‘Recovery is for Everyone’


57 organizations participate in recovery event

By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



Lindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information on becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell helps those interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program get pointed in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.

Lindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information on becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell helps those interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program get pointed in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Beth Winegardner, left, the early childhood services coordinator from Lima, and Lisa Thomas, a family advocate from Fort Loramie, manage the table for CORS Head Start. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lisa Seeger, left, of Sidney, and Elle Huggins, of Sidney, run the Job and Family Services table. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Melanie Francis, left to right, Dawn Griffith and Mary Jean Carpenter, all of Sidney, run the Journey 4 Self Mental Health Services table and talk to Ashley Holthaus, of Anna, the community relations officer at the Women’s Center of Ohio. Each of these organizations is located in Sidney. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Hailey Crank, left to right, Kate Myers and Cheyanna Berlesman, all from Greenville, run the table for Path, a behavioral healthcare service based in Greenville. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Event Organizer and New Vision Administrator Megan Campbell takes care of the table for New Vision, a service specializing in medical stabilization during withdrawal. They are based in Sidney at Wilson Health. The event was called Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration and was held on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY – The first “Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration” organized by New Vision kicked off at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square in downtown Sidney with 56 other organizations from different counties nearby joining them to show their solidarity and provide resources to the community.

New Vision Administrator Megan Campbell organized this event so anyone in need of recovery resources could find them all in one place and so leaders of the organizations present could network with each other. New Vision’s role in recovery is medical stabilization during withdrawal and getting patients to treatment. The program has been in Wilson Health in Sidney for over three years and has helped over 400 people get to treatment so far.

“I’m just so happy about the turnout; it makes me emotional,” Campbell said. “Just to see everybody working together in one place for recovery, that’s like what the whole point of the recovery community is is working together so that you can have stuff like this happen. That’s when the magic happens, when you coordinate and when you work together to get people treatment, so that’s what we’re here to do.”

One of the organizations involved was the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, and their purpose for attending was to provide information on health support classes and other programs they offer for children and families.

“It’s a great turnout. There’s so many vendors. This is the most vendors we’ve seen in Shelby County healthcare before,” YMCA Wellness Director Suann Kleinhans said about the event.

“I think it talks a lot to the fact that everybody is focused on mental health and on recovery and that this is a big buzz word around our community that we all recognize needs some help,” YMCA Operations Director Jamie Crippin said about the organization turnout.

Morgan Mitchell of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County also mentioned the impressive organization turnout and why her organization decided to participate. The purpose of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is to match volunteers with children to form a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

“I think a big part is just getting our name out there. Big Brothers Big Sisters is trying to expand, we’re trying to recruit. Recruitment is a big thing right now. So just getting out in the community and letting them know that we’re here for them,” Mitchell said.

Lindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information on becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell helps those interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program get pointed in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_2012.jpgLindsey Skeens, left, of Sidney, gathers information on becoming a Big Sister from Morgan Mitchell of Greenville. Mitchell helps those interested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program get pointed in the right direction. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Beth Winegardner, left, the early childhood services coordinator from Lima, and Lisa Thomas, a family advocate from Fort Loramie, manage the table for CORS Head Start. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_1983.jpgBeth Winegardner, left, the early childhood services coordinator from Lima, and Lisa Thomas, a family advocate from Fort Loramie, manage the table for CORS Head Start. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lisa Seeger, left, of Sidney, and Elle Huggins, of Sidney, run the Job and Family Services table. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_1994.jpgLisa Seeger, left, of Sidney, and Elle Huggins, of Sidney, run the Job and Family Services table. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Melanie Francis, left to right, Dawn Griffith and Mary Jean Carpenter, all of Sidney, run the Journey 4 Self Mental Health Services table and talk to Ashley Holthaus, of Anna, the community relations officer at the Women’s Center of Ohio. Each of these organizations is located in Sidney. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_1960.jpgMelanie Francis, left to right, Dawn Griffith and Mary Jean Carpenter, all of Sidney, run the Journey 4 Self Mental Health Services table and talk to Ashley Holthaus, of Anna, the community relations officer at the Women’s Center of Ohio. Each of these organizations is located in Sidney. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Hailey Crank, left to right, Kate Myers and Cheyanna Berlesman, all from Greenville, run the table for Path, a behavioral healthcare service based in Greenville. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_1970.jpgHailey Crank, left to right, Kate Myers and Cheyanna Berlesman, all from Greenville, run the table for Path, a behavioral healthcare service based in Greenville. They participated in the Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration event hosted by New Vision on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Event Organizer and New Vision Administrator Megan Campbell takes care of the table for New Vision, a service specializing in medical stabilization during withdrawal. They are based in Sidney at Wilson Health. The event was called Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration and was held on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_1981.jpgEvent Organizer and New Vision Administrator Megan Campbell takes care of the table for New Vision, a service specializing in medical stabilization during withdrawal. They are based in Sidney at Wilson Health. The event was called Recovery is for Everyone: Community Celebration and was held on Sept. 29 on the courthouse square. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News
57 organizations participate in recovery event

By Charlotte Caldwell

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.