Why do you come to group?
With the needs of transitional aged youth who face mental health and substance use disorder/challenges, and the lack of youth-directed peer support and recovery groups, Resiliency 4 Recovery began. In May 2012, five youth were brought together at a local non-profit organization to initiate their own support group based on their emerging adult needs. Using the evidence based Resiliency Theory; the youth were guided through a variety of brainstorming activities with the goal of developing an age specific group, by- youth-for-youth, to meet their recovery needs. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity even stronger. Relying on this model, the once marginalized youth came together to form a recovery community. “In helping others we help ourselves”
The group’s overarching mission since its inception is, “to find ways to improve the lives of young adults, and their allies in our community through recovery, life skills, and resiliency building in an inclusive, safe and stigma-free environment”. The group has met consistently each week as not just the recipients, but also the givers of support. In addition, to weekly meetings the group has expanded to provide members with positive sober activities as well as community engagement opportunities that enhances their foundation of recovery and builds on their life skills. See table 1 for examples of life skill building and recovery-focused events.
In August 2018, the group started meeting at 1108 Speers Road in Oakville. Contact information is provided below. Come and see us if you are looking for peer support or information.