Our partnership with CCAR is, in many ways, groundbreaking because it could serve as a national model for a successful and powerful collaboration between a recovery community organization (RCO) and a clinical treatment provider.
Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), a leading national nonprofit organization that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education, and service, announced that it has been awarded a contract to form an innovative partnership with the Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP). The collaboration will further the goal of both organizations, which is to move people into recovery and wellness, through implementation of a much-needed recovery coaching program in the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center (BRCC).
The idea for the partnership grew out of what CCAR perceived as a need to expand the resources being provided in the successful and rapidly expanding Bridgeport Recovery Community Center, as well as to promote recovery in Bridgeport and elevate medication-assisted recovery there. A proposal was developed by CCAR to clearly identify the opportunity for collaboration with the Recovery Network of Programs and its benefit to both organizations, after which RNP quickly approved it for funding and implementation.
Established in 2006, the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center uniquely offers help to people seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through referrals to treatment, access to recovery housing, job skills development, job searches, as well as Internet access and system navigation. Additional available resources include a variety of support groups, workshops, trainings and events, as well as a variety of volunteer opportunities.
While the BRCC delivers a variety of needed resources and offerings to the Bridgeport community, recovery-coaching services have not been available to date. Given the success of the BRCC in terms of its many positive outcomes, which have resulted in the Center’s rapid growth and expansion, the need for more formal recovery coaching has emerged as a top priority. With CCAR’s expertise in the training of recovery coaches, and RNP’s expertise in medication-assisted recovery, the combined partnership will result in the hiring of a part-time recovery coach and a performance support consultant at the BRCC for one year.
Said Phil Valentine, Executive Director of CCAR, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity and privilege to partner with Recovery Network of Programs on this exciting and much-needed initiative.” Mr. Valentine continued, “Over the years, CCAR and RNP have worked well together to help people initiate and maintain journeys to recovery and wellness, and this is yet another way that we’ll be combining our expertise and resources to achieve positive outcomes that further our mission of helping people to get well.”
According to John Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer of Recovery Network of Programs, “Our partnership with CCAR is, in many ways, groundbreaking because it could serve as a national model for a successful and powerful collaboration between a recovery community organization (RCO) and a clinical treatment provider.” Mr. Hamilton continued, “Ultimately, we believe this initiative will strengthen the linkage between clinical treatment and the recovery community so more people will get well.“
ABOUT RECOVERY NETWORK OF PROGRAMS, INC.
Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP) is a private, nonprofit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport, Connecticut community since 1972. Their mission is to serve economically disadvantaged and afflicted people by using a variety of individualized and diversified approaches to client care. RNP offers Medication Assisted Treatment and Ryan White Services, along with residential, and out patient services. To learn more about Recovery Network of Programs, visit http://www.recovery-programs.org.
ABOUT CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY™
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery™ (CCAR) is a Hartford, Connecticut based 501(c)3 nonprofit that works nationally to promote recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service. The organization “puts a face on recovery” and provides recovery support services that connect people to resources that inspire hope and healing. CCAR is working to end the discrimination that surrounds recovery and ensures that those in recovery are treated with dignity and respect. To learn more about the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, visit http://www.ccar.us. Shop online at The Recovery Store™ for the latest in books, videos, DVD's, CCAR merchandise, Recovery Coaching Materials, and Events/Training Registration.