The Rise Center is now open!
Regular RISE Center Hours:
Monday – Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Big Mill Apts – Ground Floor
702 N. 8th St, Reading, PA
Parking is available on Nichols Street or the Save A’ Lot parking lot on Oley & 8th Sts.
The RISE Center (Recovery – Information – Support – Education) will provide space for activities and events that support individuals and families in recovery from addiction. It is located in the Big Mill Apartments building at 8th and Oley streets, in Reading. The center will serve as 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 is 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.”
VIEW an informational card about the RISE Center.
View photos from our September 12 Ribbon Cutting on our Facebook Page!
The RISE Center has a full slate of activities, classes and support groups planned!
You can also click on the dates in the calendar below for activities by day.
Please note: All activities are free unless otherwise noted.
Calendar Update: The Visions of Hope NA meeting originally scheduled for Tuesdays has been postponed until further notice.
We are looking for community volunteers to provide classes such as yoga, arts & crafts, fitness, sewing, etc. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent to the new RISE Center, CLICK HERE to fill out a volunteer application.
RISE Center in the News:
- WFMZ – COCA opens recovery center focused on support, fun
- Reading Eagle – Addiction recovery center opens in restored outlet center in Reading
- WFMZ – Construction begins on new COCA resource center in Reading
- WFMZ – COCA to open community recovery resource center in Reading
- Reading Eagle – New drug-abuse recovery center gets lease on life in Reading
- Reading Eagle – Editorial: New Recovery Center a Positive Step for Community
- COCA News – Recovery Center to Open in Berks this Summer