RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES
"How can we help you with your Recovery today?"
"Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery. Peers offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people."
-Mead, S. (2003); Solomon, P. (2004).
The FREE peer-based recovery support services provided are fueled by the energy of individuals in recovery who seek to share their experience, strength and hope with others. These non-clinical services focus on removing barriers to recovery by providing support and linking individuals to existing community resources.
Everyone is greeted with a hot cup of coffee and asked, "How can we help you with your recovery today?"
The center is a safe-place and a resource for skill-building, education, information, support and socialization for those in recovery and their loved ones.
It's a place where isolation becomes inclusion, problems find solutions, and strangers become friends.
SAMHSA's working definition of recovery defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES @KRCC
Kootenai Recovery Community Center acknowledges all pathways to Recovery. We know that Recovery is not a "once-size-fits-all". Our goal is provide options and choices and to empower each individual to find the supports and path that will work for them.
Telephone Recovery Support
Volunteers call, text, email or chat with individuals once a week - just to check in and see how their recovery is going. This is a peer-to-peer service and our volunteers, many who are in recovery themselves, provide encouragement and support. Volunteers receive specialized training in order to help provide local recovery supports, including access to local resources, such as 12-step or support meetings, food pantries, sober houses and detox, if needed.
Supported Access to Community Resources
Finding resources and navigating the system can be a challenge when you don't know where to look. Addressing basic needs is the foundation of any successful life in recovery.
Center staff and volunteers can help you find emergency relief, safe/sober housing, treatment and other existing community resources.
Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities
Giving back and paying it forward is an important part of our Recovery. Kootenai Recovery Community Center participates in community service activities and is a great place to Volunteer.