RECOVERY COMMUNITY & OUTREACH CENTERS2019-01-22T12:05:32+00:00

RECOVERY COMMUNITY & OUTREACH CENTERS

Recovery Community & Outreach Centers (RCOCs) exist to provide information, non-clinical support, and education to individuals in Recovery, their families, friends and other allies. They’re committed to supporting efforts to prevent relapse and, if relapse occurs, supporting a quick return to recovery. RCOCs are not meant as a substitute for treatment.

A Hub for Recovery in the Heart of the Community

According to the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR),  pioneers of the model, RCCs “exist to put a face on recovery, to build recovery capital, and to serve as a physical location… (where peers) can organize the local recovery community’s ability to care. An RCC is not a treatment agency; it is not a 12-step club; it is not a drop-in center, although aspects of all of these are apparent.”

RCOCs are peer-led and peer-driven. Although, some have paid staff, a network of trained volunteers deliver recovery support services like All-Recovery Meetings, Recovery Training Series, Family Support Groups and Recovery Coaching. Other services that might be offered include life skills and parenting groups, yoga and meditation, vocational training, and development of skills for self-care and self-management.

Not meant to be drop-in centers where individuals and friends go to just hang out, RCOCs may host scheduled social events, such as alcohol-and-drug-free celebrations.

Recovery Community and Outreach Centers in the State of New York

Thanks to funding from NYS OASAS, RCOCs are opening in more and more communities throughout the state.

At the start of 2016, there were 3 in all of New York (Brooklyn, Oneonta and Rochester). Today, there are 16!

FOR-NY supports the establishment of an RCOC in every county across the state.

“An RCOC provides a community-based, non-clinical setting that is safe, welcoming and alcohol/drug-free for any member of the community. Each recovery center responds to the local area’s specific needs related to obtaining substance abuse treatment services and addiction recovery supports.

The centers promote long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, wellness education, employment readiness, civic restoration opportunities, and other social activities. Services are accessible not only during daytime hours, but also during evening and weekends, to meet the needs of individuals and families who may be in need of assistance at varying hours.

Recovery center staff provide assistance to individuals and families to help them navigate the addiction treatment system and secure insurance coverage for various levels of addiction treatment.

The centers also provide an opportunity for individuals and families to connect with peers who are going through similar challenges so that they can benefit from shared experiences and commitment to common goals for recovery. Access to peer advocates, recovery coaches, and addiction peer specialists through these recovery centers help to further enhance the recovery process.”

Recovery Community and Outreach Centers in New York State

Looking for an RCOC in your community? Here’s where you’ll find a list of those already up and running. With the promise of additional RCOCs on the horizon, we’ll update this list as new centers open.

Bronx

Odyssey House OH ROCS- Recovery Center

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Broome

Fairview Voices Recovery Community & Outreach Center

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Delaware & Otsego

FOR-DO Recovery Center- The Turning Point

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Erie

Lakeshore Behavioral Health Recovery Center – BEST SELF

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Fulton

Rob Constantine Recovery Center – HFM Prevention Council (SARA)

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Jefferson

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Kings

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Monroe

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Nassau / Suffolk

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New York

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Onondaga

CUSE Center

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Orange

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Queens

Samaritan Village – Peer Alliance Recovery Center- PARC

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Richmond

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Saratoga

Healing Springs Recovery Center- Prevention Council (SARA)

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Warren & Washington

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“Just knowing that the advocate that I am working with is in recovery themselves is a constant reminder that there is hope.”

~ Damian DePauw

“Just knowing that the advocate that I am working with is in recovery themselves is a constant reminder that there is hope.”

~ Damian DePauw