Recovery Centers of America's South Elgin outpatient center joins in Random Acts of Kindness Day Feb. 17

  • Pick up a "Practice Random Acts of Kindess" pin at five locations around South Elgin.

    Pick up a "Practice Random Acts of Kindess" pin at five locations around South Elgin. Courtesy of Recovery Centers of America

 
 
Updated 2/11/2022 2:03 PM

Recovery Centers of America outpatient treatment center at RCA Outpatient Center at South Elgin recognizes "Random Acts of Kindness Day" on Thursday, Feb. 17, a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness, distributing "Practice Random Acts of Kindness" pins to the community.

"Kindness makes all of the difference, benefiting both one's physical and mental health," says Karen Wolownik Albert, CEO of RCA at St. Charles & South Elgin. "Acts of kindness offer positive power to support ongoing sobriety and the will to rebuild life in recovery.

 
Karen Wolownik Albert, CEO of Recovery Centers of America at St. Charles and South Elgin
Karen Wolownik Albert, CEO of Recovery Centers of America at St. Charles and South Elgin - Courtesy of Recovery Centers of America

"Supporting our community members is everything and the smallest act of kindness can last a lifetime. A simple thank you to a policeman and firefighter, holding the door for a stranger or even giving an unexpected compliment can make a difference. Help spread some kindness in our community," says Tim Kolb, chairman of the board, South Elgin Economic Development Council.

Pick up complimentary pins in South Elgin at Cross Kicks Fitness, 317 Randall Road; Village Squire, 480 Randall Road; Dogtopia, 580 Randall Road; Riverside Pizza & Pub, 456 Redington Drive; and Village Tavern & Grill, 464 Redington Drive.

RCA at St. Charles opened in September 2020. Covering 125 acres, patients are able to receive convenient treatment close to home where family members can be involved in the treatment process, increasing the likelihood of maintaining recovery.

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Recovery Centers of America Outpatient Center in South Elgin
Recovery Centers of America Outpatient Center in South Elgin - Courtesy of Recovery Centers of America

The RCA Outpatient Center at South Elgin, inpatient treatment center, is accessible to substance use disorder patients seeking general outpatient treatment as well as intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization care. Programs include group and individual counseling, family therapy, recovery seminars, and RCA Alumni Association support and wellness activities. A digital connection program for outpatient as well as inpatient alumni and others in recovery is incorporated into the treatment program using a new software app called Shoutout to further support the treatment experience and the recovery journey afterward. Family Services are available through the digital health platform focusing on siblings and children impacted by addiction.

Patients can obtain immediate substance use disorder care by calling 1-800-Recovery with complimentary transportation provided in most cases.

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