We Celebrate Recovery!
Celebrating recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a core principle of the recovery advocacy movement. For the millions of Americas who once had a problem with alcohol and drugs but no longer do, we commend your strength and resilience!
Faces & Voices of Recovery is pleased to host an annual awards ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of individuals who are making a difference in their own communities. They are stepping up and out of the shadows to become part of the solution by sharing their stories, helping others and advocating on the local and national level.
NOMINATE AN AWARDEE
We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Joel Hernandez Award and the Vernon Johnson Awards!
Awards will be presented on Monday June 17, 2019 at the America Honors Recovery Awards Dinner & Gala in Washington, D.C. Learn more about America Honors Recovery HERE.
Award nomination information can be found on each award's page below. NOTE: Nominations are not accepted for the William L. White Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, the LIsa Mojer-Torres Award or the Voice of Recovery Award. These awardees are selected by the Faces & Voices of Recovery Board of Directors.
Deadline for nominations is April 19, 2019.
The Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award recognizes one local, state or regional recovery community organization for its success in assessing the specific needs of their community and carrying out a vision and mission of mobilizing resources within and outside the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Nominate an organization for this award and learn more about Joel Hernandez and his legacy HERE
The Vernon Johnson award honors the legacy of a man who devoted his life to spreading the message of recovery and helping others find recovery. Johnson was a person in long-term recovery and an Episcopal priest. In 1966 he co-founded the Johnson Institute, named in his honor. The Johnson Institute trained people in recovery to carry their stories to decision-makers and others.
Nominate individuals for this award and learn more about Vernon Johnson HERE.
The Lisa Mojer-Torres Award honors a tenacious fighter who believed in the dignity and rights of every person. Her inquiring and challenging mind offered new insights and by example, she encouraged us to stand up and speak out on behalf of all pathways to recovery, including the use of medications. She was instrumental in the founding of Faces & Voices of Recovery.
Learn more about Lisa Mojer-Torres and see past awardees HERE.
The William L. White Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award honors the tremendous contributions made to the recovery advocacy movement, in honor of William L. White, renowned recovery historian and author.
Learn more about William White and see past awardees HERE