 New York Ave


Time: We begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Monday, December 7, 2015.




Participants will receive a Recovery Coach Certificate and a Standardized OASAS Certificate of completion applicable for OASAS CASAC, CPP and CPS Credit upon completion of the training. No certificates will be issued for partial completion.

To be eligible, submit an application for New York Recovery Coaching training.

The application for participation is attached. Please include a brief description how the Recovery Coach Training will be utilized in delivery of services.

Applications must be received by November 13, 2015 send to: Follow up with a phone call to 718-260-7620.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to the same e-mail address or by telephone.



Please note the following:

  • Lodging will be not provided
  • Meals are the responsibility of the participants
  • Further information regarding the submission of the fee will be provided with an acceptance notification.
  • Only those that receive an acceptance notification will be admitted into the training.


I look forward to seeing you at the Recovery Coach training.




Sylvia A. Ford-Williams, LMSW, CASAC CRPA

OASAS Certified Educator and Recovery Coach/Trainer