BERNARDSVILLE – Community in Crisis (CIC), a non-profit based in the Old Bernardsville Library building, has welcomed Ken Musgrove to its team as director of social recovery support.
Supported by funding from the Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust, this new position will direct and implement all recovery support work for CIC, offering individuals in recovery from substance use and their families a network of holistic connection and solutions, according to CIC Executive Director Andi Williams
Musgrove will seek to expand CIC’s offering of social, active and therapeutic sober events and programs. He will also engage in direct outreach to treatment and rehabilitation providers to raise awareness of CIC’s offerings that better support individuals in their journey of recovery.
A resident of Netcong, Musgrove has long-term experience with multiple pathways to recovery and is passionate about educating others about these various pathways and their application to the recovering person. Prior to joining CIC, he attended training to become a certified peer recovery specialist, developed and facilitated workshops for individuals in recovery, participated on the advisory panels of a number of community organizations, and held a lead role in coordinating volunteers of a writing program supporting the Morris and Sussex Drug Court.
“Through my new role at CIC I hope to utilize my lived experience to champion solutions that address the whole person…mind, body and spirit,’’ he said. “With such an approach I believe we can move from a community in crisis to a community in connection, because ultimately connection is the cure.”
CIC began in 2013 following the overdose deaths of two young adults in the Somerset Hills community. The organization, a coalition of community agencies, organizations, schools, churches and concerned citizens, offers bi-weekly support groups for families struggling with addiction, innovative educational opportunities in the school environment, medicine take-back days, town hall meetings, and more.
It also offers yoga, family and grief support groups, cooking classes, monthly acoustic coffeehouses and other support meetings for substance addiction.