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) 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.

Our training and resources are now offered VIRTUALLY due to COVID-19 to allow more individuals to get engaged. (On-site training will resume when appropriate). See the information below for numerous ways to get involved:

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

Virtual 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 careers. 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

Lunch and Learn Virtual Monthly Learning Community

WHO: Anyone interested in supporting the development of recovery community organizations is welcome to join! 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 lunch and learn-ing community that can be joined by following the links next to each date to register. If possible, please plan to join via your computer, tablet, or app on your phone a few minutes ahead of time.

Time: 12:00pm ET

WHEN: The fourth Friday at noon, except for the months of May, September, November, and December:

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

RCO Bootcamp

The RCO Bootcamp is designed for new and emerging recovery community organization (RCO) directors, program managers, board members, and key staff. The RCO Bootcamp covers all the basics to help establish policies and procedures to build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on governance, sustainability, ethics & boundaries, peer supervision, staff development, advocacy, and much more.

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CAPRSS ACCREDitation 101

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.

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CAPRSS ACCREDitation 201

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.

Sorry, there are no trainings scheduled at this time. 

CAPRSS ACCREDitation Academy

The Academy will consist of an in-depth look at national standards, criteria, and elements of performance for the excellence of peer recovery support service delivery. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas to grow and strengthen their organizations to meet accreditation standards and build sustainability and longevity in their communities.

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financial sustainability & Resilience

This training also builds on the information covered in the RCO Bootcamp training and moves RCOs towards charting a course for financial stability. Training attendees will leave this training with specific 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year sustainability plans. It is helpful for RCOs to have previously attended an RCO Bootcamp.

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Organizational development

The Faces & Voices Organizational Development 3-day training is designed for managers and other staff involved in the initial organizational development phase and/or in helping evolve and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of an existing organization. The training will use a mixture of interactive approaches including facilitator input, group work, and individual activities, and will provide the practical skills and techniques needed to make better decisions and see greater program impact. Topics covered include SWOT Analysis, Board Development, Infrastructure Development, Ethics, Policies and Procedures, Sustainability Planning, and Communications Planning. 

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