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November 2019
News from New Vitae

New Vitae Presented “Food As Medicine” at the 2019 Harvest Full of Hope

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery was honored to be a Steel Sponsor for the Harvest Full of Hope Event on October 22, 2019. In addition to hosting an information table, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Judith Yanacek, MSW, LCSW, and Community Outreach Liaison William Leiner, MS, RN, PMH-BC, delivered a presentation to event guests titled, “Food As Medicine.”


New Vitae Wellness Foundation Welcomed Heather Hayes

Heather Hayes, clinician, hostage negotiator and psychological profiler, spoke about the parallels between her work as a hostage negotiator and a nation held hostage by addiction. Learn more about Ms. Hayes’ presentation, including the critical messages of the discussion and ideas to guide next steps in addiction treatment.


New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Now Offers BrainPaint Neurofeedback

New Vitae is excited to offer another recovery resource to our community. BrainPaint, an evidence-based treatment, can assist with improving mood, anxiety, focus, and confidence. Learn more about the BrainPaint neurofeedback system and how it may assist with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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What to Do When a Loved One Experiences Addiction

Addiction can be likened to a stone thrown into a lake – the ripples in the water are disruptive and can be far reaching. Similarly, the pattern of addiction experienced by one family member can impact the whole family. Learn more about what families and friends can do for loved ones who experience addiction.

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Residents, Staff, and Families Enjoyed the New Vitae Fall Festivals

New Vitae was happy to welcome residents, staff, and families to our Fall Festivals in October. Both the Philadelphia and Lehigh/Bucks County services enjoyed the opportunity to socialize and participate in a variety of fun activities to celebrate the autumn season.


New Vitae Sponsored NAMI Lehigh Valley Race and Walk for Mental Illness

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery was a proud Silver Sponsor for the NAMI Lehigh Valley Event on September 29. Residents and staff enjoyed being a part of the event, taking a walk before meeting NAMI man and participating in the day’s raffles!

Employee Highlight

Amy RudisillComfort Agbortoko, BS

Over the past several years, New Vitae has further developed our Action Recovery Brain Injury Services. Included in the development plans were Structured Day supports that are individualized to the level of recovery needs for residents. Comfort Agbortoko, BS, has been jointly responsible for directing this CARF-accredited service; she shares each individual’s successes with the entire Action Recovery team. New Vitae invites you to learn more about Comfort Agbortoko, BS.

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery: Veteran Services
Overview of ServiceNew Vitae Wellness and Recovery’s early years focused on integrating Veteran care – combining residential supports with clinical services to assist men and women with acclimating after service in the armed forces. We are proud to continue to offer a variety of services for Veterans by Veterans, offering peer support and encouragement throughout the recovery process.

Learn more about New Vitae’s Veteran Services.

Did You Know?

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers a variety of residential and clinical supports for individuals age 18 and older. We are pleased to offer services for individuals who experience brain injury, behavioral health, addiction, and other long-term diagnoses. Utilizing the lens of the recovery model, our teams work together to provide advocacy, education, and a safe space for the individuals who utilize our services. We are currently accepting applications for our teams in Lehigh, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. Learn more and apply for our career opportunities.

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