Recovery Community Centers

Recovery Community Centers (RCCs) are operated by peer-led organizations, such as SoberHood, known as recovery community organizations (RCOs).

Recovery Community Centers are recovery-oriented sanctuaries anchored in the heart of community that cost effectively deliver peer-‐to-peer recovery support services (PRSS) using trained volunteers to improve the recovery resilience and capital of individuals and the surrounding community. More than drug-free zones, RCCs are where a nurturing community shares recovery culture norms, puts a face on recovery and broadcasts a message of hope. From prevention to long-term recovery, recovery community centers' impact reaches across generations as well as the continuum of support.


In 2002, community-based organizations founded through SAMHSA/CSAT Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) grants pioneered the development of recovery community centers (RCCs) that mobilized volunteers to deliver peer-based recovery support services (PRSS). Community volunteers provided peer coaching and mentoring and a variety of educational and skill-training services, including help in securing housing, education and employment, building constructive family and other personal relationships, managing stress, participating in alcohol- and other drug-free social and recreational activities, and obtaining services from multiple systems such as the primary and mental health care, child welfare, and criminal justice system.

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