Eastern Shoshone Recovery Strategic Plan 2021-2022
Every year Eastern Shoshone Recovery Center (ESR) hosts a retreat for staff and invites the AKA team to join in a 2-3day planning session that captures accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. These retreats are not what you would expect. This year we met at a remote cabin in Wyoming and enjoyed lots of laughs, excellent food, walks in nature, and we even watched the entire first series of Reservation Dogs. Over three days’ conversations shifted from our favorite movies and concerts to more serious topics like unresolved trauma, grief and loss, abstinence, and even paradigmatic differences in how people heal and recover. Our role is to advocate and support ESR’s overall strategic plan. We capture what is being said, identify strengths and weaknesses for each of the Medicine Wheel domains, and create recommendations and strategies that link the various ESR programs and funding with what staff need to be successful in the upcoming year. This report does not do the strategic planning retreat justice (you had to be there) but it does help ESR and our team be intentional in the work that we do and how we do it.