To restore the voice of women who’s voice has been silenced
To equip and encourage all women in their journey to become single , whole , complete, healed and healthy through evidence base program’s. We achieved this with each woman through four core areas: identification , education, healing and advocacy .
To be a light in the darkest season of a woman’s life .
Recovery Girls Rock (RGR) is a network of women from various walks of life who are recovering from abuse, loss, addiction, sex trafficking etc. We believe in a four-fold process of Identification, advocacy, education, and healing !! Our mission is to end and treat the negative lifestyle patterns, which have sought to destroy us mentally, spiritually and physically. We recover out loud – so our sisters don't die in silence.
If you've suffered abuse, battled mental health issues, have low self-esteem or have lost loved ones, we are here to help. RGR is an open and positive platform designed to remove the negative stigma associated with such challenges. Those of us who have been battered, experienced divorced or have carried the weight of depression on various levels understand that coming out of the shadows is no walk in the park. It requires not only willingness but a strength and determination to heal and to keep going even when life hurts.
Society has a tendency to set unrealistic expectations of how a woman is supposed to act and behave. There is no shame in being who you are, wherever you are, in this moment. We can recover from any and everything for ourselves, but we don't have to do it by ourselves.
The sun is shining, and it's okay to have hope again. You are loved. You matter. And most of all, you are needed.
“ Surrender to win!”
Surrender to feeling lost. Surrender to not knowing what to do. Surrender to not being able to change things by yourself.
Surrender, surrender, surrender –
“We got you girl!”
RGR Rock to Work Program
Emergency transition & permanent housing for women with children.
Wrap Around Services:
counseling/therapy, community resources: ID, medical, referrals legal aid services.
Reunification program : Process to reunite children with the mother.
Lifeline Housing Program:
16 week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Materials : RGR Manual, workbook, journal.
Certificate of completion.
Assist women being released from prison.
Steps to financial stability
GED /College prep
Interview/ Resume prep
RGR Rock To Work Program
Pathway To Become Single, Whole & Complete
Addiction /12 step meetings
Bonding Activities (women/children)
Wardrobe Ready Closet
MEET THE BOARD
Helen Hassel, Founder
I am a woman in long term recovery , a survivor of domestic violence, multiple addictions and homelessness. Through my story along with over thirty years of living experience, doing the necessary inner work to heal along with the courage to recover out loud allows me to reach those who are dying in silence. If we are honest ALL women are recovering from ..... fill in your blank !!
De-Andrea Robinson, Executive Secretary
MBA resident of Las Vegas since 1993 from Southern CA. Currently working in the Healthcare Industry as Human Resources Professional. She also holds Secretary position for Recovery Girls Rock since January 2021. In addition to Board positions for Keep’in It Real Ministries as Administrator and Keep’in It Real Community Development Corporation as Secretary. Being a woman in long-term recovery she too ‘Recovers out Loud So our Sisters don’t have to die in Silence”.
Donna Lee, RGR Board Member/Women Veteran's Liason
Moved from San Diego to Las Vegas in 1998, to work at Veterans Affairs, as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, until 2006. Current President of Nevada Veterans Association; Vice President of Viet Nam Veteran Association; CEO of mentors for veterans; American War Mothers; Active member of 22 Warriors; Active member of Race 2 Erase 22; just to name a few.
I bring to the board: Life experience and Community Resources.
Mrs. Myra Suber Ntl. RGR Coordinator & Professional Development Trainer
RGR's Life Line Program for West/East Coast Coordinators
Growing up in Compton California, I experienced a lot of adversities which ultimately lead me to substance abuse ,cycling in and out of the California judicial system , and severe mental illness. Today I am a survivor of childhood molestation, rape, domestic violence , mental health challenges ,and homelessness. I have had the privilege to volunteer at several women and children shelters , sober living homes , and group homes for at risk youth where I facilitated trauma focus groups, relapse prevention , and suicide precaution groups.
In 2005 , the City of Long Beach presented me with an award of accomplishment for being a " Productive Member of the Community and The Willingness to go Above and Beyond to Give Back ."
My professional accomplishments includes being a Licensed Addiction Counselor , a Trained HIPAA Specialist, and a Certified Documentation Expert .As a result of being an over-comer , I have had the honor of traveling both nationally and internationally to assist other women who struggle with some of the same core issues .
TODAY I RECOVER OUT LOUD SO MY SISTERS DON'T DIE IN SILENCE !!!
Catrina-Grigsby Thedford RGR Program Director Lifeline and
RGR's Housing Learning Program
She is responsible for creating, implementing and training policies and procedures content as well as a continuation of assessing RGR program needs to ensure objectives are met. As Program Manager, Catrina assists with funding objectives such as grant writing and soliciting funds through fostering community relationships.
God has made a miraculous change in her life through her journey by delivering her from addiction and homelessness through a psychic change in thought and attitude. Catrina has 10 years in active recovery through the grace and love of Father God through his son Jesus Christ and has accepted the fact that God has her life in His hands, if she allows him to. Through her search for a better life, Catrina found that serving God was the foundation of all things. now a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Nevada who is dedicated to helping those who are still suffering. Additionally, Catrina is currently attending the University of Nevada at Las Vegas to obtain her Doctorate in Public Policy. Catrina knows that her life is a living testimony that was crafted directly by God to share with his children and to give others hope in Him.
Life Verse: Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
John Goodnow RGR Treasurer
Currently serving as a Contracts Specialist with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada for the last 2.5 years. Former Operations Manager for Cask Inc., a successful Female Owned Small Business serving Federal, State, DoD, International and commercial markets. One of Inc. 100 fastest growing companies.
Currently serving as Treasurer for Recovery Girls Rock for 2020.
Personal goals include:
-contributing to a non-profit that creates opportunities in the Las Vegas area.
-Learning and becoming familiar with non-profit operational compliance, workflows, and successful strategies.
-Continuing to study the Spanish language and improve proficiency.
Professional goals include:
- obtain CPCM certification from NCMA
- become proficient at managing a wide range of healthcare related contract processes.
- Create my personal business in the real estate space.
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RGR's 4th Annual Women's Spiritual Retreat will be held at the amazing Kempinski Hotel in Accra Ghana! Register now to join the trip!