The Bridge links peers with hope!

If you passed by 4th and Cushman recently you have seen the signs for Fairbanks Reentry Coalition next door to The Bridge. I hope that you will come in and say “Hi” and let us know that you are interested in the positive direction for individuals seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder or returning to our community after incarceration. Our staff has grown and we are busy making connections to the recovery community.

On July 4th volunteers are beginning a Narcotics Anonymous meeting every Thursday night at 7pm. We will also be hosting a NAR-Anon meeting for family members on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm starting September 10th. Our meeting space will be used by our partners for recovery, reentry and trauma informed training.

Employment Specialists are working with participants to find meaningful employment of their choice. After some great coaching the first participant got the job! We expect to see more success as we link peers to education and employment.

The LION Network just brought us a beautiful work of art done by an FCC artist and will hang on the wall beside our dining room table. So thankful for the work of LION, Learning Inside and Outside Network, that teaches writing and English at FCC. We hope to host a writing group here in the fall.

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Linda Setterberg

As the Fairbanks Reentry Coalition Coordinator,  my job is to bring agencies and people to the table to give reentering citizens the keys to successfully achieve their personal goals.