June FAC Community Discussion + Learning

We have a couple of special guests coming to talk to us about SMART Recovery and more specifically, the Family and Friends aspect of SMART!

Tom Cotter is one of our fellow Mobilizers and a SMART facilitator and Jasmine Hilbert is the Director of National Outreach for SMART Recovery. There will be a short overview of the program, with plenty of time for Q&A afterwards!

If you have been curious about SMART Recovery, I would highly recommend you join us for this!

Once you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting!
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Here is more about Tom and Jasmine:

Tom Cotter was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He still bleeds Black and Gold despite relocating to Bethlehem PA over 30 years ago. Tom retired after a 40 year career in the food industry (hint….your favorite cookie).

Tom’s recovery journey began in earnest almost 9 years ago after making a complete fool of himself in front of his friends, co-workers, and family. He quit drinking that next day….BUT that wasn’t the answer; something was still not right. It wasn’t until Tom let loose of the shame that was eating at him that things got better. A late life diagnosis of Adult ADHD started to connect the dots. Two plus years of intensive therapy and finding SMART recovery have helped Tom accept his true self and others AND let him to realize that being that authentic true self is GOOD ENOUGH

Tom has found his purpose in Recovery Advocacy and is especially passionate about SMART Recovery. He is a Facilitator for Individual and Friends and Family meetings. In addition Tom is a member of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Network (PAHRN), a board member of the Oasis Community Center and an active participant in Mobilize Recovery. Simply put…he shows up!

Tom is happily married for 45+ years to his beloved wife Candy who has stood by him as they walked though the fire. He has a wonderful family that includes 3 crazy awesome grandkids who are the light of his life. He has embraced the Recovery community and found his place among the peers he considers brothers and sisters in arms.

He continues to look for ways to help “just one person”

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Jasmine Hilbert joined SMART in 2020 and now leads national outreach efforts. Grassroots outreach is something she enjoys, and building connections with local communities is her passion. Co-facilitating SMART’s first national BIPOC meeting was a huge accomplishment for her. She believes creating intentional spaces where people can feel safe to be their authentic selves is a huge component of self-empowerment and recovery. When Jasmine is not doing DEI work or Outreach, she enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and playing soccer.

Event Details

June 18, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Zoom
Jaclyn Brown ·
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event_description: We have a couple of special guests coming to talk to us about SMART Recovery and more specifically, the Family and Friends aspect of SMART!Tom Cotter is one of our fellow Mobilizers and a SMART facilitator and Jasmine Hilbert is the Director of National Outreach for SMART Recovery. There will be a short overview of the program, with plenty of time for Q&A afterwards!If you have been curious about SMART Recovery, I would highly recommend you join us for this!Once you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting!(click Add to Calendar under Event Details to save to your calendar)Here is more about Tom and Jasmine:Tom Cotter was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He still bleeds Black and Gold despite relocating to Bethlehem PA over 30 years ago. Tom retired after a 40 year career in the food industry (hint….your favorite cookie).Tom’s recovery journey began in earnest almost 9 years ago after making a complete fool of himself in front of his friends, co-workers, and family. He quit drinking that next day….BUT that wasn’t the answer; something was still not right. It wasn’t until Tom let loose of the shame that was eating at him that things got better. A late life diagnosis of Adult ADHD started to connect the dots. Two plus years of intensive therapy and finding SMART recovery have helped Tom accept his true self and others AND let him to realize that being that authentic true self is GOOD ENOUGHTom has found his purpose in Recovery Advocacy and is especially passionate about SMART Recovery. He is a Facilitator for Individual and Friends and Family meetings. In addition Tom is a member of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Network (PAHRN), a board member of the Oasis Community Center and an active participant in Mobilize Recovery. Simply put…he shows up!Tom is happily married for 45+ years to his beloved wife Candy who has stood by him as they walked though the fire. He has a wonderful family that includes 3 crazy awesome grandkids who are the light of his life. He has embraced the Recovery community and found his place among the peers he considers brothers and sisters in arms.He continues to look for ways to help “just one person”***Jasmine Hilbert joined SMART in 2020 and now leads national outreach efforts. Grassroots outreach is something she enjoys, and building connections with local communities is her passion. Co-facilitating SMART’s first national BIPOC meeting was a huge accomplishment for her. She believes creating intentional spaces where people can feel safe to be their authentic selves is a huge component of self-empowerment and recovery. When Jasmine is not doing DEI work or Outreach, she enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and playing soccer.

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