Jim Gillen Teen Center

1280 North Main Street, Providence

(401) 632-4077

March 14, 2019

Failure. The word that is to have us believe it is the end all. We seem to want to avoid failure at every turn. It is ingrained in us. Run from failure at all costs. Failure is not an option. The fear of failure can get ingrained in our heads that it can keep us from f...

March 1, 2019

When I first entered recovery, I faced a question so many of us face, now what do I do? I gave myself a choice. I could sit on my hands and hope that time sped up and my boredom would somehow just magically disappear on its own. I chose a different path. I joined a sof...

February 28, 2019

On May 3rd, 2012, I awakened to find myself staring into the eyes of a paramedic. I had experienced a near fatal overdose as the result of wanting to get high just “one last time”. Addiction had completely destroyed my life. I was homeless, unemployable, and had no hop...

February 21, 2019

"Would you tell me, please, which way I should go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.

"I don't much care where," said Alice.

"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.

"-so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as...

February 21, 2019

Here at the Jim Gillen Teen Center we strive to provide new and exciting experiences and opportunities for our youth. In order to achieve the diverse program that will appeal to a myriad of young people, we have taken a holistic approach to recovery. 

Yoga for 12 step r...

June 30, 2018

“I did not get sober to just sit around and let life live me, I got sober to live my life the way I want to.”

In my ten years of recovery

, a huge part of my life has been personal fitness. It has remained a constant and instrumental part of my day to day recovery. It ha...

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