Each member of Milkweed Connections identifies as someone who has experienced challenges related to mental health, trauma, substance use, or other difficult life circumstances, and we are committed to providing support services from a peer perspective.With the diverse experiences and talents each member brings to the work, Milkweed is able to provide wellness tools like yoga, peer support, meditation, life coaching, and many other integrative practices to individuals seeking health, wholeness, and recovery.
Milkweed Connections is guided by values consistent with the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement (also known as the peer recovery movement). These include a belief in the possibility of healing and recovery, a focus on choice and self-determination, and an understanding of the social and environmental factors that play a role in an individual’s experience.
About Our Name
ilkweed Connections is named for the milkweed plant, which is essential for monarch butterflies at all stages of their development. Female monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed, and monarch caterpillars rely on milkweed plants to grow and develop. The many different species of milkweed plants throughout the United States provide monarch butterflies with food throughout their long migration journeys. The scientific name for milkweed is Asclepias, named for Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. We hope that, like the many varieties of milkweed, we at Milkweed Connections can provide many opportunities to support individuals on their journeys to wholeness.