St. Luke's On The Hill
40 McBride Road, Mechanicville,
New York 12118 (518) 664-4834
St. Luke's Recovery Resource Center (SLRRC)
Coordinator. Rev. David Haig
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Recovery Resource Center
St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center works in support of individuals who are addicted, their families and the larger community.
Some of the ways that the Parish of St. Luke’s on the Hill supports this ministry is by opening our facility to 12-Step programs, providing a monthly 12-Step Eucharist Service, facilitating and hosting a speaker series that brings together community stakeholders on a broad range of topics relevant to the disease of addiction and more importantly toward the recovery of the individual, their families and the broader community. We provide comfort to those who mourn and support recovery related community events. We engage and maintain ongoing active dialog with a host of community stakeholders.
12-Step Support Meetings Hosted in Our Facilities
12-Step Support Organizations are not affiliated with St. Luke's Recovery Resource Center.
A Ministry of St Luke's on the Hill
We are volunteers, clergy, and health care professionals, people with substance abuse issues and their loved ones, inspired by hope and the promise of recovery
From The Express Newspaper May, 31st, 2018
Guest Speakers Discuss Three Areas of Recovery
By Terrie Gifford, Reporter
HALFMOON, May 19th-St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center featured three guests Saturday night as part of their “Speakers’ Series,” which is presented every other month from September to May to discuss aspects of recovery from the disease of addiction. The events take place inside the chapel of St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road in the Town of Halfmoon. The speakers on the evening of Saturday, May 19th were Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann, who discussed the Chatham Cares 4 U Program, Fr. Frank Lockwood, who shed light on the disease of addiction, and Brendan Norton, who focused on resources for families with loved ones suffering from the disease of addiction.
Volkmann described a new approach to handling the drug problem in the Chatham, NY area. The Chatham Police Department has developed a different view of drug abuse. They want to help the drug users into recovery, rather than throwing them in jail. From the Chatham Cares 4 U website: “In partnership with the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative, Chatham Cares 4 U encourages residents struggling with substance use to walk into the police station, turn over their drugs and ask for help. Instead of being charged, individuals will be placed into a drug treatment program regardless of financial means and/or insurance coverage. Participants will be assigned a volunteer to assist and guide them throughout the recovery process.” Volkmann offered his views on how the program was working in Chatham and some stories of lives saved.
Father Frank Lockwood is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and priest in the Albany Episcopal Diocese serving as Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Coxsackie and Church of Our Saviour, Lebanon Springs, New Lebanon. He has worked in the field of addiction for the past 9 plus years with prior experience working with those with disabilities since 1991. He strives to “share the redemptive love of Christ with any who are hurting,” and shared his experiences in helping others.
Brendan Norton is a Family Support Navigator for OASAS and outlined his role in the recovery process. Fortunately, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) funds Family Support Navigators (FSNs) to support families and individuals going through the progression of addiction. Norton also can offer advice about insurance and treatment systems, as well as following up on the recovering person’s adjustment into home life after being away in treatment.
For further information about the St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center, contact Father David Haig at 508-237-3491. The next Recovery Speaker Series will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 6 pm, after a 12-Step Eucharist Service at 4 pm and Potluck Dinner at 5 pm.