Alumni Sailing

The Promises Alumni Program

At Promises, treatment is just the beginning of a journey of lifelong recovery.

For many, going home can be the hardest part. Addiction and behavioral issues have left our lives in disarray, which can make it difficult to know what the next step should be. Often, an experienced guide can provide invaluable support and direction along the way.

The Promises Alumni Program has been going strong for over 25 years and is committed to providing that critical support for every member of the extended Promises family. Our alumni members are dedicated to supporting those who have begun the journey of recovery at Promises and their families. Here are a few of the ways we provide lifelong support to our alums:

  • Weekly alumni meetings attended by more than 100 active alumni
  • Monthly alumni meetings in San Francisco, Phoenix and New York
  • An alumni newsletter
  • Personal follow-up support
  • An annual summer beach party and year-end holiday reunion
  • Sober pals program that connects alumni with current clients for weekend visits
  • Monthly alumni panels that bring alumni back to share their stories of hope and strength with current residential clients

Alumni Leadership

  • Patricia Meyers, CCDC
    Patricia Meyers, CCDC
    Executive Director, Alumni & Client Services
  • Michele Jackson
    Michele Jackson
    Director of Alumni Services
Patricia Meyers, CCDC
Executive Director, Alumni & Client Services

Patricia has worked in the field of addiction for 19 years. Since joining Promises in 1997, she has served in many roles, including resident technician, resident technician supervisor, admissions coordinator, admissions director for almost nine years, and her current role as executive director of alumni and client services. She also spent five years working as an independent recovery coach and interventionist and does ongoing crisis intervention work in our alumni program.

Patricia is a certified chemical dependency counselor (CCDC) and is trained in family crisis intervention, relapse prevention and the reintegration process of clients returning to their communities. At the 2015 SHARE! Recovery awards, she received the Ken Schonlau Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Sobriety.” Patricia also serves on the board of the Promises Foundation serving Miriam’s House, a recovery home that helps low-income women reunite with their children. Patricia’s experience allows her to bring her own unique brand of passion, enthusiasm and warmth to clients and their families.

Interview with Patricia Meyers

Michele Jackson
Director of Alumni Services

Michele Jackson started working at Promises in November 2007 she has held many positions including Residential Technician in Malibu, Evening Office Manager, Daytime Office Manager, and Financial Office Manager. She was then promoted to her current position, Director of Alumni Services.

“I enjoyed my job as a tech as it allowed for me to be available for the clients. I am very excited about the opportunity to continue to work with them as they transition into their new lives. It is vital that they know we here at Promises are dedicated to helping them feel connected”, says Michele. “I am so honored to be a part of this team.”

 

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Alumni Events

September 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1
Alumni/Resident Miriam’s House
12 Step Meeting 7:30pm
4419 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
2
SouthBay Roundup
Torrance Marriott
3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA
3
Southbay Roundup
Banquet 6pm-9pm
Sober pals
MLB 1pm – 4pm
YAP 12pm – 3pm
4
5
Alumni / Resident
Labor Day
BBQ 5:30pm
12 Step Mtg 6:30pm
Will’s House (all are welcome)
6 7
Alumni Check-In
6pm – 7pm
Food & Fellowship 7pm – 7:30pm
Alumni Mtg 7:30pm
IOP
8
Alumni/Resident Miriam’s
House 12 Step Meeting 7:30pm
4419 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
9 10
Malibu Sober Pals
1pm – 4pm
Young Adult Sober Pals
12pm – 3pm
11
Alumni/Resident
Artist Group 7:00pm
All Are Welcome
IOP
12 13
Alumni Bonfire 12 Step Meeting
Dockweiler Beach
BBQ 5:30pm – 7pm
Mtg 7:00- 9:00pm
Lifeguard station 51
14
Alumni Check-In
6pm – 7pm
Food & Fellowship 7pm – 7:30pm
Alumni Mtg 7:30pm IOP
15
Alumni/Resident
Miriam’s House 12 Step
Meeting 7:30pm
4419 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
16 17
Malibu Sober Pals
1pm – 4pm
Young Adult Sober Pals
12pm – 3pm
18
**Fundraiser**
Polo in the Palisades

1501 Will Rogers State Park
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
19 20 21
Alumni Check-In
6pm – 7pm
Food & Fellowship 7pm – 7:30pm
Alumni Mtg 7:30pm
IOP
22
Alumni/Resident
Miriam’s House 12 Step
Meeting 7:30pm
4419 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
23 24
Resident /Alumni
Outdoor Movie Night in Malibu
Snacks & Fellowship
Movie @ 8pm.
Sober Pals MLB/YAP
25
Alumni Catalina Trip or Boating Trip with Frank
RSVP ONLY
26
PTC Volunteer Day
Resident/Alumni/Staff
Heal The Bay
2:00pm – 4:00 pm
(See Flyer for address)
San Francisco Alumni Meeting
27 28
Alumni Check-In
6pm – 7pm
Food & Fellowship 7pm – 7:30pm
Alumni Mtg 7:30pm
IOP
29
Alumni/Resident
Miriam’s House 12 Step
Meeting 7:30pm
4419 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
New York Alumni Meeting
30

 

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