As a recovery community organization, PRCC’s mission is to provide support education and resources for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine.

PRCC’s vision is that every person affected by addiction in Maine will have direct access to a local recovery community center that provides support groups, education, and individual resources to enhance their ability to heal, strengthen and grow in their recovery pathway, throughout all stages of their journey.

PRCC on Forest Avenue in Portland provides a safe haven for people in recovery and offers a home for meetings and activities devoted to recovery from substance use disorder and other addictions. PRCC is operated by staff and volunteers who are passionate about recovery, and every activity is designed to help people with their daily recovery efforts.

Our center welcomes all who are taking steps to recover.

PRCC offers peer support to individuals who use a variety of recovery pathways and we honor each person’s unique recovery journey.  We know from experience that successful recovery from drugs and alcohol requires support from others.  

We carry hope and support to those who recover and their loved ones in a community setting. By serving as positive community members, we demonstrate that recovery works to transform lives.


  • PRCC promotes self-determination, equality, and respect for people in recovery.

  • PRCC’s programs, services, and groups are member driven and open to all who wish to participate. Membership and programs are offered free of charge.

  • PRCC honors, respects, and supports many pathways of recovery.

  • PRCC recognizes the hope and possibility of sustainable recovery and that each person’s recovery journey is uniquely their own.

  • PRCC promotes a holistic approach to recovery, which is infused in all programs, outreach activities, and partnerships.

  • PRCC is committed to honest and ethical stewardship of resources and of our members gifts and service to the community.

  • PRCC embraces families, friends, and allies, and views recovery as involving a broad circle of community.

  • PRCC advocates and mobilizes the voices of people in recovery in defining solutions to addiction and strategies for supporting recovery.

  • PRCC seeks to collaborate, share its experience, and assist other recovery community organizations in building equal opportunity state-wide for access to recovery resources and supports.

  • PRCC believes in the power of love and service as central to recovery. We speak and act from the heart.