John Kuker Music Series
Join Begin Anew as we launch the John Kuker music series, a gathering of music and speakers focused on the education of substance use disorder and the healing power of music.
The series will launch in February 4th 2022 (update, due to Omicron peak in Minnesota slated for End of January beginning February, we are moving this to warmer outside weather) with an evening performance by Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Musician and person in recovery, Scottie Miller. Each quarter will feature different musicians as part of this wellness and education series.
Begin Anew's signature musical event will occur in summer 2022 at Pachyderm Studios. John Kuker, the renovator/owner of the legendary Pachyderm studios, was a Minnesota-made musical guru who rebuilt the studio complex to its storied history. Begin Anew is honored to bring John's passion and love of music to our community through this unique series.
Begin Anew Recovery, in partnership with Bold North Recovery and Consulting, is pleased to offer a Recovery Coach Academy at no cost to any member of the recovery community, thanks to a gift from generous benefactors.
Peer Recovery Specialists Training
The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a 6-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor, and support anyone who would like to enter or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. This training also includes the ethical considerations for recovery coaches, which addresses many areas, including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement, and legal issues. This course will help Recovery Coaches maintain good boundaries when serving others.
Begin Anew through the tremendous support of the community is offering this full training to other organizations and individuals free. Our training is scheduled for 46 hours from December 6 through December 11 in downtown Ramsey Minnesota at the Fountains. If you or someone you know wants to inquiry about a scholarship to this class, please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you once again for your amazing generosity. We have collected hundreds of coats, hats, and mittens to be given to HOPE-4-YOUTH homeless youth shelter, The Haven For Heroes in Anoka, and Stepping Stones homeless shelter, helping homeless, veterans and their families. If you would like to donate and participate this year, please contact John directly to 763-252-6570
Bring a toy, bring your kids. Enjoy some fantastic pasta from Virgillolello Raffaele at Buona Sera in Champlin as our gift to you for helping us fill the Coon Rapid's firetruck once again! All toys collected stay right here in our community all year long, given to children during the holidays and hospitals stays, and Emergency Room trips. We are getting geared up to do our annual toy drive. Join us and our community partners, The Coon Rapids Fire Department, Primrose Early Childhood Center of Champlin Park, and Senator Jim Abeler. Contact John directly at Begin Anew as we gather toys. 763-252-6570
International Men's Day
Join Begin Anew in support of International Men's Day 2021, a community family event to be held in Brooklyn Park, MN on 11/21/2021, aims to celebrate positive male role models and raise awareness of men's and boys often overlooked issues. These include mental health, toxic masculinity, loneliness, alcoholism, gender violence, and the prevalence of male suicide.
Sam Mwangi started Global Fatherhood project as a mission to mentor and empower fathers. Check out the Global Fatherhood Foundation Facebook site and sign up below.
30 Days Foundation for Sober Housing with Begin Anew
Join Begin Anew as we partner with the 30 Days Foundation to enhance their project of assisting people get sober housing. The funds raised on that day will be specifically used to assist people in addiction treatment get into sober house's after their treatment with a donation from The 30-Days Foundation per request of $100-$150. These funds would be the final $100-$150 per request needed for someone to get into a sober house to continue treatment and to promote their own healing.