Wellness City is founded on the recovery principles of hope, personal choice, empowerment, development of an environment of wellness and independence, and the encouragement of spirituality and community enriched by contribution. Wellness City is a community made up of individuals embarking on or expanding their recovery journey. A staff of well-trained peers who have experienced their own recovery challenges and successes will share what they have learned and will work alongside practitioners and educators who are committed to the founding principles of the recovery community. The citizens of Wellness City who are beginning their recovery journey will learn to identify personal strengths and challenges and will develop personalized plans that incorporate life experiences, newly learned skills and goals and dreams for the future. Each citizen will partner with a recovery coach who understands the challenges and actualize their hopes and dreams, working together to bring out everyone’s best. They will catch each other when someone starts to fall, sharing what’s been learned so all can benefit. Strong and trusting relationships will grow and be nurtured between Wellness City citizens. These relationships are key ingredients that will allow the City to operate effectively and successfully.
- Personal Wellness Program: Recovery Coaching and Planning This element is designed to support each citizen in the development and activation of their “Personal Wellness Program”. To accomplish this, each citizen will work in partnership with a Recovery Coach to complete a self-assessment that identifies strengths and abilities, plus any challenges that interfere with recovery and wellness. Together they will develop a plan that mobilizes their strengths to deal with and overcome the challenges that are interfering with recovery and wellness. The City Hall meeting will be a forum for encouragement and celebrating success as citizens accomplish personal wellness and recovery goals.
- Recovery Learning Opportunities This element is a Learning Center that provides a range of creative classes and activities that promote wellness and recovery based on Six Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Occupational, Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual and Emotional. Citizens can choose what they want and add their choices to their “Personal Wellness Program”. The educational opportunities of the Learning Center will be developed and enhanced through feedback in the City Hall meetings. Citizens can choose from core classes that support them in developing their own wellness and recovery tools.
- Community Linkages This element includes experiential and inspirational integration into the community and utilization of resources that enhance the recovery process. Also included is volunteerism or “giving back” opportunities that enhance and validate the value of each citizen’s contribution, and in some cases may lead to employment. Our staff will become knowledgeable about resources and will use this knowledge to support citizens working their recovery plans to reach independence and self-sufficiency.
Incorporating the five Recovery Pathways of Hope, Choice, Empowerment, Recovery Culture and Spirituality while supporting the person through their current situation, people will be offered a mix of classes and other services through Wellness City recovery learning opportunities.
The Wellness City Program is available in:
RI North Carolina East Carolina
HOPE Station Wellness City
2407 South Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
RI North Carolina East Carolina
Wellness City of New Bern
1311 Health Drive
New Bern, NC 28560
RI North Carolina Durham
Durham Wellness City
401 East Lakewood Ave, Suite E1-A
Durham, NC 27707