COCA Community Recovery Resource Center
Construction has begun on our new COCA Community Recovery Resource Center!
Slated to open in late summer, the center will provide space for activities and events that support individuals and families in recovery from addiction. It will be located in the Big Mill Center at 8th and Oley streets, in Reading.
When complete, the center will create an environment for positive and mutually beneficial socializing for those in recovery, offering opportunities for support and educational events, such as recovery-specific trainings, meetings and social activities. Programming will be determined by a steering committee comprised of Berks County community residents who are committed to promoting and advancing addiction recovery. It is not a drug and alcohol or mental health treatment facility, nor will anyone reside at the location.
According to Jeffrey G. Auman, COCA Executive Board Member, the center will subscribe to the ‘many pathways to recovery’ philosophy . “On any given day, there may be a 12-step meeting, a Celebrate Recovery group, a painting class, and a personal skills development workshop,” Auman said. “The possibilities are endless. All are welcome.” Read more.
Construction is underway!
This photo, taken July 1, shows progress being made on the framework of the new center.