They are the proof in the pudding – our Alumni Group.
Project Ninety will celebrate 40 years of providing recovery services in 2012. Please spread the word to everyone you know – it would be quite a feat to have as many people as possible to help us celebrate that anniversary.
On the last Thursday of each month, Project Ninety Alumni from all over join our weekly Celebration of Recovery. Alumni are a living testimony to the fact that Project Ninety's social model program works. Many come back annually to claim their chip and celebrate their latest milestone in recovery with others. On Alumni night there is an average of 250 to 300 years of sobriety represented in the room as an example to new residents that life in recovery is possible.
Alumni provide support in various other ways; interaction in large group sessions, smaller counselor groups, and sponsorship, both temporary and long term; or sometimes just kicking it with guys in treatment, listening and sharing their experiences. Alumni who want to participate in the recovery of others must attend HIPAA training. Alumni HIPAA training is held the second Thursday of the month at the Thursday Night Celebration at Friendship Hall after sobriety chips are handed out.
Project Ninety's Alumni Association, which is a separate entity from Project Ninety, does many wonderful things to give back to current residents in the program. Each year, they host a Super Bowl Party and demonstrate that it’s possible to have fun without alcohol and drugs. They also host a Father’s Day picnic each year, Spaghetti Feed/Comedy Night and help Santa Claus bring the only Christmas gift that many of our residents receive. The raffle tickets sold on the last Thursday of each month helps to fund these events.