SpiritWorks Foundation

Center for Recovery of the Soul

Lost in Woonsocket



SpiritWorks Foundation joins The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place in sponsoring, Lost in Woonsocket.  The film is about two alcoholics who are missing for years and discovered living together in the back woods of Woonsocket R.I.  Through a series of events the two are able to reunite with their families, go to treatment, experience recovery and achieve redemption. See what’s next for them and others like them following the screening of the film.  A Q & A Panel Discussion follows which includes professionals and members of the recovery community.  Tickets are available at the door for a cost of $10.00.  The screening takes place on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 6 pm.

I hope to see you there.

Until next time…

peace, Jan


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Bringing Attention to Reentry


I just got off the phone from a conversation with Lori from Voices of Hope Productions.  I am excited about the work being done and hopeful to collaborate with them on projects here in Virginia.  The selection of works that has me most excited is the Reentry Series, a series of three films designed to bring attention to the issues related to the process of reentry of those who have been incarcerated in jails and prisons.  Although the films, Check out A Failed System, Nowhere to Go and Healing Justice: Transformed Lives focus on New Jersey, I believe the issues are very similar to those we have here in Virginia.
The films demonstrate the need for recovery support services and a need for advocacy and support to change the laws for those who have done their time.  SpiritWorks hopes to obtain the film series and host a screening at some point in the near future.  In the meantime I encourage you to visit the site or go to YouTube to view the videos.

I’d love to hear what you think about the films as well as the issue of reentry.

Until next time,

peace, Jan

4th Annual Conference on Women, Addiction & Recovery

I am thrilled to be going to Chicago tomorrow to participate in the 4th Annual Conference on Women, Addiction & Recovery.  I will be among some of the most amazing women in the field of addiction treatment and recovery, women whose books I read to inspire my work.   Now I will get to see them face to face, Lisa Najavits, Stephanie Covington, and Joan Borysenko.  Who would’ve ever thought I would be in such a position.  And to top it off, I am one of the speakers.  I’m co-presenting with one of my favorite people in the whole world, Jenny Bogner, from Ohio State University.  We’ll be talking about co-occurring brain injury and addiction.

Until next time…

Peace, Jan


 A recovery group discussion at SpiritWorks Foundation, Williamsburg, VAIntegrating recovery support services into the continuum of care fosters long-term recovery. SpiritWorks welcomes Read more