About The RECOVER ProjectThe RECOVER Project is a safe, welcoming community that supports recovery by sharing the wisdom of our lived experience and strengthens our community through full participation. We create resource connections, advocate to overcome barriers and promote the reality that recovery is possible for all. Participate, Grow, Recover.
We provide peer-to-peer support based on the guiding principles that people can and do recover from alcohol and drug addiction, and that competence and wisdom reside in those with lived experience.
We are here to foster recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as to support individuals and their families as they make their recovery journeys.
We’ve built a community of individuals and families who have lived experience with addiction and recovery. We host bi-weekly community meetings to discuss relevant information, provide feedback, brainstorm new program ideas, make decisions and develop policies.
The RECOVER Project, located at 68 Federal Street in Greenfield, MA, is one of ten recovery support centers funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services in Massachusetts. Since its inception in 2003, the RP’s community-centered peer recovery resources and supports have been growing and evolving. “From the Ground Up: How to Build Your Own Peer to Peer Recovery Center,” is a manual developed by RP members which has caught a spark and is fueling the fire of the burgeoning peer recovery movement. You can view the manual here.
The RECOVER Project (RP) provides trauma-informed supports based on the guiding principles that people can and do recover from alcohol and drug addiction and that competence and wisdom reside in those with lived experience. People at all points on the recovery continuum of care are offered the safe, respectful, space to develop healthy relationships, participate in a supportive community, develop new interests, attend alternative healing arts activities, practice new social skills, and hone unique talents. Members of the RP community find opportunities to both give and receive support through a variety of educational, volunteer, social, and skill building activities that help to overcome emotional and social isolation, develop strengths, build leadership capacity, and prevent relapse. Information about other community resources that support recovery in all its complexity and forms are always available at the RECOVER Project.
The peer recovery movement is exploding across this country and throughout the world. The fact that peer recovery has been happening in Greenfield since 2003 is a big story. Our vision is to create a net of recovery-informed organizations and individuals throughout Greenfield. This net will be ever widening, ever deepening, to allow for sustained recovery by removing barriers that exist via stigma, outdated social policies, antiquated healthcare practices, and commonplace ignorance. We carry hope, opportunity, and experience to anyone seeking help with our mantra: participate, grow, RECOVER!