MOUNTAIN TOP CARES COALITION

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Recovery Rides


A service provided to those in recovery who need rides to recovery related activities.  Destinations include treatment, mutual support meetings, Treatment Court and other services.  Volunteers on the Mountain Top give one ride per month to Hudson, Catskill or other nearby destinations. 

Working with other agencies such as Greener Pathways, MCC is creating a robust transportation network for people often isolated by geography and need.

Communication through a dedicated phone system, and a well-organized and active list of committed volunteers, this MCC committee is beginning to fill a much-needed void in transportation services in rural our communities.


We are seeking volunteers to join us, 

with a commitment of offering one ride per month.

Contact us if interested! mountaintopcarescoalition@gmail.com



Mountain Top Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative


Supporting Partners:  Mountain Top Cares Coalition (MCC), 

Columbia Greene Workforce NY,

Huntersfield Peer Recovery Services

 

When a company hires a worker in recovery, they are hiring someone who has begun a process of change by improving their health and wellness and striving to reach their full potential.  Like all potential employees, a worker in recovery has obstacles to overcome. The difference is they have made the decision to be open and honest about their issues. Due to the stigma associated with substance use disorders, many employees are fearful of employers knowing about their past usage and the consequences that followed.  This “way of doing business” can be unhealthy for the person in recovery and costly for the employer. The Governor of New Hampshire recently created a statewide RFW initiative involving all levels of government and support services. Their experience and the experience of others who have implemented a RFW has been that creating an environment in a business where recovery is supported, promoted and even celebrated can lead to a healthier, more motivated and more productive workforce through the delivery of evidence based health programs, policies and practices. 

Our Goal

To link members of our community who are in active recovery from substance use disorders with employers who are looking to fill positions with dynamic, motivated individuals.

Substance abuse among employees and their family members can be costly to a business by way of absenteeism, decreased productivity, theft, low employee morale, injuries, increased health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs. Many individuals and families face a host of difficulties closely associated with addiction. These problems quite often negatively impact the workplace. On the other hand, the right work setting can help to create an atmosphere that promotes health and wellness. By encouraging and supporting active recovery, employers can dramatically assist in reducing the negative impact of alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace, while also reducing their costs.

Our end goal is dignity for workers and profit for business.


About Recovery Friendly Workplaces:

Recovery Friendly Workplaces support their communities by recognizing recovery from substance use disorder as a strength and by being willing to work intentionally with people in recovery.  RFW's encourage a healthy and safe environment where employers, employees, and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those impacted by addiction.



Care Team Coffee


Mary Ellen Holtzman and Scott Tyree will be hosting "Care Team Coffee" on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:00am at Higher Grounds, 61 NY-296 Windham, NY 12496
We welcome any team members who are able to join us.
We will be discussing the following:
-A confidential discussion of current needs and how we can meet them/follow up
-Important Resources for the group to know about
-Implementation of guidelines and boundaries for what we are doing.

Yoga For Recovery


Join us the last Monday of every month from 6-7pm for Yoga and Recovery Night
https://mountainbreezeyoga.com


Nicole Sansone will be offering the studio at Mountain Breeze Yoga in Windham for group meditation, sound sessions, restorative yoga and/or talks to create a clean space in our community for those suffering through the darkness of addiction. She believes that if we can help one person find their higher power, then that person maybe can help one more and hopefully together we can help raise the vibrations of our entire community.
Her own journey with depression, drugs and alcohol took many years to overcome. It wasn’t just one technique or group that helped her through, it was a combination of many tools and teachings as well as the community she found through the practice of yoga.
She will offer a gentle yoga practice either ending with a sound meditation or guided meditation. The practice of yoga is not just the exercises that most people think of when they hear that word. The word yoga literally means “union” or to “yoke” to merge with our higher power or source energy. It is a discipline that helps us improve or develop our inherent power in a balanced way.
Meditation can provide a person in recovery with numerous psychological and physical benefits, such as anxiety relief, decreased blood pressure, stress management, immune system enhancement, and better sleep- just to name a few.
It is not always easy to to start a meditation practice so being guided in the beginning with imagery is one helpful tool. The use of instruments such as Himalayan singing bowls, chimes and gongs to create vibrational healing sounds that draw the listener into a relaxed, meditative state are also known to offer the same benefits as meditation but require less discipline as they are a passive practice.

Women Empowering Women Meetings


Women Empowering Women is a peer-led support group focused on building supportive and deeper connections with other women. We aim to provide a safe and judgment-free environment for women in recovery, struggling with mental health, or battling the many issues that we struggle with as women. This is where we can re-discover our own voices as we give and receive support knowing that we are not alone and that together we can heal and overcome. We hope that as we grow and communicate we can enable each other to gain insight and knowledge in key areas of our lives. Women who are seeking support from other like minded women are invited to join us for a time of healing, sharing, and empowerment. Join us at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville at 11am on Tuesdays.