Looking for a recovery community center near you?
PRCC works with a network of recovery community centers throughout Maine. For those communities without a recovery community center, we can provide coaching and assistance to help start one.
Click here to download a printable statewide map: https://portlandrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/PRCC-MAP-Final_092122-1.pdf
What is a recovery community center?
Recovery community centers (organizations) provide peer recovery support services, organize recovery-focused advocacy activities, and carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs. They are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by people in recovery. The broadly defined recovery community – people in long-term recovery, their families, friends and allies, including recovery-focused addiction and recovery professionals – includes organizations whose members reflect religious, spiritual and secular pathways of recovery. The sole mission of a recovery community center (organization) is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. Public education, policy advocacy and peer-based recovery support services are the strategies through which this mission is achieved.
The Recovery Community Organizations: Toward a Working Definition and Description (Valentine, White, & Taylor, 07) Adapted.
Recovery Community Centers in Maine
In recent years, Maine has gained a multitude of recovery community centers throughout the state. As of June 2022, a total of 17 centers serves their local recovery communities through peer support, advocacy, and education. Each recovery community center provides support, education, and individual resources to enhance community members' ability to heal, strengthen, and grow in their recovery pathway, throughout all stages of their journey.
How to start a center
PRCC serves as Maine’s Recovery Hub, providing guidance, technical support, and networking opportunities for new and developing recovery community centers in Maine.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need any kind of assistance to Nicole Proctor, Program Director of the Maine Recovery Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRCC’s vision is that every person affected by addiction in Maine will have direct access to a local recovery community center. Together we are living proof that recovery is possible.