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Bob's Friends

Bob’s Friends at Triune Mercy Center


Bob’s Friends is a community of people walking through life together in support of their addiction and/or mental health recovery journey. So often, people complete an addiction or mental health rehabilitation program, only to find themselves without a strong support network to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. The isolation they might face increases the chance of relapse, homelessness, and suicide.

The goal of Bob’s Friends is to serve as a community of individuals committed to ongoing recovery and celebrating life together, led by Rachael Mason, Social Worker, and Kreg Kimmons, Recovery Advocate, at Triune Mercy Center.

Because everyone’s recovery journey is unique, Bob’s Friends is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, it’s designed to meet each person where they are, and provide ongoing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual support. This one-on-one relationship-based guidance program is one where people can discover who their Creator, God, has made them to be and the purpose He has called them to.

The ideal candidate for Bob’s Friends is:
- Committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the ongoing work necessary to stay in recovery
- In need of a strong support network ddeicated to celebrating life and recovery together
- Ready to be held accountable for addiction and mental health recovery work
- Graduate of, or nearing graduation of, an addiction or mental health recovery program
- Have a desire and motivation for a life rooted in love that flourishes with joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control.

Our commitment to you:
- One-on-one relationship with a BF mentor
- Honest, thoughtful, compassionate, and prayerful feedback
- Advocacy, encouragement, and support in realizing your goals and dreams
- Opportunity for community, connection, and fun
- Connections and referrals to resources
- Holistic wellness approach
- Opportunities for leadership and involvement in BF programming
- Accountability in your recovery

Your commitment to us:
- Consistent meetings and communication with your mentor
- Honesty and transparency with your mentor and yourself in your recovery and overall wellness
- Acknowledge and take steps towards your dreams through the work of short and long term goals
- Participation in BF’s community events and offerings
- Utilize resources offered
- Creating healthy and sustainable rhythms and habits in each part of your life
- Utilize your gifts and talents to give back to the BF community
- Regularly attend addiction and/or mental health recovery meetings, groups, therapy, etc.

Addiction and mental health disorders do not discriminate; it affects people from all walks of life, and from all socio-economic backgrounds. Bob’s Friends is a vibrant community of people committed to sharing the recovery journey together. Once you are a part of Bob’s Friends, you are always a part of Bob’s Friends.

FAQs:

What is Bob’s Friends?

Bob’s Friends is a mentorship-based community of people walking through their addiction and/or mental health recovery journey together.
Our purpose is to build long term relationships and a vibrant community to prevent relapse, recidivism, homelessness, and suicide, and to cultivate restoration, transformation, healing, wholeness, and wellness.

How did Bob’s Friends start?

A generous supporter donated the funds to make Bob’s Friends possible at Triune Mercy Center, after a family member took his life following his battles with mental health issues and addiction. She recognized the gap in resources available to those who have completed a rehabilitation program once they transition back into their everyday lives. Bob’s Friends is a place where people in recovery can meet regularly to receive guidance and support, build positive relationships, and work to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How do I participate in Bob’s Friends?

All participants must be referred by a partner community agency. To refer a potential candidate for the Bob’s Friends program, please fill out this intake form by clicking this link.

Who would benefit from Bob’s Friends?

Anyone who has completed an addiction and/or mental health recovery program, and is committed to doing the work to maintain a healthy lifestyle is welcome at Bob’s Friends. After receiving a referral from a partner community agency, someone from Bob’s Friends will contact you to set up a time to complete a Wellness Assessment and talk about next steps.

Have questions? Reach out to Rachael Mason at rachael@triunemercy.org or Kreg Kimmons at kreg@triunemercy.org.