RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!!!
We are dedicated to helping You navigate
the door to recovery of Your choosing.
Recovery Coach & XRCC Director
Donna is our Program Director; she is the mother of 3 sons’ in recovery from substance use. Donna works as a Recovery Family Support Specialist at MHANJ. She is a member of the Lacey Twp Task Force, Waretown Municipal Alliance, NCADD and is the Chapter Lead for Young People In Recovery-NJ. Through these organizations, she has involved herself with advocacy work & volunteered her time at awareness events in the community.
Kelli is AED-CPR trained. She is also a member of the Ocean County Community CERT. Kelli is a great listener, a great resource person and has a heart for people wrestling with addiction. As a volunteer Addiction Recovery Advocate and Certified Recovery Coach, Kelli has walked with (and driven) many to rehabs and is here to help you!
Donna has a heart for people going through hard times and a passion to help all experience physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and wholeness. She has been in mission to Haiti, is a Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Advocate and has volunteered as a chaplain at Jersey Shore Medical Center, having completed two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education
(CPE) through JSMC. Donna is a Recovery Coach and has been a member of Lacey UMC for the last 25. She has much to offer as a spiritual guide and is filled with Christ's love for all.
Heather is the Chair of the Lacey Township Municipal Alliance Team and Lacey Task Force. She sits on the DART Coalition and works with Lacey's Schools Substance Abuse Counselors (SAC) to raise awareness to and prevention of addiction. Heather does amazing advocacy work in our Community and beyond.
Pastor Linda Applegate
Dorothie is a Peer Recovery Specialist and a person in long-term recovery. She received her Peer Recovery Specialist schooling from CARES in Morris County and has worked with the Blue Hart program since it’s induction and also with the Next Steps program out of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. She currently works for New Hope Foundation in Marlboro, NJ and volunteers with Hope Sheds Light in Toms River, NJ and Young People in Recovery of Ocean County. She’s a married mom of 4 children, residing in Lacey Township
"PL" is the Pastor of Lacey United Methodist Church.
She knows that we've each encountered many doors along the way. Some firmly closed - but others which have led to healing, peace, prosperity and joy. We're not any of us experts on this subject - only friends on the journey ourselves who
genuinely desire to point the way to an open door where you might also find your way to recovery.
...but while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion... Luke 15:20b
Lord God, You are powerful and You are good. You are the One who can forever protect my relationship with You, keeping out anything that would take my eyes off You. Thank You for running to meet me when I was a long way off. Thank you for not giving up on me but embracing me and reminding me that I am Your Beloved child. I love You. Amen.
Our intention is to collaborate with community specialists/professionals in offering those in recovery, their families and friends, free advocacy (as needed) and access to the resources outlined on our Services page... as well as offering life skills workshops, preparation for future employment and sober socialization events.