Submitted by iCause
In the Summer of 2017, the Recovery Center of Medina County opened with the goal of strengthening communities through supporting those in recovery. The organization quickly grew and expanded to offer a variety of resources for not only those in recovery, but also their family members, caregivers and more. After partnering with EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, RCMC began offering advanced services, classes and cutting edge programming to expand their reach in the community.
RCMC is dedicated to serving those in need of recovery resources by providing access to peer support counseling, meetings, life skills and coaching, legal aid, help with locating sober homes and detox facilities, housing and job placement.
The center is not only a place for recovering from substance abuse issues but is also committed to providing the tools necessary to succeed in long-term recovery. The main goal of the Recovery Center is to become a one stop shop for addiction, recovery referrals and resources. It seeks to train, employ and empower those in recovery.
Four years ago, Chef Brandon Chrostowski, Chef Gilbert Brenot and General Manager Michael Flaherty opened EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute: a non-profit French fine dining restaurant geared at teaching and mentoring previously incarcerated individuals and recovering addicts to learn and gain a career in culinary & hospitality. The program has had immense success and critical acclaim in the rehabilitation and recovery community, and Brandon himself was recognized as one of CNN’s “Heroes” in 2016.
This spring marked one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year: Sérénité Restaurant. Working in conjunction with the Recovery Center of Medina County and open to anyone in the recovery community wishing to learn the techniques of classic French cuisine and service while earning a living, assistance with job placement, all within an environment of strength and support.
Students will be paid to attend, just like they would be a normal restaurant job, however, over the course of 8 months they will learn every position of the restaurant, complete a short apprenticeship at another fine restaurant, as well as help with job placement upon completion. Students will also have full access to all of our resources and support that is being built through the Recovery Center of Medina County, including peer support, life skills & coaching, recovery support & sponsorship, legal aid, team building exercises & events, and mentorship.
"We have many programs and events to support the recovery community and we are always looking for volunteers to help out at the center. iCause is the perfect fit for our organization because it allows us to manage events and volunteers in one place. iCause's concept of strengthening and building communities also ties in well with our mission to connect and empower those in recovery." Jessica Hazeltine, Administrative Manager
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Learn more about the Recovery Center of Medina County: medinarecoverycenter.org
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