COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

People in recovery have overcome much adversity so in many ways they are uniquely prepared mentally and emotionally to cope with the difficulties they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, what they are not used to in recovery is isolation and social distancing.

At Faces & Voices of Recovery, we are incredibly proud of the way the members of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) have stepped up to the challenge of keeping their peers engaged in recovery support services despite the countless obstacles they are facing.  We’ve spotlighted several ARCO members and their amazing efforts here.  Find an RCO near you and visit their websites to see what they're doing to provide virtual peer support here.

Below, you'll find additional resources our team has worked to compile.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latino communities in the U.S.

May 13, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed deep-seated inequities in health care for communities of color, and amplifies social and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. Recent news reports indicate that the pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color, compounding longstanding racial disparities. Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latino communities…

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Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 9, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule announcing the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). The Paycheck Protection Program and loan forgiveness are intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely…

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Expired: SAMHSA Grant Announcement

Apr 1, 2020

The deadline for this announcement has passed. SAMHSA just released a grant announcement for Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19.  Although only States, Territories and Tribal Communities are eligible applicants, they must clearly define the direct services they will provide with the money, and should include funding for RCOs in their…

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Introduction to Virtual Support Services

Mar 20, 2020

NOTE: This is a 90-minute introduction video only.  The complete 3 day training is available to be delivered to your organization either virtually or on-site through the National Recovery Institute.  For training inquiries contact nri@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org. Topics covered: – The history, benefits & types of Virtual Recovery Support Services (VRSS) – The current environment – Ethical…

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