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).
"A peer provider (e.g. certified peer specialist, peer support specialist, recovery coach) is a person who uses his or her lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in behavioral health settings to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency." SAMHSA-HSRA Center for Integrated Solutions, (2014)
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.
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.