Peaceful Spirit opens it’s doors

Councilwoman Barry spoke about the center being reactive and not proactive, but allowing programs and the people to help the community. Access to sober activities, continuing monthly memorial walks, and the long-term goal of a new facility were also discussed.
Families enjoyed the chili beans and the Mexican cornbread. San Jean Burch and her grand daughter Odyssey Baker-Silva share a laugh with Margaret Hummingbird and Elisia Cruz during the Peaceful Spirit open house.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

Peaceful Spirit’s Intake/Aftercare Coordinator, Esther Belin speaks with Tribal Councilwoman Amy J. Barry during the Peaceful Spirit’s open house, Wednesday, July 27. Topics of discussion were, keeping traditional practices such as sweat lodge use; aftercare for patients who have completed treatment; and revamping and reorganizing a therapeutic community making each aspect of treatment beneficial to the clients. The Daughters of the Red Road and members of Healthy Spirits were also in attendance.

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