Our Family Program

Stronger Together

70x7 Life Recovery has launched a new family program called “Stronger Together.”

Families of those incarcerated are greatly affected by the many changes that stem from the absence of a loved one.  Families are often overlooked as they try to support their incarcerated loved one, navigate legal systems, bear huge financial burdens, deal with their own anger and disappointment, and protect children.  The Family Support Group provides an opportunity for sharing information, suupport, encouragement and healing to help get through this difficult time and move forward in a positive manner

This program partners with the families of the incarcerated and helps families tackle issues such as: 

  • Financial stress with the loss of the offender’s income
  • Confusion, lack of knowledge about how the corrections and parole system works.
  • Emotional issues that can include anger, shame, and resentment. Left unchecked, these issues can grow even larger.
  • A sense of isolation … the family feels all alone while up against these myriad challenges

It is our goal to help families with all of these problems as well as prepare the family for the return of the incarcerated member and improve the likelihood of forgiveness and reconciliation.

When:  1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time:  6:30-8:00 pm

Where:  70x7 Life Recovery-Grand Rapids

Located in:  Kentwood Community Church-Wyoming Campus

2950 Clyde Park Ave SW

Wyoming, MI  49509

strongertogether@70x7liferecovery.org

 

 

What our program is all about

70x7 Life Recovery “Stronger Together” ensures that families have a chance at finding stability.

How we help by providing the following components:

  • A loving, caring community of people going through the same struggles together with experts in the field
  • Knowledge in how to navigate the corrections system: visitation, parole, etc.
  • Knowledge about resources that are available
  • The opportunity to share their challenges and successes and to learn from one another as well as encourage one another

By providing more tools and resources to deal with daily living challenges (i.e. financial, time management, single parenting requirements, etc.), we hope that families are better equipped to deal with corrections and parole systems. It is our goal to keep families of the incarcerated together because we believe that we are all “Stronger Together.”

 

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