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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.  Topics include: Developing Partnerships in the Community, Trauma/Trauma-Informed Care, Compassion Fatigue, Peer Supervision, Peer Workforce Development, Organizational Wellness,Sustainability & Grant Writing and more.

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

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.

Register to attend here

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

Date Topic
October 24th, 2019 Trauma Informed Care for RCOs
November 21st, 2019 Compassion Fatigue
December 19th, 2019 Peer Supervision

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.

December 3 & 4, 2019 - Del Ray Beach-Register HERE

December 12 & 13, 2019-Sarasota-Registration HERE

February 20 & 21, 2020- Gainesville-Register HERE.

April 9 & 10, 2020-Marathon-Registration Available Soon.

June 11 & 12, 2020- Lakeland- Registration Available Soon.

September 10 & 11, 2020- Tallahassee- 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.

December 11 & 12, 2019- Miami- Register HERE.

Miami location: The Landing at MIA, 7415 Corporate Center Drive, Suite H, Miami, FL 33126, Key Biscayne and Everglades Rooms.


January 16 & 17, 2020-Jacksonville-Registration Available Soon!

March 11 & 12, 2020-Homestead-Registration Available Soon!

June 17 & 18, 2020-Ocala-Registration Available Soon!

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.

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

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.


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.