Create a community space that is drug- and alcohol-free, embracing, and healing
Nurture structures of loving accountability called Recovery Circles
Empower every Member to be a contributor
Raise up Member leaders
Ensure responsible stewardship
Work to end systemic racism and socioeconomic inequality so every person can thrive
○ Connect with Divine Love in ourselves and others ○ Show Respect ○ Cultivate Compassion ○ Practice Forgiveness ○ Encourage Growth ○ Give Back ○
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
WELL, I MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR THAT ONE!
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
Story taken from https://www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-tale
It is because of this story that our motto is, "The Ripple Effect of One." If one person brings light and hope into another person's life, the impact is unimaginable. This is what we are striving to do every day.