The mission of SOS Recovery Community Organization is to reduce stigma and harm associated with addictive disorders by providing safe space and peer-based supports for people in all stages of recovery.
SOS Recovery Community envisions a world where recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is possible and widely embraced through low-barrier access to inclusive and respectful support, and where all who seek long-term recovery have access to the care and resources they need to achieve their self-defined goals.
Peer-Based Recovery Support
Available at our Recovery Community Centers
What is a Recovery Coach?
A Recovery Coach can be anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. Our main staff and volunteer base is composed of Recovery Coaches who have completed the 30-hour CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, 14-hour CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches course, have been vetted by the recovery community and the Goodwin Community Health volunteer screening process, and adhere to ethical guidelines of both SOS and Goodwin.
What do Recovery Coaches do?
Our Coaches help people navigate a life of recovery from addiction regardless of a chosen recovery pathway. We are resource brokers, confidants, role models, and collaborators on solutions to difficulties that people face in addiction and recovery. Activity between the Coach and 'Recoveree' is centered around a Personal Recovery Plan developed and kept by the 'Recoveree.' We promote recovery that is self-directed, individualized and person-centered, holistic, strengths-based, and anchored by the principles of respect, responsibility, hope, and service.