We are Annie’s Outreach Center No Limit’s Outreach Center
Annie’s Outreach Center is located in Delaware, Ohio. Nearby are a drugstore, fast food, a food pantry and a small strip mall. There is a core group of peers who are at Annie’s consistently and additional persons who dip in and out around their work schedules. Lunch is served daily. CLICK HERE for Annie’s calendar. Melissa Bartlett serves as the Recovery Center Coordinator for Annie’s, give her a call if you are new and want to start coming to Annie’s Outreach. If you live local to the center, we can pick you up in our van and get you back home at the end of the day.
Annie’s Outreach Center
241 Paddock Court, #3
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Monday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
No Limits Outreach Center is located in Edison, Ohio, a small village immediately west of Mount Gilead. It occupies a former Consolidated Cooperative service building which is now owned by the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. No Limits location is more isolated than Annie’s and there are no nearby conveniences. As a result, peers who come to No Limits tend to stay for the entire day. The peers at No Limits are like a big family whose members watch out for each other. CLICK HERE for the No Limits calendar. Loretta Martin serves as the Recovery Center Coordinator for No Limits, give her a call if you are new and want to start coming to No Limits. If you live reasonably close to Edison, we can pick you up in our van and get you back home at the end of the day.
No Limits Outreach Center
4046 Twp. Rd.246 (also called Vine Street if you live in Edison)
Edison, Ohio 43320
Both recovery centers offer a variety of programs that we hope will appeal to those we serve. While peer support is our core technology, we have activities that are educational and activities that are recreational and provide opportunities for socialization. We are open to ideas about new programs that are suggested by our peers. Here is a sample of some of the activities occurring at the centers:
- Cooking and nutrition classes
- Consumer Meetings to discuss activities
- Budgeting classes
- Speakers Corner
- Art therapy
- Current events
- Walking groups
- Wellness recovery planning
- Evidence based practices
From time to time we take fun trips within the central Ohio region. We also take local trips for movies and shopping. Peer Fundraising: The consumers who come to Annie’s Outreach and No Limits Outreach demonstrate both initiative and engagement relative to the success of the centers. They raise funds which are used in turn to provide them with supplies such as toiletries and with prizes for games such as Bingo. The funds are also used to pay in part for the fun trips noted earlier. Here are some of the major fundraising activities led by peers: Soap making: Peers at Annie’s Outreach make colorful, scented soap which is then sold at craft fairs and holiday bazaars. The soap making is not only fun, it is foolproof in that if one makes a mistake, that bar can simply be melted and the process started again. Peers also make and bottle liquid hand soap. The soap sales themselves give customers an opportunity to learn a little bit about our recovery centers. Bowl-a-thon: Both centers participate in this annual event. In order to bowl, a peer must raise $20. In preparation for the event, peers solicited donations of items that were included in a raffle held. in conjunction with the bowling. Bake sales: No Limits Outreach conducts a bake sale each spring and fall. Peers make all the goodies and then have the sale at a drug store in the local shopping center. They also include a small raffle with the bake sale.
The peers at No Limits Outreach run a food pantry at their center. They secure the food from places like Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Kroger’s as well as accept donations of food from individuals and service organizations. The pantry is open each Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The peers keep track of usage with Pantry Trak software, so the food is distributed fairly and families of different sizes can be accommodated with the correct amount of food.
The food pantry is a remarkable accomplishment. Last year, 7,213 individuals and 2,192 households were served by the Food Pantry. When one of the peer volunteers working in the food pantry was paid a compliment on his work, he said, “Isn’t this what we were put on this earth for…to help other people?” So, the pantry not only helps to combat food scarcity for those at or below poverty level, it gives our peers a source of pride, accomplishment and joy in helping others.