Unite and Support


The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional, and statewide Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs).

ARCO is a membership program that brings together new, emerging and established RCOs to build the unified voice of the organized recovery community.

ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies through networking opportunities and sharing resources. We are committed to advocating for policies and funding to develop and strengthen organizations led and governed by the recovery community.


Benefits of Membership


2021 ARCO Programmatic Evaluation Report

January 11, 2022

In February of 2020, I began my position with Faces & Voices of Recovery. With experience in grassroots organizing, working with RCOs and state systems, and peer training facilitation and…

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Virtual Shift

January 22, 2021

2020 was a challenging time. It may have looked different. We may have had less hugs and more virtual high-fives, but we were still able to accomplish amazing things. This…

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Emergency Preparedness for Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s)

July 8, 2021

Target audience Recovery Community Organization staff (both admin and direct service clinicians/peers), board members, volunteers, community allies, etc. The goal is that attendees can share knowledge, skills and tools within…

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2020 America Honors Recovery

February 3, 2020

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ARCO Mid-Year Retreat

December 3, 2019

The 2020 ARCO Mid-year Retreat will focus on Leadership Development.  Connecting with both new and experienced RCO leaders helps to build local capacity and grows the national RCO movement.  Come…

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National Standards of Best Practices for Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs)

To ensure fidelity to the recovery community organization model, Faces & Voices of Recovery, RCOs across the nation, and stakeholders have identified the following as national best practices for recovery community organizations.

Lobbying Rules for Non-Profits

Keeping it Legal: Lobbying Rules for Nonprofits

Guidelines and rules for making the most out of your advocacy efforts.

Advocacy with Anonymity

There are tens of thousands of people across our country just like you who want to speak out about their recovery experiences while honoring the principles that have worked so well for so many. This pamphlet answers questions that people who want to speak out are asking as they think about how to share their experiences and make it possible for others to get the help they need.

Federal policy and Advocacy Priorities (2021-2022)

on January 21, 2021, Faces & Voices announced federal policy and advocacy priorities for 2021 and 2022. We invite you to take these priorities with you. Cultivate the diverse voices of individuals and their families affected by addiction. In your community or on Capitol Hill, carry these priorities with intention. Sow the expectation of recovery and raise your voice – we’ve got growing to do.


ARCO Members on the Map

There are over 140 ARCO members and growing steadily, apply today to be part of the family and grow with us.

ARCO members are organized across the US to work more effectively with national organizations (ARCO Partners) to affect positive change. We’re also organizing internationally and welcome our friends from abroad to join us.

Apply for ARCO Membership

Faces & Voices of Recovery welcomes all local, regional, statewide, and national non-profit organizations that are led and governed by the people in recovery from substance use disorders and their families, friends, and allies to apply to join.