WHO WE ARE
Crescent Moon Center is a place for healing through horses and creative arts. The purpose of the Center is to operate a multi-cultural and educational program for persons who are recovering from substance use disorders. It is intended to benefit persons who have demonstrated a commitment to recovery.
WHY THE CENTER IS NEEDED
Treatment centers start the process of recovery and provide the education and tools necessary to move forward in life. However, the struggle to meet the challenges of living sober and independently can be daunting. In addition, socio-economic factors make it difficult for people to have access to programs which assist and support long-term recovery. Isolation from family, friends and employment, lack of structure and involvement in activities, boredom and repetition in day-to-day life, can all be triggers for relapse. Unlike other serious diseases where long-term aftercare support is commonplace, individuals in recovery from substance use disorders have few resources available. This is why Crescent Moon Center is needed.
OUR VISION FOR A SOLUTION
Crescent Moon Center's vision is to provide an environment where participants can engage with others in creative activities known to benefit and lead to sustained recovery. The Center will offer equine and creative arts programs and provide transportation, where necessary, for participants to attend. Each program is designed to address the particular needs of the participant for the specific purpose of developing self-awareness, insight and confidence. The programs will benefit those participants who need support in order to reintegrate into meaningful personal and professional relationships.
WHY OUR PROGRAMS ARE UNIQUE
Crescent Moon offers an environment where each of its core programs enables
participants to view themselves, and the world around them, through many different lenses. This experience is achieved by the unique design of the programs, which integrate with one another, using different modalities and enabling participants to discover their own unique authenticity.
Crescent Moon Center was formed in 2017, and development of the Center’s program workshops has been underway since then.
In the next several months, we will hold pilot programs to evaluate and strengthen our core programs before opening the Center to the public. Please feel free to explore the workshops we plan to offer.
CRESCENT MOON GALLERY
Curated by center participants - a forum for education, fundraising, and connection.
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING, TRAINING & SUPPORT
Practical and individualized assistance with re-entry into the workforce.
Art speaks where words cannot be found to communicate thoughts and feelings.
CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY
Creative writing is a powerful tool used to rewrite negative internal dialogues and create more positive metaphors about life.
GROWTH THROUGH GARDENING
An opportunity to decompress and connect to something larger than oneself.
SINGING TREE WORKSHOP
A workshop dedicated to healthy relationships and community, inspiring hope, honoring nature, celebrating art & creativity and cultivating health, resilience and well-being.
You may have heard about, or known someone whose life has been touched by opioid, alcohol or other drug addiction - whose addiction has resulted in the loss of friends, family, work or, worse yet, resulted in the loss of a life. Action can and must be taken to prevent substance use disorders from compromising lives. More programs and a community interested in helping those affected are needed to support long term recovery after treatment ends, or if treatment is unaffordable. This is our mission.
Together, we can be a moving force in creating an environment where recovery can become a dynamic, engaging, transforming and exciting process - and accessible to everyone.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
We invite you to join us as a participant, volunteer, fundraiser or sponsor. We also encourage you to follow us on social media.
Crescent Moon Center is funded through the generosity of people like you. Your gift will allow us to continue providing experiential recovery support programs designed to encourage transformative change. Make a one-time donation or support us with monthly giving.
Crescent Moon Center is always in need of equipment, supplies, tools and other items to deliver its programs and services. For a list of the Center’s needs and details on how to donate supplies and other goods, click below.
Corporate Partnerships, including workplace giving campaigns, are a great way for individuals and companies to partner together to support causes they care about, bringing more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world.
Crescent Moon Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
"HOW WE RESPOND TO THIS [ADDICTION] CRISIS IS A MORAL TEST FOR AMERICA. ARE WE A NATION WILLING TO TAKE ON AN EPIDEMIC THAT IS CAUSING GREAT HUMAN SUFFERING AND ECONOMIC LOSS? ARE WE ABLE TO LIVE UP TO THAT MOST FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATION WE HAVE AS HUMAN BEINGS: TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER?"
- Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. Vice Admiral
U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General (2016)
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1007 Oak Hill Road, Suite B
Lafayette, California, 94549
Phone: (925) 310-4374