|SOS Recovery Community Organization was accredited Exemplary in April of 2018. They are a community-based peer organization. Their values, much of their governance, their strategic direction, their programming and everything about SOS Recovery Community Organization is driven by the community and those they serve.
John Burns is a person in long term recovery and father of two daughters and two grandchildren. John has his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and has been a resident of Strafford County for over 25 years and a volunteer and advocate in the community with prevention, treatment, recovery and harm-reduction issues for several years. John was on the initial peer advisory board for SOS RCO to help shape the vision before SOS opened Recovery Community Centers in Strafford County. He founded Families Hoping and Coping, a peer-based family support group, in Dover in 2014 and they now have two chapters in Strafford County and the seacoast that meet weekly including one at SOS Recovery Center in Dover. He also has been an active member of the OneVoice of Strafford County Opioid Taskforce for several years and sits on the Region Six Integrated Delivery Network Executive Committee on behalf of Recovery Supports.