The history and Annual Reports of CCAR from 2000 – 2010
Co-presented with Advocacy Unlimited, a mental health advocacy organization, on the “Recovery Basic Premises and Recovery Core Values” (Note: these values ultimately served as the basis for the DMHAS Recovery-Oriented System of Care)
Hosted 2nd Legislative Day, over 100 people attended
Started “Legacies” support group for parents who had lost children to addiction
Hosted training – Racism of the Well-Intended, Slaying the Dragon
700 attended first annual Recovery Walks! at Bushnell Park in Hartford
“Putting a Face on Recovery” video distributed to 700+
1st edition of The Recovery Herald newsletter published and distributed to 6500+
112 people attended 1st Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
CCAR formed the Recovery Technical Assistance Group (RTAG) to provide consulting, technical assistance to recovery community organizations and other entities
Held the 3rd annual Volunteer Recognition and Celebration dinner with Mark Lundholm. 221 people attended, 123 of them volunteers and 21 Presidential awards were given. The CT Attorney General also signed certificates for each of the Presidential Award recipients
CCAR won 4 DMHAS Innovative Recovery Initiative one-time grants totaling $139,000 – Oldtimers Conference, Legacy of Hope 2, Women In Recovery through Enhanced Designed (WIRED) and Recovery Coaching
DMHAS Commissioner Thomas Kirk attended a CCAR Board meeting and the discussion focused on sustainability
CCAR collaborated with a treatment provider, ADRC (Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center) and won a state grant to provide Recovery Oriented Employment Services (ROES)
With the CT Certification Board (CCB), CCAR assisted with the Recovery Support Services Conference: Promoting Recovery with Recovery Support Services. Several CCAR volunteers and staff presented.
Diane Potvin WRCC Manager was voted in as a co-chair of the DMHAS State Advisory Board
United Way contributions to CCAR topped $1,000
The 1st Recovery Coach Academy was held, a 7-day training that drew 30 participants in a “learning laboratory” model
The number of recoverees reached through Telephone Recovery Support tops 1,000
Held the 4th annual Volunteer Recognition and Celebration dinner with Mark Lundholm. 209 people attended, 108 of them volunteers and 27 Presidential awards were given. The CT Attorney General also signed certificates for each of the Presidential Award recipients.
CCAR earned a $100,000 contract form the CT Department of Correction for the Re-Entry & Recovery Project for people in the Hartford parole district.
Michael Askew returned from North Carolina to serve once again as the Manager of the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center.
DMHAS Commissioner Thomas Kirk retired. The CCAR Executive Director served on the committee to interview candidates for the position. Pat Rehmer appointed new Commissioner.
The Recovery Coach Academy was held 4 times, a 5-day training that drew participants from 13 different states.
The Recovery Technical Assistant Group expands – a recovery community organization development contract in Sioux Falls, SD; a Recovery Coach Academy in Des Moines, IA; Telephone Recovery Support TA in VA, TX; numerous speaking engagements (MN, VT, ME, NH)
CCAR had visits from several states interested in our model – Texas, New Jersey, South Dakota, Massachusetts and Vermont. Also, a gentleman from England visited the HRCC.
The number of recoverees reached through Telephone Recovery Support tops 2,000.
Recovery Walks! celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Hartford Business Journal selects CCAR Executive Director Phillip Valentine as Non-Profit Executive of the Year.
Findrecoveryhousing.com became an official e-commerce site.