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Recovery Anonymous renovating new space as mission grows

A local recovery group is growing fast and they say they need more space…to better serve the community.

Renovations are underway at their new location in Quincy.

The new building is on 18th street just south of Broadway. They said the new place is giving them more than just the extra space.

Guys like Rolland Luckett and Jordan Johns are in recovery.

“I was addicted to meth and a lot of the street life for over twenty years,” said Luckett.

“I was using drugs very bad. I was drinking terribly,” said Johns.

Both are doing service work through Preferred Family Healthcare. They and other volunteers spent the day building a deck at Recovery Anonymous.

Executive Director Gordon Dobey said the materials for that new deck cost over $4,000, all of which were donated.

“That was donated to us by a woman who believes in what we’re doing,” said Dobey. “She says she believes God’s hand has touched her to touch us.”

Inside, Dobey said the biggest room will serve as the meeting room while they’ll also have space for kids to play in another room while meetings are going on.

“We have our own flag and if the flag is outside, then that means the doors are open come on in. If you want to sit down and have a bottle of water, if you just want to sit down and be alone. If you wanna come and sit down and have a conversation then so be it. that’s what it’s there for,” said Dobey.

Meanwhile, guys like Luckett said they’re simply happy to be able to finally be doing some good and giving back to their community.

“I feel more happy today than I have in the last 30 years. I’m 35 years old now and I feel good today,” said Luckett.

Dobey said they had 50 people attend their meeting Sunday night and the room was pretty much full. He said that’s just another reason why the new location is so important.

If you’re interested in supporting Recovery Anonymous or would like more information on the organization, you can call Kelle Neese at (217) 209-2079. You can also visit the group’s Facebook page.

 

TRE-STATE RECOVERY RESOURCES:
Illinois
Preferred Family Healthcare – Recovery Resources
428 South 36th Street Quincy
http://www.pfh.org
217-224-6300

Hopewell Clinical
314 North 6th Street Quincy
http://www.hopewellclinical.com
217-223-0170

Addicts Victorious
639 York Street Suite 210 Quincy
http://addictsvictorious.com
217-223-1388

Bridgeway
900 South Deer Road Macomb
http://www.bway.org/
309-837-4876

Western Illinois University – AOD Resource Center
1 University Circle Seal Hall 208 Macomb
http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/aod/
309-298-2457

North Central Behavioral Health Systems
301 East Jefferson street Macomb
http://www.ncbhs.org
309-833-2191

Missouri
Preferred Family Healthcare – Recovery Resources
4355 Paris Gravel Rd Hannibal
http://www.pfh.org
573-248-3811

Turning Point Recovery Centers
146 Communications Drive Hannibal
http://turningpointrc.org/
573-248-1196

IOWA
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services – ADDS
928 Main Street Keokuk
http://www.addsiowa.org
319-524-4397

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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