ADVOCATING FOR RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES NATIONWIDE
For many individuals with substance use conditions and their families, the provision of recovery support services (RSS) is critical to achieving a greater quality of life. Yet, RSS are often insufficiently funded throughout the prevention, treatment, and recovery continuum of care largely due to funding constraints and a lack of information about alternative funding options. RSS are wide-ranging and should be provided based on the needs of individuals and their families. RSS are nonclinical services that assist individuals and families working toward recovery from substance use conditions. They include social supports and services such as child care, employment services, housing, peer coaching, and drug-free social activities.
Strategies for Advancing Recovery Support Services Nationwide- October 24, 2016. Congressional Briefing sponsored by the Addiction Policy Forum and Faces & Voices of Recovery. View video above.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Faces & Voices of Recovery provides guidance and expertise on the implementation and delivery of effective recovery support services.
We can help:
- Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs)
- Treatment agencies
- Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs)
- City, county and state government entities
- Professional associations
- Emergency departments and other health care providers
- Law enforcement and criminal justice agencies
- Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and other payers
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
- Faith-Based Communities
- Philanthropic organizations
The National Recovery Institute (NRI) is Faces & Voices of Recovery's primary vehicle for delivering training, technical assistance, evaluation, research, translation, and capacity building products and services to support individuals, organizations and states on topics related to recovery support services and policy development. The team is always working on the next round of groundbreaking offerings for recovery support providers and other related entities.
The Recovery Data Platform (RDP) is a cloud-based software solution developed in part by Faces & Voices of Recovery and Recovery Trek. The platform aids RCO’s and Peer Service Providers with the tools and assessments needed to effectively implement peer recovery coaching programs and other recovery support services. Through the use of robust reporting and scheduling tools, RDP provides organizations better outcomes data and service management tools.
The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS) is the only accrediting body in the US for recovery community organizations (RCOs) and other programs offering addiction peer recovery support services (PRSS). CAPRSS offers a recovery-oriented accreditation program that:
- helps emerging and established RCOs and peer programs to build capacity;
- improves the performance of organizations and programs providing peer services by setting and measuring the achievement of standards; and
- increases accountability of peer services providers to funders, the public, and the field.