Turning Point logo from 2017

Turning Point Offers Arty Inspiration for Those in Recovery

Turning Point (39 Elm St., Brattleboro) is a community resource offering a wide variety of programs for those with dependency issues: "We connect in compassion, dignity, and recovery.... We see addiction as the disease and the disorder, not the definition of you. You are, in fact, the only solution." Peers in recovery lead a wide variety of onsite support groups, while other programs include nutrition classes for parents, job counseling and preparation for transitioning to work, telephone recovery support, and a chronic pain and recovery group, among others. A monthly newsletter is available with the full schedule.

Irish castle photo by Ladd Butler

September is Recovery Month, and Turning Point is celebrating in a variety of ways. In addition to building a pergola on the Turning Point property on Saturday, September 22 (with help from community volunteers and financial support from the Sunrise Rotary Club), they are hosting their 1st Annual 5K road race on Sunday, September 23. Inside the center, Board chair Ladd Butler has mounted an exhibit entitled "Finding My Tribe," a series of photographs he took while touring his family's roots in Ireland—stop by for an Open House reception on Friday, September 14, from 5:00 to 7:00, or visit the center anytime in September, 9:00-5:00, to view the photos.

If you're a fan of TED Talks, consider stopping in for a "View and Chew" series on Mondays at noon. The inspiring talks are short (only 20 minutes or less) and powerful. Some focus on recovery and addiction, some on trauma or mental health. Bring your lunch—and chew! Gary Graff of HCRS inspired this effort, and Turning Point program coordinator Don Cuerdon is helping to facilitate it. Info: (802) 257-5600, tpwc.1@hotmail.com.

Save the date for the duo's ARTIST TALK on Sunday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. in the gallery.

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