Fresh Start Alumni Group

Fresh Start Alumni Association

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Birthday Chip Meetings

Alumni Night is held on the

3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, at John Muir Medical Center,

Concord (Hospital) Campus in the “Concord Room”

It is a night of fun and fellowship.

The featured speaker for November 17th is Leslie who will share  his experience, strength, and hope.

At the October 20 2015 meeting,

63 people celebrated 46 years, 11 months, and 19 days of recovery and 18 family members collected family chips!

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday November 21, 2015

7:00 to 9:00PM

CFR Cafeteria, 2740 Grant Street, Concord

No charge for admission – this is a free event!

This event has been so successful in the past years – get ready for lots of fun, fellowship, and food! Bring your family and appetite.

Seeking volunteers & donations of food & raffle prizes.

Please contact: Sherrie S (925 -788-0585). Heather S. (925-212-1791).  Matt W (415-613-5746). Mimi G (925 408 3167).

Jay H (925 588 8058)

A Way to Help: Write a Letter, Adopt an Alum

letterFor people getting ready to leave CFR, it can mean a lot to get support from someone with time in recovery. If you’re an alum who thinks that sharing your story could help someone else, you can reach out by writing a letter that introduces yourself and offers to be of service. The counselors keep it on file and share it with patients they believe might connect with you and your experience.

Russ says he found his sponsor this way. And he has returned the favor by sharing his story in a letter. Russ’ letter offers an example of how you can craft one of these Adopt Alumni Letters, but pretty much any way you want to craft one is welcome. Just drop it off at the CFR office.

Dear Patient / Alum,


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