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Recovery’s Impact on the LGBTQIA+ Community

Recovery’s Impact on the LGBTQIA+ Community

https://youtu.be/73Nj_h0IiXE   As we close out this year, we feel so much gratitude towards our clients, our staff, and our partners. These are the people who have built the foundation on which we operate, they are the reason we get to do what we do. In these...

What We Most Want You to Know – 10 Days to $10k

What We Most Want You to Know – 10 Days to $10k

https://youtu.be/j7PrfEdiHys This time of year is always the perfect time to reflect on what we are grateful for: Food, friends, family, and warmth are a few things that come to mind. Here at Houston Recovery Center, we know that not all Houstonians have those things....

So Much More Than a Sobering Center

So Much More Than a Sobering Center

  Houston Recovery Center is So Much More than a sobering center. This year, we placed hundreds in treatment, provided many with life-saving Narcan, partnered with community organizations to raise HIV Awareness, and built relationships with Houston hospitals to...

Overdose Deaths: A Grim Reality but Hopeful Future

Overdose Deaths: A Grim Reality but Hopeful Future

by Vicki Powers Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than a motor vehicle crash. Let that sink in. National Safety Council’s most recent data (2019) reveal the lifetime odds at 1 in 92 chance of dying of an opioid overdose. The lifetime...

Is 2021 the Year of Kindness?

Is 2021 the Year of Kindness?

Is 2021 the Year of Kindness? by Vicki Powers An article in Forbes in late January, “Why You Should Make 2021 the Year of Kindness,” caught my eye because I knew this February issue was focusing on kindness. What timing, I thought. It’s also appropriate as folks...

How Do You Rate Your Resiliency During Tough Times?

How Do You Rate Your Resiliency During Tough Times?

By Vicki Powers Life can certainly throw curve balls our way, as well as traumatic moments. How do you respond to difficult times? “Bouncing back” from adversity is not a thing, according to Meg Jay, PhD, clinical psychologist and associate professor at University of...

How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston?

How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston?

How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston? By Vicki Powers The world can never have too much kindness. Random acts of kindness are a tangible way to put others before yourself. Just one act of kindness can serve as a wave that ripples beyond that person when he or...

The Empty Chair

By Vicki Powers “There’s an empty chair in our house, and I’m not sure what to do with it…” While many families gather over the holidays to celebrate together, others have a stark and obvious void at the table – an empty chair. This chair symbolizes those who can’t be...

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

by Suzanne JarvisIt’s Thursday morning and time for street outreach**. We’re designing a program that creates focused pathways off the street for the homeless based on what matters most to them.  It’s just the beginning.We meet Martha. Emaciated, she's sitting...