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We are writing to get the word out about a wonderful organization located in Prince Frederick called On Our Own of Calvert Inc. On Our Own is a private nonprofit organization, supported in part by the Calvert County Health Department, offering peer support and advocacy for individuals in recovery.

On Our Own is a free wellness and recovery center with much to offer. Individuals can drop by anytime during business hours and stay for as long or as little as they’d like. On Our Own offers a friendly and relaxed environment with amenities, such as a television, a pool table, multiple computers with Internet access, a kitchen area, a resource library and plenty of comfortable couches for all to enjoy. The center offers individuals the opportunity to socialize with others who have had similar life experiences in a welcoming environment. Aside from being a place to just relax and hang out, the center also has a calendar of events, free to participants, that is updated monthly. Events include guest speakers sharing their stories of recovery, outside support groups, educational sessions on various topics, computer classes, family style dinners, holiday parties, pool tournaments, bingo and much more.

The center can provide transportation to and from the center if a participant does not live near the bus line. The center also provides transportation to offsite events, activities and weekly trips to local food pantries. On average, 85 individuals visit On Our Own on a monthly basis, making it a wonderful social environment for all to enjoy. If you are in recovery and would like to become a part of the On Our Own community, drop by the center and ask for JoAnn, or give the center a call at 410-535-7576. If you are a member of a community organization or agency and would like to add information about your organization to our resource library, please feel free to stop by the center, or call anytime. On Our Own of Calvert Inc. is conveniently located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 231 and Route 4.

JoAnn Adams, Prince Frederick

The writer is the director of the On Our Own of Calvert Inc. wellness and recovery center.