Monthly Newsletter - May 2017

Has your family been helped by Save the Michaels?

Do you know someone who has?

Please make a donation

in honor, or in memory,

of a loved one. 

Save the Michaels currently operates only

through the donations of people like you.

Do you need a Peer Recovery Coach?

Do you have an addicted loved one?

Are you struggling with managing to keep your life afloat,

while also trying to help your family member?

Our coaches are specially trained to help you and your family
move forward in your lives.

This free, confidential, and goal-oriented approach
will help you get your life back on track.

Working with a coach also helps motivate your loved one to seek or stay in recovery.

To inquire about this free, confidential service, 
call Janet Gaskin at 984-8375,
or email her at:

 Coach's Corner
Every month, we will introduce one of our  Peer Recovery Coaches.
This month's coach is our Case Manager:
Janet Gaskin.

Janet's most recent position before joining us at Save the Michaels was as a family support partner with the  Mental Health Association of Erie County. Janet has a strong desire to be of service to the families that need her. As Case Manager, Janet will be responsible for coordinating the services of all the Peer Recovery Coaches at the House of Hope. Janet's impeccable organization, her compassionate heart, and her knowledge of social systems are just a few of the many positive qualities she brings to us at the House of Hope.

Janet is married, with four beautiful children.
Please join us in welcoming Janet to Save the Michaels.

Janet can be reached at:,

or by phoning (716) 984.8375.

Are you interested in becoming a 
Peer Recovery Coach
to work with family members
who have an addicted loved one? 

A Benefit Show
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dreamland Gallery
387 Franklin St., Buffalo 14202

Doors at 7pm -
Show begins promptly at 7:30pm
Donations greatly appreciated!

A special euphonic evening of
spiritual reflection,
and celebration,
in memory and honor of lives affected by the opioid epidemic.

We hope this event provides a space for community-building, healing, and comfort and spreads awareness of the resources and activism found in Buffalo. 

Performances by Chloe Higginbotham + RE Katz 
Music by Derick Evans + company
Spiritual direction, tarot readings provided by Inspiration Point
Baked treats provided by Anna Sharpe
Class Coming up :

 Monday, June 5 @ 7:00pm
Lori Drescher 
is conducting a Parent Workshop 
for parents called:
"Families Recover Together."

Please register for this class by emailing:

The class will be held at 1170 Main St.
in the conference room there.
Please park at 11 Summer St. and walk 2 doors down.
Class Coming up:

Monday June 12, 2017
Karen Knab
is conducting
a class for parents called:
  “Motivating for Change;
Learn about the Stages of Change,
and how we can assist our loved ones
in changing their behaviors."

Please register for this class by emailing:

The class will be held at 1170 Main St.
in the conference room there.
Please park at 11 Summer St. and walk 2 doors down.
Parents Grief Support Group
meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Our next meetings are:

June 8th and June 22

Please note: June 1 meeting is cancelled due to the benefit show at Dreamland Gallery
Grandparent Support Group
(3rd Thursday of every month)

Our next meeting is:
Thursday, June 15th