Zoom has become one of the most common communication tools in use today. Ripple along with many other companies, organizations, supporters, educators, and friends just keeping touch has decided to take advantage of this amazing platform. This page contains information on the groups we host, guidelines are different for each group but all revolve around the mutual respect of one another.
The late night peer support group is hosted by two certified Recovery Support Specialists and runs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. This group is never postponed or canceled, we have held this meetings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve because those holidays fell on regularly scheduled nights. The meeting starts at 10:00PM and runs until midnight. For more information and group guidelines click Here.
Recovery Support Specialist or RSS for short, this is a person who has trained to help others by using their own lived experience with mental health and/or addiction challenges. This Zoom group has been put together so that certified peers can come together and support one another and will meet on Wednesday’s. We will share ideas and resources, talk about current events that effect Peers in the workforce, concerns we may have for the future, and so on. If you are Recovery Support Specialist or other Peer level supporter in Connecticut you are welcome to attend. The meeting starts at 7:00PM and runs until 8:30PM. For more information and group guidelines click Here.
Alternatives to Suicide, sometimes referred to as Alt2su is a safe place to come and talk about your thoughts and feelings. Anyone can register for the group and you may attend as many or as few meetings as you need. We do not take attendance and we ask that everyone respects the rights and privacy of others. Meetings are currently held on Friday nights at 7:00PM. For more information and group guidelines click Here
About our Zoom Meetings
Ripple’s pilot program started on September 15th, 2020, two nights during the week, Tuesdays and Thursdays each lasting two hours. The hours chosen were 10:00PM until Midnight. Some of these groups started earlier or ended later as people needed more time to talk. The meeting hosts have added nights upon request which we did whenever able.
Starting on January 3rd, 2021 Ripple will officially add Sunday nights to the permanent schedule. It made the most sense and allowed us to bridge a 4 day gap in meetings every week. The Sunday meetings will also be from 10:00PM – Midnight but we expect that they will run a little later on occasion.