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

A Focus on Solutions - A Monthly Virtual Learning Community

WHO: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Peer Support Coalition of Florida, Inc., Floridians for Recovery, The Florida Department of Children and families, and Faces & Voices of Recovery are pleased to announce this opportunity for stakeholders to have the chance to share information, updates, and resources. Anyone interested in supporting the development of recovery community organizations is welcome to join! There is not registration necessary.

WHAT: Please join us in this virtual community for 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 at all possible, please plan to join via your computer, tablet, or app on your phone.


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

WHEN: From 11:00-12:15 PM the 4th Thursday of every month.

Date Topic
July 25th, 2019 RCO's and Peer Networks
August 22nd, 2019 Public Policy and Advocacy
September 26th, 2019 Developing Partnerships in the Community
October 24th, 2019 Trauma Informed for RCOs
November 21st, 2019 Compassion Fatigue
December 19th, 2019 Peer Supervision

Recovery Ambassador Training

Join the Movement!  Be the Solution!

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 made possible through funding from the Florida Department of Children and Families. People in recovery are especially encouraged to engage in this initiative to grow and lead the recovery community movement in Florida.

LEARN ABOUT: The myths and facts about addiction; stigma and discrimination; the science behind the recovery process; using personal stories to raise awareness; effective advocacy; building community connections to strengthen recovery; Innovative recovery support services; 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.

Date City Address
July 23-24, 2019 Miami United Way of Miami-Dade, Ryder Room
3250 SW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
August 19-20, 2019 Orlando Valencia College
8600 Valencia College Drive, Room 136
Orlando, FL 32835
August 29-30, 2019 Daytona Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church
3140 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

RCO Bootcamp

Recovery Community Organization (RCO) Development Training

INVITATION ONLY! Free 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.

Date City Address
July 29-30, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale South Florida Wellness Network
5225 NW 33rd Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33309
August 26-27, 2019 Tampa DACCO Behavioral Health
4422 E Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
September 2-3, 2019 Miami United Way of Miami-Dade, Ryder Room
3250 SW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

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.

To register for this webinar, please navigate to our registration page at caprss.org.

Accreditation 101 - June 10, 2019 | 12:30 pm EDT

Accreditation 201 - July 15, 2019 | 12:30 pm EDT

Each session lasts 60-minutes, and includes time for your questions.  All are welcome!

Accreditation academy

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.

Date City Address
September 19-20, 2019 Orlando Nova Southeastern University
4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839