Florida Recovery Project

Building a Strong Recovery Movement in Florida

A collaborative approach to capacity building

Faces & Voices of Recovery is pleased to collaborate with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) and the Peer Support Coalition of Florida to build the capacity of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) through training and technical assistance. For more information or to get involved, please contact us via email here.

See the information below for numerous ways to get involved:

  • Virtual Learning Community
  • Recovery Ambassador Training
  • RCO Bootcamp
  • CAPRSS Learning Community
  • CAPRSS Accreditation Webinars

Technical assistance is available for individuals and organizations seeking to start Recovery Community Organizations.

RCO mentorship

A mentor is an experienced Recovery Community Organization (RCO) leader who can provide guidance for the mentee’s organizational path. He/she is also available to the mentee to provide support with four professional coaching sessions per month.  Mentors may also assist mentees with other networking opportunities relevant to their professional career. The mentor may provide technical assistance in many general ways, but the following is a focused list of technical assistance topics on which the mentor/mentee relationship may provide insight:


  • Mission & Vision Statements
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance
  • Grassroots Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Public Education and Awareness
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Recovery Values and Principles
  • Participatory Process

here to sign up for a mentor today.

Training Events

Monthly Virtual Learning Community

WHO: Anyone interested in supporting the development of recovery community organizations is welcome to join! Pre-registration is required.

WHAT: A brief informational presentation followed by updates and discussion regarding the development of recovery community organizations in Florida.

WHERE: This is a virtual learning community that can be joined by following the link below at the scheduled meeting time. If possible, please plan to join via your computer, tablet, or app on your phone.

WHEN: From 11:00-12:15 PM on the 4th Thursday.

Register to attend here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming Topics:

February 27, 2020-Organizational Wellness

March 26, 2020-Sustainability and Grant Writing

May 28, 2020-Topic TBD

July 23, 2020-Topic TBD

September 24, 2020-Topic TBD

Recovery Ambassador Training

Join the Movement! Be the Solution! Become an Ambassador for Recovery

This training is a combination of Faces & Voices of Recovery's Recovery Ambassador, Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Community Messaging, and the Science of Addiction & Recovery training curricula.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All community members are invited to participate in this FREE two-day workshop. People in recovery are especially encouraged to engage in this initiative to grow and lead the recovery advocacy movement in Florida.

LEARN ABOUT: The myths and facts about substance use disorders; recovery messaging; stigma and language; using personal stories to raise awareness; effective advocacy; community organizing; creating a recovery-ready community; ways to get involved.

NOTE: Each two-day training is 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Lunch is on your own.

February 20 & 21, 2020 - Gainesville- Register HERE.
Alachua County Health Dept.
224 S.E. 24th Street, Thomas Coward Auditorium,
Gainesville, FL 32641

April 9 & 10, 2020 - Marathon- Register HERE.
Guidance Care Center
3000 41st Street Ocean Terrace
Marathon, FL 33050

June 11 & 12, 2020 - Lakeland- Register HERE.
Peace River Center
1239 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Board Room,
Bartow, FL 33830

September 10 & 11, 2020 - Tallahassee- Registration Available Soon!
Tallahasse Community College
444 Applewood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Recovery Leadership Forum

Free This two-day forum will examine how and why shifts happen in the addiction recovery movement, factors that drive success, and strategies that advocacy groups and leadership can employ to effect wide-scale change. We’ll explore leadership styles, supervision, servant leadership, mentoring a new generation of leaders, and keys to sustaining momentum.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in leadership development and advocacy is invited to attend this free event. Students, interns, faith leaders, managers, directors, advocates, harm reduction programs, public officials, policy makers, researchers, prevention specialists, medical professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, treatment providers, people in recovery, family members, and allies.

NOTE: Each two-day training is 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Lunch is on your own.

March 25 & 26, 2020 - Jacksonville - Register HERE
Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center
1601 N Main Street, 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32206

April 27 & 28, 2020 - Miami - Register HERE
Tha Landing at MIA
7415 NW 19th Street, Suite H
Miami, FL 33126

May 7 & 8, 2020 - Chipley - Register HERE
Panhandle Area Education Consortium
753 West Blvd
Chipley, FL 32428

June 2020 - Orlando - Registration Available Soon!

RCO Bootcamp

Recovery Community Organization (RCO) Development Training

Free two-day training for new and emerging Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) in Florida. Ideal for new staff, board members and volunteers. An RCO is a non-profit organization or program led by the addiction recovery community providing advocacy, education and non-clinical peer-based recovery support services.

LEARN ABOUT: RCO Innovations; RCO Start-up; Board Governance; Peer Leadership Development; Sustainability; Strategic Planning; Ethical Issues; Risk Management; Effective Advocacy; Organizational Wellness; Compassion Fatigue.

NOTE: Each two-day training is 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Lunch is on your own.

July 16 & 17, 2020-Ocala-Register HERE
Marion County Sheriff's Office
692 NW 30th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

September 17 & 18, 2020-Orlando-Registration Available Soon!

CAPRSS Webinars and Learning Opportunities


The Council on the Accreditation of Peer Support Services offers the following webinars to provide information about their accreditation process for peer-led recovery community organizations.

Accreditation 101: Introduction to Accreditation
Accreditation 101 is our introduction to accreditation course, where it:

  • describes the mission and purpose of CAPRSS
  • provides an overview of the standards and criteria
  • describes the steps in the accreditation process
  • presents resources for getting your organization accreditation ready and for completing your application for accreditation candidacy.

This session begins at 12:00 ET and lasts 60-minutes, this includes time for your questions.

Accreditation 201: Understanding the Standards
CAPRSS has developed a set of rigorous standards that come directly from the recovery community and reflect current practice in peer recovery support. The standards are the core of the accreditation process.

The CAPRSS Standards can be viewed as an external guide used to assess the capacity and efficiency of a PRSS program, in that programs that are applying for accreditation will be evaluated on the extent to which they can demonstrate their ability to meet the standards. But the standards can also be considered a guide that a PRSS program can use to conduct a self-inventory, to learn more about areas of excellence and the areas that may need improvement. The second webinar in the accreditation series is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the standards. This session is designed to:

  • Identify the elements of the CAPRSS standards taxonomy and how they relate
  • Describe the core domains and standards
  • Discuss how peer reviewers–and PRSS programs– will use standards, criteria, and elements of performance in the accreditation process.

This session begins at 12:00 ET and lasts 60-minutes, this includes time for your questions.

Upcoming Webinars

At this time no webinars are scheduled.

Accreditation academy

CAPRSS Accreditation Academy  March 9th & 10th

Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church

3140 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores


Accreditation Academy is a two-day intensive training specific to the national standards for Peer Recovery Support Service (PRSS) delivery.   Participants will learn about the accreditation process, the standards and elements of performance to better prepare their organizations and PRSS programs for CAPRSS Accreditation. For organizations and programs newer to PRSS delivery, this academy identifies key building blocks for service build up and build out. Participants will also be able to create a strategic plan to address areas for infrastructure build out as it pertains to meeting national standards and delivering authentic and transparent Peer Recovery Support Services to the communities they serve.