Mayfest Celebrated at Recenter

Mayfest Celebrated at Recenter

end of the motorcycle ride


May 6th was a warm and beautiful spring day.  Everyone enjoyed being outside and joining in the fellowship.  Thirty five riders took part in the motorcycle ride on Saturday morning.

More than two hundred fifty residents and friends relaxed and enjoyed Recenter’s Mayfest.




A tasty barbecue lunch featured pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, and sausage links. Our favorite disk jockeys kept the music coming.

A Time to Celebrate

We at Recenter look at Mayfest as a time to celebrate our progress on the way to overcoming addiction. We scheduled three AA meetings during our celebration. Those who wanted to attend a meeting found it convenient to attend one of these.  Hosting forty AA meetings a week is a part of the long term care we offer.

Old-timers gathered to remember the camaraderie they built as they worked to beat our disease. Current Recenter residents recognize that it is not something that you can achieve overnight. Attaining sobriety is a long-term endeavor, one that is made much easier with long-term support. Mayfest allows us to express our thankfulness for receiving that support.

Long-term care and support is a key feature that differentiates Recenter from other recovery organizations. Those fighting the disease can stay as long as two years while working on becoming addiction free. We help residents find jobs and our fees are low enough to make living here affordable.

So with this celebration over, we begin looking forward to another bigger and better Mayfest next year.

We thank our sponsors who helped contribute to another successful Mayfest.

Mayfest at Recenter

Mayfest at Recenter

Mayfest is a special time of the year when people celebrate spring and the coming of summer.  From carnivals to music festivals, there are countless opportunities to get out and enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Mayfest will be a fantastic day for food, entertainment, raffles, and AA speaker meetings.  Come join us for a day of fellowship and fun for the whole family.  It’s Recenter’s spring thing to do.

WHEN:  May 6, 2023 – 11:00 to 4:00

WHERE:  Recenter, 3809 Main Street, Houston 77002

WHAT:  Games, food, a chance to celebrate recovery

All proceeds will support The Family Afterward Program, created to help many families affected by Substance Use Disorders.

Recenter Activities

Three AA speakers will host meetings at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
Games are planned for the kids.
Our DJ will be playing your music and line dancing is likely to break out.
Raffles will be scheduled throughout the day, be sure to sign up.

Special Morning Activity: A motorcycle ride from Mancuso Harley-Davidson’s Location (12710 Crossroads Parks Drive, Houston) to Recenter, escorted by The Houston Police Department.

Motorcycle rides with a police escort are a unique and thrilling experience. It involves riding in a convoy of motorcycles, escorted by police officers. During the ride, riders will get to experience the thrill of riding in close formation with the police officers providing protection and guidance throughout the journey. It’s an opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and scenery while also feeling safe and secure knowing that you have the protection of law enforcement personnel nearby.

Motorcycle ride registration will occur on the day of the ride. (You can register early by using the QR code on the flyer below and save some money.) Free breakfast for ride participants will be served starting at 9:00 and the ride will leave promptly at 10:30. Participants must be 18 years or older and sign a waiver.


Mayfest is a day when we welcome residents, neighbors, and anyone with an interest in advocating for recovery.  Come visit us and see what we are all about.

We have games and entertainment for the kids and what’s a picnic without food?  We will be serving barbecue.

We want to thank our sponsors listed below and invite anyone interested in recovery from Substance Use Disorders to make a donation.  Just click DONATE NOW on the button in the top right above.

Chili CookOff

Chili CookOff

Chili / Chili con Carne is the favorite cold-weather dish of a lot of people. Some prefer it mild; others prefer heat cooked in. The kind of heat that warms your mouth as well as your tummy. All agree it’s their go-to dish for the cold weather.

Recenter has joined other members of the Party Sober Partnership in sponsoring its annual H-Town Sober Chili Cookoff on Saturday, February 25th starting at 10 a.m. and going to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some chili and cornbread. Although admission (and food) is free, we ask that you register so that we don’t run out of chili or cornbread.

The gang at Recenter will surely form some cookoff teams to compete in the contest. There are 5 different areas of competition:
• Best Texas Red
• Best Chili with Beans
• Best Vegetarian Chili
• Best Overall Chili
• Best Overall Cornbread



Chili CookOff


Check out the rules, location, and register at

Blanket Drive Results

Blanket Drive Results

We concluded our blanket drive with Mancuso’s Harley Davidson on December 22nd, just two days before the freezing weather hit the Houston area.  We received forty-eight blankets that we put to use immediately.  Some of our residents live in older buildings and they were especially happy to have some new blankets to sleep under.

Blankets for Recenter residents

New Blankets Arriving Just in Time

There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than a warm blanket to keep you warm.  Thanks to Mancuso’s for helping with this project.

donated blankets

Blanket Drive

Blanket Drive

Some Houstonians choose to brave our cold winter nights out of doors. They may stay in a tent or some other minimally protective shelter. Regardless, when the temperature plunges they would appreciate a blanket to provide protection from the cold. Again this year, recenter will team with Mancuso Harley-Davidson to collect blankets for their use. The blanket drive begins on Saturday, December 10th, and runs thru to Thursday, December 22nd. Those that spend their evenings outside will certainly appreciate it.

You may drop your gift at Recenter, 3809 Main Street in Houston or at Mancuso Harley Davidson 535 North Loop (610) Houston, TX 77018.


Blanket gift


Thank you for your generosity.