Through our Quest Mentor Program, we connect young adults to our mentors and recovery allies in a peer-supported community to strengthen their mental well-being and stress resiliency in fun, recreational ways. Our program is designed to give others the gift of recovery through weekly recreational activities, monthly educational workshops and service opportunities with other nonprofits. By involving the greater community, we hope to lower barriers of cost and access to these essential resources, because we believe that one person truly can change the world of one person who feels they are alone. We strive to change that: from stigma to awareness, loneliness to community, shame to compassion one day, one why at a time.
Find what stirs up curiosity and wonder in your heart, and ask about it. Live in the questions, live everything, and don’t be discouraged by what you may find that remains unsolved–it's there for a reason. Start by asking.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
A.S.K Luke 11:9
From a place of curiosity we get to understanding, and one that comes with a sense of peace is its purest form. For without peace, understanding will only make up half the battle. You have to seek the beauty from within the chaos, tease out the messages in your misfortunes, and hope for the chaos to come knowing the calm that awaits you.
“We should sprint towards compassion, crawl towards judgment.” - Jason Reynolds
With peace and understanding, we still need to be challenged daily, because life is not a getting and having, but a being and becoming, and all meaningful and worthwhile endeavors in life come from hard-fought battles.
“Every moment, every obstacle, every win, every loss, every day something is at work transforming the person you were into the person you are.” - David Lane
To live sober does not mean to live without, but rather to live a life more fully connected, ceaselessly striving for betterment in all aspects of life. Rather than a lack of some thing or substance, recovery gives us a deeper connection to our community, our work, ourselves and ultimately something far greater than ourselves–hence humility.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."
“To thine own self be true.” As with any quest, meanings will manifest, hardships bear fruit, mysteries abound, but what makes you truly you we find has been there all along. Sharing our stories with one another is part and parcel of this work. It is our Quest.
“A genius is one most like himself.” - Thelonious Monk