Vision for the Future
Taking an Innovative Approach:
Creative expression sustains and supports recovery but rarely has creative expression been used in the United States as a formalized recovery approach.
Studies show that creative writing, painting and singing can increase a person’s confidence and empower people to stay in recovery.
Creative expression has been found to be valuable in providing people in recovery with a comfortable way to discuss difficult issues, relieve stress, and find common ground with their peers, supporting their long-term recovery success.
The Creative Recovery Initiative
Recognizing the vast potential to foster stronger long-term recovery, Together Place developed the Creative Recovery Initiative comprised of two parts: Creative & Vocational Recovery Groups and Creative Community Events hosted by those in Recovery.
Uplifting Community Asset
Once run-down, Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center is now an uplifting community asset. Together Place is taking a leading role in community development through the arts and neighborhood revitalization. Visit our Stories of Maine Exhibit (virtual exhibit coming soon!) or join for an upcoming Community Event.
Peer Run Recovery Groups
Focused on mental health recovery, substance use recovery, vocational skills, and creative recovery, all groups are led by Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialists (CIPSS). They build empowering connections with group members and offer first-hand experience and encouragement that long-term recovery is possible.