October 2020
Digital Newsletter

Message from Faces & Voices

With the current state of the national COVID-19 pandemic and an undetermined timeline for when physical distancing restrictions are lifted, the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services has postponed all on-site site visits.

After consideration, review and extensive research, we conducted our first virtual site visit keeping the health and safety of all parties first.

Although the Peer Review Team did not physically visit the organization, processes were put into place to capture the culture, climate, and environment of the organization.

Our team will be reviewing feedback from this experience and we will continue to look out for the health and safety of all parties involved in the accreditation process. We are committed to providing asset-based accreditation and continue to look for innovative ways to improve the experience.

Congrats to our newly
Accredited Organizations!

South Florida Wellness Network is a peer run organization committed to behavioral health and holistic wellness for individuals and families. South Florida Wellness Network (SFWN) is a recovery focused support network run and driven by young adult, adults and family peers. We are a community  of  individuals  who  have  been  strengthened  by  our  lived  experiences  with  behavioral,  emotional,  mental  health,  trauma  and/or  substance use challenges. Our shared experience unites and empowers us to help others discover their unique path to recovery.
Rebel Recovery Florida is a low barrier recovery community organization that provides recovery support services, education, and advocacy to people impacted by drug use and those living with or at risk of HIV/AIDs.  Rebel Recovery is an organization dedicated to continued whole community health. We believe that in order to heal our community we must address addiction at all levels and assist the addict and their families in each stage of addiction. Through our community initiatives we aim to create a more well-rounded approach to addiction help and to offer a lifeline to any addict anywhere at any time, regardless of where they are at in their disease. Through compassion and community leadership we aim to create a more unified community where addicts and their families can feel loved and sheltered. Whether through help getting to treatment or harm reduction until the addict is ready we are here to help.

Virtual Learning Community

Join us on October 14, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT for a webinar on Determining Community Strengths and Needs.

Presenters: Gene Conroy, Director of Development Georgia Council and Jillienne Hooper, HR Manager on Substance Abuse (GCSA).

Please join us for a discussion on this evolving and important subject.

Register Here!

Gene Conroy

Gene Conroy has more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience in executive nonprofit management, fundraising, grant writing and advocacy on state and local levels. He has held various positions in recovery programming and advocacy and is the Director of Development for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA). He is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES 9, CPS-AD) and a Certified Peer Support Specialist for South Carolina. Mr. Conroy is also a certified Science of Addiction and Recovery and Cultural Competency Facilitator, and has assisted in Peer Recovery Coach training in South Carolina and Georgia. His current duties for GCSA include organizational and fundraising development, and supervision of the New Staff Orientation Program Coordinator, the RCO Development Project Coordinator, the Grant Coordinator – Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR), and other special projects as assigned. Mr. Conroy has over 31 years in long term recovery.

Jillienne Hooper

Jill Hooper is a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder and mental health challenges. What that means to her is that she has not used drugs or alcohol since March 3, 2015. Because of her recovery, Jill has the opportunity to be a part of many amazing things today that she could have never imagined.

Faces & Voices is Hiring!

Are you passionate about peer recovery support services? Do you like working with different organizations and learning about how they are making an impact in their community? Are you great at managing multiple projects? Do you have experience with accreditation processes? Faces & Voices of Recovery is expanding our team by hiring a full-time home-based Project Coordinator.
Apply Here!

Upcoming Webinars

Accreditation 101 – November 6, 2020 – 12pm EDT

Accreditation 101 is an introduction to accreditation course, where participants will learn the mission and purpose of CAPRSS, an overview of the standards and criteria, the steps in the accreditation process, establish resources for getting your organization accreditation ready, and for completing your application for accreditation candidacy.

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Accreditation 201 – November 20, 2020 – 12pm EDT

Accreditation 201 is designed to: Identify the elements of the CAPRSS standards taxonomy and how they relate. Describe the core domains and standards, and discuss how peer reviewers – and PRSS programs – will use standards, criteria, and elements of performance in the accreditation process.

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