Looking for something fun and rewarding?

Come join us for our 'Community in Connection' programs. At a time when we need it most, we bring you an opportunity to focus on nature's beauty, feel carefree, and to breathe!

Working the earth, grilling fresh vegetables, grooming a horse, and creating an artistic masterpiece. Check it out!

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Community In Connection.

Community In Connection is an initiative to bring people together in a safe, substance-free environment. Our Healthy Lifestyle Programming is a great way to support each other, learn a new skill, and have a great time doing it. You may even get a little Covid stress relief and exercise!

Horses for a Healthy Lifestyle


November 20 @ 1:00pm

The Program:

Horses for a Healthy Lifestyle (HHL), a component our Community in Connection, programming is an equine interaction program in partnership with Mane Stream of Oldwick, NJ. This free program gives participants the opportunity to relate to each other while partnering with horses in a safe and natural environment under the guidance of EAGALA certified professionals.

The Benefits:

Throughout the HHL experience, participants will begin to rebuild an alliance of trust, while learning new skills and improving overall wellbeing. The connection made between participants and the horses is a powerful experience that enhances self-awareness and promotes growth. Horses provide a natural way to build trust and give honest feedback regarding personal feelings and emotions that may not otherwise surface.

Mane Stream

83 Old Turnpike Road

Oldwick, NJ 08809

Respecting health and safety guidelines, our group size is currently limited, therefore registration is required.

If you have interest in participating in this or any other of our ‘Community in Connection’ programs, please contact Ken for additional information

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Beading and Baked Goods


December 3 from 7pm – 9pm


The Community Hub, 9 Church Street, Bernardsville, NJ

We are excited to invite you to an evening of cookies and crafts as we kick off the holiday season together.

Our incredible facilitators Margie Plunkett and Kat Roman will guide us as we tap into your creativity, all the while enjoying baked goods and each other’s company.

Registration is REQUIRED for this FREE event so we have the correct amount of supplies on hand.

Please bring your favorite baked good to share.

If you have need more information on this or any other of our ‘Community in Connection’ programs, please contact Ken for additional information

Register Here

Canvas and Creativity

Pizza and Painting with Kat Roman

“Leaf” your cares behind as we gather to paint birch trees in a fall landscape.

Bring your creativity and we will provide the supplies, the pizza and the personal connection.

There are no scheduled art events at this time. Check back soon for additional classes.

The Community Hub, 9 Church Street, Bernardsville.

For additional info please reach out to Ken: or Kat:

Adventure in Recovery Weekend

Come join us in a small group as we take a weekend away from our screens and our daily routines to connect as a community at the beautiful Fairview Lake YMCA camp in rural Sussex county.

Focused on those in recovery from substance use disorder or mental health conditions, adventure therapy allows participants to trust themselves, cooperate with others and step out of their comfort zone. Maybe even LEAP! Whether it is a group activity, throwing hatchets, climbing a mountain or gathering around a bonfire you will build your communication skills, challenge your mind, and get out of your everyday routine.

Our next Adventure Weekend is currently being planned. Please check back for program availability.

Additionally, please ensure you sign up for our newsletter so that you will be among the first to know about this and our many other Community in Connection programs.

Respecting health and safety guidelines, group size is limited at the current time. 

Please contact Ken Musgrove for additional information

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Chopping Board to Table.

Are you a Foodie? Do you ever wonder how easy it might be to create some great dishes yourself? Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and have some fun?!

Geared specifically to individuals in recovery and their loved one if desired, cooking has long been recognized as a therapeutic means of relaxation and inspiration. Join us for these cooking classes with two great British chefs, Nick and Martin, both graduates of Westminster College, London, and veterans of the restaurant/hospitality industry.

You’ll learn how to prepare some affordable and tasty recipes that will wow your friends!

Expect a warm and low-key environment, a wealth of learning and skills, and some lively camaraderie. Classes focus on preparing some awesome dishes from chopping board to table.

Where: The Kitchen, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, Liberty Corner, NJ

When: Upcoming dates are to be determined. Please check back for program availability.

Questions? Please contact Ken:


Take a walk in nature with us!

There are currently no firm dates for Community In Connection nature hikes. New dates are constantly being added. Please check back later for program availability.


Get out from behind your screens and join us as we hike the amazing trails of Hacklebarney State Park. This moderately difficult hike will be peer led as we experience the Black River gorge’s gushing rivers, gray boulders and dark green hemlocks in all their majestic beauty.

Please dress in hard toed boots/shoes. We will hike safely and following CDC guidelines. We will meet in the parking lot by the Park Office at 9:45am. Well behaved dogs are welcome but please leash and curb them.

For more information, contact Ken Musgrove:

Roots for Recovery

Come join us for our gardening and landscaping program!

Throughout the year, we meet at Ross Farm to enjoy landscaping projects that enhance and beautify Ross Farm’s giving garden that feeds our hungry neighbors throughout three seasons of the year.

We will gather safely in a small group, sweat a little, laugh a lot and get down to earth for a common goal.

There are currently no scheduled events for Roots to Recovery but new dates are being added all the time. Check back later for program availability.

Ross Farm

135 North Maple Avenue 

Basking Ridge NJ 07920

Roots to Recovery is one of a series of ‘creative therapy’ programs to help people reconnect in recovery, regain a healthy balance and improve their mental health and well-being. All are welcome to join, heal, enjoy and breathe.

For more information on this and our other ‘Community in Connection’ programs, please reach out to Ken:

Volunteer for CIC

Community in Crisis depends on the time and talent of wonderful volunteers to support them on a project by project basis or on an ongoing basis.

Skillsets and interests are matched with the volunteer work involved. All volunteer hours can count towards community service. Volunteers from middle school and up are welcome to apply to volunteer with Community in Crisis by emailing We are always thrilled to hear from you!

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Any Covid-19 guidelines in effect will be adhered to. Please contact Ken Musgrove for questions/additional information:

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