Thursday, June 19, 2014

Free summer meals available for kids

There are free summer meals available for kids all over Maryland.

Please tell anyone you know who could benefit from this. Sites can be found by calling 1-877-731-9300, texting "Food" to 877-877, or visiting

Not all sites are listed yet, but they are updated nightly!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Farmers Market Supports the community!

Saturday May 17th
The Hollywood Farmers Market is now entering its second year! New time: 9am - 1pm. We look to be "the" community gathering place for friends old and new! We will be having a ribbon cutting scheduled for 9:30am with Senator Jim Rosapepe, Delegates from the 21st District Ben Barnes, Barbara Frush and Joseline Pena-Melnyk, County Council members Mary Lehman (District 1) and Eric Olson (District 3). College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows will also be in attendance. 

We will also have our COPS officers available, a fire truck etc. 

We will have jugglers and balloons for the kids, a button machine to make your own personalized one of a kind button, lots of great food and some new vendors that are just wonderful! Sit under the tree's at one of the tables and enjoy some of the food and dessert offerings. 

We look forward to seeing you and bring a friend!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wellness Recovery Action Planning

Mary Ellen Copeland's Wellness Recovery Action Plan ~ WRAP® ~ is an evidence-based practice tool that a person develops for themselves, with the help of a trained facilitator, to stay well, to feel better when not well, to increase personal responsibility and control over one's life, and help create the life one wants. The benefits of using this tool to improve and maintain wellness have been well documented by its many users around the world. People who have completed and use their WRAP® report a sense of hope a sense of hope, empowerment, satisfaction in taking control and making a difference in their recovery, a sense of safety in having a crisis plan, a belief in and a better understanding of themselves, and improved confidence.

Join us as we develop our own Wellness Toolbox, discuss Triggers and identify our Early Warning Signs. We will create an Action Plan to help us cope with symptoms that can cause discomfort. WRAP is life changing! Have you ever wondered if it is possible to get through a crisis? We will help guide you through filling out your own Mental Health Advance Care Directive. WRAP is a tool that has helped many people maintain wellness. Witness the change in yourself as we open the door to Peer Recovery.

Sign up now! Space in limited. The hours are 12:30−3:30pm

Wednesday February 6th, Thursday February 7th, Friday February 8th

Wednesday February 13th, Thursday February 14th, Friday February 15th


We will have Food, Prizes, and everything you need to create your own individual recovery plan that works for you! Money for transportation can be provided with pre-approval.

On Our Own of Prince George's County

10007 Rhode Island Ave
College Park MD 20740
Phone: 301-699-8939

Fax: 301-699-5378 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tips for personalizing your Wellness Toolbox

The most captivating tool of all is the Wellness Toolbox. I'm not sure if anyone else shares my views, but sometimes I don't feel centered. It's usually from lack of awareness. I've decided to reach out to everyone who is using WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) and share some tips and ideas!

Once I have my wonderful list of Wellness Tools, I find a container. The container doesn't have to be anything fancy. If you have any ideas to add to the list, I welcome them!

Some of the ideas I have heard have been...


~Tupperware container,

~egg carton (depending on how much you want to put into it... you can blow out the yolk and make little Wellness People. Just as an example, you can make a gardener egg, an egg with a phone, one with a stamp on it, one with arms stretched out for a hug, etc. 

~box of chocolates (the paper on the Hershey Kisses can be Wellness Tools!),

~an old coffee creamer container,

~a Ziploc bag (even though it's not a box),

~a balloon (include pieces of paper with your Wellness Tools on them, fold them up very tiny, and when you're ready... fill the balloon up with air, and when it deflates... (hopefully) one of the pieces of paper would of come out),

~take pieces of paper and, using a hole puncher, make a necklace with a jewlery box (great idea when you are planning to attend a party).

New friends, family members, and supporters can share your Wellness Tools with you!

To learn about the Five Key Concepts of WRAP, please watch this clip from our friend from Hawaii!

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