Connecting Women in Recovery for 10 Years
A2WG is 10 years old! Certainly a reason for celebration!
The Ann Arbor Women’s Group was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in February 2007.
Who could have predicted back then the success we would have – monthly events for fun and/or education for women in recovery, free child care at 12 step meetings, an annual 3-day retreat and an overnight retreat, an annual comedy show, an annual family picnic and (most importantly) scholarships for women whose finances are tight so that all women are able to participate.
Prayer; What’s Your Path?
On March 19, 22 women gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan for a workshop called “Prayer – What is Your Path?” Cathy F. led the first part of the workshop, as we learned that different personality types prefer different ways to pray. Each woman did a short survey to determine her own prayer type and all were given a list of different ways of praying that are best for each type.
Let Us Entertain You 2015
On January 16, 2016, the Ann Arbor Women’s Group hosted the annual Movie and Ice Cream event “Let Us Entertain You”. This year, 22 women came for fun and fellowship, and of course, the ice cream! Registration was online and a suggested donation was all that was needed to enjoy quality time with other women in recovery. The women met up at the Coffee House Creamery and others provided rides from Maple Rock. This was a great way to get connected to women in the community and to have fun in sobriety. The movie was Joy with Jennifer Lawrence (trailer), the inspirational story of a woman entrepreneur who invented the Miracle Mop and the adversities she faced along the way and how she overcame them. Join us next year for more movies and ice cream. It is an experience you don’t want to miss!
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A snap shot of the day…
The Gift of One Alcoholic/Addict Helping Another
In November and December A2WG focused on GIVING as a theme. We did:
- ThanksGIVING Recovery Toolboxes- we made up boxes for women in treatment/detox or who were new to recovery. We filled those boxes with recovery literature, meeting list books for AA/NA, inspirational sayings, a “Woman in Sobriety” coin, recovery teddy bears, recovery silicone bracelets, cards with messages of hope, and a few other things. The boxes went to Home of New Vision, Dawn Farm and Maple Rock for them to give out, since these are the top places in town that have first contact with newcomers.