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Faces & Voices of Recovery

Advocate. Act. Advance

Washington, DC   |  http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

Mission

Changing the way addiction and recovery are understood and embraced through advocacy, education and leadership.

Ruling year info

2004

Chief Executive Officer

Patty McCarthy

Main address

10 G Street Suite 600

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

51-0516206

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO)

The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs).

ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies and provides training and technical assistance to groups. ARCO helps build the unified voice of the organized recovery community and fulfill our commitment to supporting the development of new groups and strengthening existing ones.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

The mission of the National Recovery Institute is to increase the knowledge, capacity, and accountability of recovery support providers throughout the United States and territories.

The National Recovery Institute is Faces & Voices of Recovery's primary vehicle for delivering training, technical assistance, evaluation, research, translation, and capacity building products and services to support individuals, organizations and states on topics related to recovery support services and policy development.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

The Recovery Data Platform (RDP) is a cloud-based software solution developed in part by Faces and Voices of Recovery and Recovery Trek. The platform aids RCO’s and Peer Service Providers with the tools and assessments needed to effectively implement peer recovery coaching programs. Through the use of robust reporting and scheduling tools, RDP provides your organization better outcomes data and service management tools.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training programs created

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

National Recovery Institute (NRI)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meetings held with decision makers

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending rallies or marches

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

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Increasing

Number of funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of rallies or marches held and attendance

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Two rallies hosted with over 600 in attendance

Number of briefings or presentations held

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grassroots organizations supported

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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 160 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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Faces & Voices of Recovery

Board of directors
as of 12/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Mineta

Momentum for Mental Health

Term: 2021 - 2025

David Mineta

Momentum for Mental Health

Philander Moore

Texas Health and Human Services

Lawrence Medina

Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program

Elizabeth Edwards

Singer, Songwriter, Recovery Advocate

Shelly Weizman

O’Neill Institute for National and GlobalHealth Law at Georgetown University Law Center

Ruby Takushi

Recovery Café Seattle

Matt Boggs

Ryker Douglas

Laurie Johnson-Wade

Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization (RCO)

Colin Cash

Grants Specialist at Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe; Co-Founder Sober Squad

Evan Done

Community Impact Director Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA)

Jeremiah Gardner

Director of Communications and Public Affairs Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Haner Hernandez

Director Latino Addiction Counselor Education Program

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.