Our trainings include, but are not exclusive to, Peer Recovery Coach Training, Ethical Considerations, Suicide Prevention, HIV/AIDS, Motivational Interviewing, and Addiction 101. Ruth's Way's trainings are designed to advance awareness and knowledge of those who hope to gain a better understanding of addiction and recovery. Through our interactive classes, participants learn to develop the skills and tools to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Our classes provide a foundation in prevention, intervention, and post treatment skills to assist those suffering from substance use disorder.
Our life skills and recovery based groups promote strength-based solutions to foster health and wellness. We create wellness/recovery trainings and life skills sessions for women in our sober home, survivor groups, program staff, and incarcerated women.
We have facilitated trainings for a public health department, churches, department of correction, parent groups, organizations that work with human trafficking survivors, first responders, small groups, and shelters.
Training sessions can be tailored to the specific needs of an organization. Please check out our events page for upcoming trainings that are available to the public.
Our sober home is located in Lynn on the Salem line.
We promote independent living in a structured family environment.
Our structured environment includes, but is not exclusive to the following:
Pay weekly fees on time
1 weekly bible discussion (optional)
1 weekly house meeting
3 weekly self help groups/support groups or daily if not working full time
2 weekly AOD compliance testing, as well as random tests and breathalyzing
1 monthly life skills night - guest speakers to teach or reintroduce a skill
If a woman is unable to work, she will need to volunteer (according to her abilities), be attending school, participating in a program, or an agreed upon productive activity. This is to encourage women to be active and productive in their recovery.
Each member is responsible to keep bedroom neat and clean, clean up after herself, and complete house chores.
Each recovery plan will be tailored to the individual woman’s needs.
The recovery plan encourages accountability and direction.
Assistance with life skills reinforces positive change.
House standards are to ensure the safety and cohesive behaviors of everyone in the house.
We provide women with peer to peer support to assist in areas such as education, guidance of personal finances, resume writing, job search, and physical and mental health options.
Recovery/Wellness Coaches assist participants in navigating recovery support systems and accessing resources. We support participants as they build recovery capital. Coaches encourage individuals to build on their strengths and to focus on solutions. Our person centered, strength-based approach assists participants in reaching their goals by finding solutions that influence positive thoughts and healthy attitudes to influence healthy behaviors. Positive changes happen by increasing understanding of self, learning to apply tools, and taking ownership of our health and wellness.