Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

FACES AND VOICES OF RECOVERY

Mission

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 20 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Patty McCarthy Metcalf

Main Address

10 G Street Suite 600

Washington, DC 20002 USA

Keywords

addiction recovery, recovery advocacy, recovery support services, discrimination, alcoholism, drug dependence

EIN

51-0516206

 Number

6224639344

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Programs + Results

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Faces & Voices of Recovery is the nation's leading recovery advocacy organization promoting policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Our supporters are individuals who believe that by eliminating stigma and discrimination and removing barriers to recovery more Americans will lead healthy lives in long-term recovery. Together we advance policies that reduce discrimination, and seek solutions that promote access to the treatment and recovery support services necessary to live a life in recovery. We work to ensure that Federal and State policies reflect the hope and resilience found in communities of recovery working to help others through a comprehensive approach to solving the addiction crisis in America.

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Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO)

National Recovery Institute (NRI)

Recovery Data Platform

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OUR GOALS Laws and policies enable recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement for people affected by alcohol and other drugs. Communities are organized and mobilized to address policies, practices and perceptions for people affected by alcohol and other drugs. Individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs have universal access to quality, effective care and supports to achieve recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement.

WHAT WE DO Mobilize and organize to raise the profile of the organized recovery community and help more people find recovery by demonstrating that over 23 million Americans from all walks of life have found recovery and promote widespread understanding that long-term recovery is a reality and a process that takes time and support. Build the capacity of recovery community organizations to thrive and participate in local, state and national policy arenas, deliver peer recovery support services; and mobilize the local recovery community. Address public policy to reduce the discrimination that keeps people from seeking recovery or moving on to better lives once they achieve it and support recovery-oriented policies and programs.

We work to hard to support individuals in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and their family members, friends and allies in a variety of ways, including, capacity building in support of the national recovery movement, fighting the stigma of addiction, creating groundbreaking recovery messaging trainings and more. We educate about the issues of discrimination and prejudice against people in need of treatment and people in recovery, which are barriers that require a clear, concise and coordinated advocacy approach. We offer educational webinars and messaging training and tools that offer advanced guidance on the federal legislative process and how to work with legislators and staff to advance policy priorities. We provide the addiction treatment and recovering community with practical information and tools to enhance their capacity to engage in effective stigma reduction efforts.

We will know we are making progress when 1) laws and policies enable recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement for people affected by alcohol and other drugs, 2) communities are organized and mobilized to address policies, practices and perceptions for people affected by alcohol and other drugs and 3) individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs have universal access to quality, effective care and supports to achieve recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement.

Since 2004, we have trained tens of thousands of individuals in the Our Stories Have Power recovery messaging training. In 2012, we launched the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) which unites and supports the growing network of over 100 local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs). in 2017, we launched the Recovery Data Platform (RDP) to advance our goal of demonstrating the effectiveness of recovery support services as part of our recovery research agenda. In 2018, we launched the National Recovery Institute (NRI) to increase the capacity and effectiveness of recovery support providers nationwide.

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Financials

FACES AND VOICES OF RECOVERY

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Organizational Demographics

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