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A Stronger Cord

various locations in Arvada, Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan; see Events on website for more info

Denver Metro

A Stronger Cord is a faith-based organization that provides men and women on the "comeback trail" with opportunities to connect around working out. The nonprofit encourages three pillars of health: physical fitness, healthy relationships, and service to others. Locations and hours vary so you'll need to check out the Events tab on their website for this information. Call 303-667-5957 or email info@astrongercord.org to learn more. COVID-19 UPDATE: Activities are currently offered online via Zoom.

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Circles Project: Purpose through Connections

Statewide

The Circles Project hosts restorative justice community-building circles. Each circle is designed to be welcoming and accessible to people new to the restorative justice community, as well as the members who regularly participate. You can even win cool prizes just for showing up! Circles are held virtually every two weeks. Click on the website link, then scroll down to The Circles Project/Virtual Edition. There is a link where you can click to register for an upcoming circle. Call the number below or write cocirclesproject@gmail.com for more info.

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Community Recreation Centers

Statewide

Community recreation centers are a place where you can get your body (and your mind) in better condition. You can work out, take a class, take a shower (some have saunas!), and just take care of yourself. There isn't a statewide list of recreation centers for us to link to, so we suggest that you search online using the phrase "rec center near me." Your computer or smart phone will locate the closest community rec centers with links to their websites. There is a small fee for non-members. Be sure to ask.

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Covenant House of Love aka PPS Ministries

PO Box 9727, Denver CO 80209

Statewide

Denver

Pastor Polly with Covenant House of Love aka PPS Ministries provides faith-based inner healing for women. Her nonprofit ministry provides help with emotional issues, self-esteem, abandonment, and other forms of trauma. Her workbook "Inner Healing" is coming out in 2021 and available through the website and Amazon. They also provide free workshops, group counseling, resource referrals, and you can call and ask for a prayer.

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Full Circle Reading Group

Share your love of reading with others!

Statewide

Karen Lausa, founder of The Words Beyond Bars Project, and Remerg are joining forces to provide Full Circle Reading Group. The group meets every six weeks via Zoom. You don't have to have been part of Words Beyond Bars while incarcerated. You don't have to have been incarcerated! The group's first meeting is Wednesday, May 5th, from 7-8:30pm MST via Zoom, and the group's first book is Passing by Nella Larsen. Read the book before you watch the movie. Everyone is welcome! To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email Karen at KarenLausa@gmail.com. Watch this page, the Remerg Facebooks page, and the forthcoming Remerg.org website for more information.

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House of Purpose Church

8720 East Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80220

Denver Metro

Denver

House of Purpose Church is a Christian church located inside the Disabled American Veterans Building. The mission of House of Purpose is to resurrect the purpose, passion, and dreams of individuals in the community and also to serve those who have served. Its founder, Pastor David Buckner, has always had a heart for veterans, and he ministers weekly at the VA hospital in addition to the church services. In addition, as an avid motorcycle rider, David is an active member of the Christian Riders Motorcycle Ministry. Sermons may be listened from the website and are also on YouTube.

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Mindfulness Peace Project

Statewide

The Mindfulness Peace Project (MPP) offers several programs integrating mindfulness and meditation to people in very difficult situations. Its mission is to cultivate the fundamental sanity and dignity in individuals. MPP offers the Ratna Peace Initiative for incarcerated men and women looking for resources, study materials, and instruction in Buddhism and meditation; it has a secular mindfulness program for military veterans called Veterans Peace of Mind as well as a secular mindfulness course for inmates in solitary confinement. You may email MPP at info@mindfulnesspeaceproject.org or write them at 6800 N. 79th St, Ste. 200, Niwot, CO 80503. Click on the website link for more information.

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ParadigmONE Sober Community

16736 E Illif Ave. Aurora, CO 80013

Denver Metro

Aurora

ParadigmONE is a one of a kind non-profit Recovery Community Center. They have a fully equipped gym with boxing ring, weights and more and professional martial arts and fitness trainers on staff. They also have an art program that includes a variety of art forms such as graffiti art and painting, a spiritual program where people can gather to grow in their faith, and a large community area that can be used for cool events and sober parties or meetings. They offer training in boxing, fitness, weight lifting, art, as well as provide recovery coaching, sober gatherings and events, life skills training, community reentry services, job placement, spiritual mentoring, mental health support, and more! Their vision (or paradigm) is that we are all ONE and that people who are looking for a new way of life can come and have fun, workout, spar, do art and express themselves in a positive way in order to unite, make new friends, build new habits, improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. ParadigmONE was founded and is run by a group of individuals that are currently heavily immersed in the Colorado recovery movement and are looking to expand proven strategies. ParadigmONE is located in the back of the plaza in SW corner right next door to the Buckeye AA Club. You can locate their calendar of events on their website.

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Realness Project

Statewide

Realness Project provides workshops and materials inside prisons and jails to help people learn how to manage conflict "with finesse" and to develop the capacity to create authentic relationships. Realness Project sponsors monthly online meetings for folks released from incarceration. Follow their Facebook page for alerts to these meetings and log-on info

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Shanah City Church

7808 Cherry Creek South Drive, #203, Denver CO 80231

Denver Metro

Denver

Shanah City Church is a nondenominational Christian church located in Denver. The church provides services and a spiritual community every Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 9:30am. All are welcome, regardless of your religious background. A Daily Word by Pastor Zaq Nombre is available on the website. The video link will take you to their YouTube channel where sermons are posted.

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The Phoenix

2239 Champa Street Denver, CO 80205

Statewide

Denver

The Phoenix is a sober active community for people recovering from a substance use disorder and those choosing to live a sober lifestyle. The only requirement for membership is 48 hours of continuous sobriety. After that all the events are free. They ask that all members follow the community standards and treat each other with respect and understanding. The events offered include climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, mountain and road biking, and other social activities. All the equipment and instruction are provided. They have locations in Denver (which we link to using google maps) Colorado Springs, and partner with several gyms throughout Colorado. The Phoenix is also nationwide, with chapters in many states across the country. They offer in person local events, virtual live streaming events, as well as on-demand recorded workouts. Click on the website to learn more.

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Yoga and Meditation with Garry Appel

Statewide

The practices of yoga and meditation are part of taking care of yourself, especially now. Garry Appel is a Denver-based yoga instructor and my favorite teacher. No frills, no special clothes, just you following along with his instructions in yoga or meditation. Click on the website link to listen to the Yoga Nidra guided meditation classes. (His guided meditations are also available on the app Insight Timer. Download the app and search by the name Garry Appel. You can use the free version of Insight Timer to listen to Garry.) Click on the video link to get started doing yoga. Each class is about one hour long and usually begins with a few minutes of breathing practice.

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