The Kelowna Secular Sobriety Group is the the only non-religious alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous in Kelowna.
Indeed, there are very few non-religious alternatives to AA anywhere in Canada. This peer support group for those struggling to recover from addictions was founded by Van Hill, a volunteer with the Okanagan branch of the national educational charity, the Centre for Inquiry. http://cfiokanagan.ca
The KSSG uses the SMART Recovery program, which is based on cognitive behavioural therapy. Instead of reliance on a "higher power", as in the AA's 12 step program, the SMART Recovery program emphasizes personal responsibility and the power of each individual to overcome their addiction. http://www.smartrecovery.org
The group needs a permanent place to meet, so that it can continue its important work, while providing stability and predictability for those working through addiction recovery.
Your donation will contribute to one year of rent for the Kelowna Secular Sobriety Group's meeting space.
The Unitarian Fellowship has kindly offered the Kelowna Secular Sobriety Group the use of their space at the discounted rate of $20 an evening. The KSSG meets once a week, which means that one year of rent is $1040.
Anything we raise up to this amount will be put towards the rent for the KSSG.
Anything we raise above this amount will contribute more broadly to CFI Okanagan's educational and community programming.
Your contribution will help people who otherwise have no alternative to the highly religious AA.
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