Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community

Current COVID-19 Status

Our Peer Support Line is currently open as usual 4:00-8:00pm. Call us at 877-PEER-LNE (no “I”) or 877-733-7563.

We are also offering online and conference call line Peer Support Groups. Click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call.


Here are the groups offered by Boston Resource Center, open to all peers:

Moving forward, all Boston Resource Center remote Zoom groups will use the same meeting ID.
To log into any of the groups listed below, use this link https://bostonmedicalcenter.zoom.us/j/5468153050
Or, to join by phone call any of these numbers and enter Meeting ID: 546 815 3050.

Dial by your location
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
None of the groups require a password.

Monday 
NAMI Connections 10:30am-12pm 
DRA  12-1pm 

Tuesday
Dimensions of Wellness 1pm-2:30pm

Wednesday 
LGBTQ  11am-12pm
DRA  12-1pm

Thursday
Spirituality 10:30am-11:30am
DRA 12pm-1pm 


Here are groups offered by the Peer Support Network, open to all peers:

Monday
1 pm – Peer Support group
3 pm – Music Appreciation

Tuesday
2 pm – Creative Journalling

Wednesday
1 pm: Speaker Series
3:30 pm: Relaxation Workshop

Thursday
1 pm: Peer Support group
3:15 pm: Wellness and Artistic Expressions

Friday
2 pm: Meditation and Movement

Saturday
10:30 am: WRAP (closed group – must register beforehand)
1 pm: Peer Support group

Join with ZOOM video:
https://zoom.us/j/7484671291?pwd=WEowNmtyR2NRRGJUM3diTE5yaDJvUT09
Meeting ID: 748 467 1291
Password: 524315

Join by phone:
Call-in number: +1 646 558 8656
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abZ7WTKryI

As always, up to date information on what we are offering can be found on our Google calendar, which you can find by clicking here

Click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call.

The Peer Support Network is also offering call in hours for one-to-one support (by appointment) at these times: Monday-Friday 12:30pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.


The Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center (CSRLC) is offering these Zoom support groups for their members. If any questions for CSRLC, pls. contact Director Janel Tan:
tanj@vinfen.org or 617-863-5388.

CSRLC is CLOSED all holidays/no zoom groups held.  
No Zoom groups held Friday, 7/3 (4th of July holiday observed)

Mondays:
Pathways To Recovery 11:00 am
https://zoom.us/j/674929972
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 674 929 972

Happiness and Wellness 1:00 pm
https://zoom.us/j/853680339
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 853 680 339

Tuesdays:
Light Moves 1:15pm
https://zoom.us/j/571389758
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 571 389 758

Health Adventures 2:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/757239180
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 757 239 180

Wednesdays:
NAMI Connections 10:30am
https://zoom.us/j/859002245
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 859 002 245

Transitions 1:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/897108799
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 897 108 799

Fridays:
NAMI Connections 10:30am
https://zoom.us/j/621974217
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 621 974 217

Building Connections 1:15 PM       
https://zoom.us/j/593536452
Call: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 593 536 452

Again, click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call. Please call 617-863-5388 for any questions.


Here are groups offered by the Hope Center, open to all peers:

Tuesday:
1pm: Creative Writing -Join us to spend time together responding to several fun writing prompts and sharing with the group. Great for those looking to hone their writing skills as well as those just looking for a fun activity to enjoy with others.
– 2pm: Practicing Gratitude – We will be exploring the role of gratitude in our lives and practicing new ways to experience and express gratitude, even during difficult times. Enjoy discussion and peer support as well as gratitude-based activities such as guided meditation.

Wednesday:
– 1pm: Lunch Chat – Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that’s going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive support. Eating is welcome! 
2pm: Brain Games and Activities – Looking for fun ways to keep your mind active and explore new topics, interests, or hobbies? This is a time to explore riddles, brain teasers, and all kinds of enriching virtual activities.

Thursday:
1pm: Self Care – Join us to explore the different ways in which we can care for ourselves. This is a space to talk about self care planning, changing routines, fun self care activities you’ve tried – anything self care related!
2pm: Arts and Music – We will be following fun and creative “drawing prompts” while listening to a playlist of tunes that people who attend will select. All drawing skill levels are welcome – from stick figure to da Vinci.

As always, if anyone has questions about the Hope Center or is looking for support in accessing the virtual Center, they can reach out to me directly at my Google Voice number: (617)454-4621.

To access any of the groups on our schedule, people can use the Hope Center’s Zoom Link:https://zoom.us/my/hopecenter

Using this link to access the Hope Center Meeting Room does not require a Meeting ID or Password. However – for those dialing in by phone, the Meeting ID is 989 029 5063. 

Here is the phone access info:
Meeting ID: 989 029 5063
Dial by your location
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
People wanting to access Hope Center groups can do so using any of the phone numbers above. They will then be prompted to dial the Meeting ID plus # and will enter into the waiting room to be let into the group.

We are an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery. We run four Recovery Learning Centers where we offer individual and group support, access to computers, education and other resources. We also run a Peer Support Line, and outside meetings at inpatient units and shelters.

Every Recovery Center has no barrier of access for people who self-identify as having a mental health issue in the past or present and/or having substance abuse issues. All the services of the Recovery Centers are free of charge.

It does not matter if a person is or was connected to a mental health agency or provider, it does not matter if a person was ever diagnosed with a mental health issue, it does not matter if a person was or was not hospitalized. Our doors are open to everyone and anyone who feels they belong and wants to join a recovery community.

Download our MBRLC brochure here.

Find a Recovery Learning Center near you here.

Learn about our Peer Support Line here.

Find other resources for peers here.

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