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The “Wab” (our Peer-Run Recovery Center) is an intentionally created space to conduct culturally congruent activities for Native Americans that promote health and wellness in the community. The name of the center is “The Wab”; which reflects the name referred to by its members. Membership is open to any tribal member with a history of mental illness; substance abuse; or some other life challenge.
The Wab is a recovery-oriented environment where we offer vocational, recovery, and social activities that promote health and wellness in a culturally appropriate way. The center and peers provide a safe and culturally congruent place for our community to go, offering Native American- teachings, spirituality, arts and crafts and more activities. We are integrated with the community support networks to create and strengthen relationships.
We offer education and awareness building on a variety of topics such as: Red Road to Wellbriety, 12 step groups, nutrition, ways of managing conditions, “life choices” (suicide prevention groups), sharing visions (Hearing Voices) coping groups and cultural groups. We also offer the Wab as a place for community members to access community and tribal resources via the computer, phone, books and pamphlets.