Executive Director, Phillip Valentine, traveled to Wales and the United Kingdom to speak on the power of recovery and the recovery community organization model. Phil attended the grand opening of the Newcastle Gateshead Recovery Centre, a recovery center modeled after CCAR.
CCAR wide strategic plan was conducted outlining agency priorities for upcoming years.
Yoly Lebron was promoted to Director of Administrator/Human Resource Officer role
Recovery Works hires new Coordinator; 203 individuals referred to program, 54 completed it and 56 gained employment.
Ken Aligata, CCAR volunteer and supporter, hired as Community Educator to conduct outreach to providers and individuals in treatment programs. 16 trainings conducted reached 226 participants.
The number of recoverees that received Telephone Recovery Support calls tripled, with volunteers calling nearly 650 people each week.
BRCC supported Keytrain, an initiative that prepared people to become more employable.
CCAR Recovery Community Centers saw more than 35,000 visitors, hosted 38 different trainings, and held 375 other events.
CCAR’s Telephone Recovery Support model expanded to Minnesota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, and the United Kingdom.
The Recovery Coach Academy was held 4 times and trained 124 coaches representing 28 states; 32 scholarships were provided to CCAR volunteers.
Recovery Coach Academy model trained total of 958 coaches nationwide.
317 CCAR volunteers contributed over 20,438 hours of service.
The Bill Leary and Judith Stonger Leadership Scholarship Program was established to provide opportunities for people who have participated in CCAR programs to enhance their leadership skills through formal training, mentoring and related opportunities.
CCAR launched a new event, the CCAR Cup golf tournament.
Phillip Valentine, Executive Director, trained Recovery Coach Academies in Vietnam and Canada as well as several states across the US.
The 2nd Annual Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference was held in Punta Gorda Florida. Bill White author of Slaying the Dragon, Don Coyhis founder of White Bison, and Mark Lundholm were amongst the presenters.
We launched our Emergency Department Recovery Coach (EDRC) Program with funding from DMHAS. EDRC’s are dispatched to Emergency Departments to meet with patients who are experiencing a medical crisis caused by their alcohol or substance abuse. Due to the programs growth the number of Emergency Department Recovery Coaches grew from 3 to 9.
Our 3 Recovery Centers and Young Adult and Family Program saw over 30,000 visits by 4325 individuals seeking the hope and healing power of recovery.
Recovery Support Services held 1817 groups with over 21000 attendees, facilitated 337 trainings on a variety of topics, and in partnership with Beacon Health delivered over 35 educational groups on Medicated Assisted Recovery.
Made lasting connections with the CT Judicial Branch’s Community Courts and the CT Department of Labor’s return to Work program.
John Schwartz, CCAR Willimantic Recovery Center (WRCC) Manager, became a certified SMART Recovery facilitator. WRCC established the areas first SMART Recovery Meeting.
Young Adult and Family Program moved to a new location in Derby, CT.
308 volunteers volunteered a record 28,841 hours of their time to CCAR. This translates to roughly $844,760 worth of volunteer time. Amazingly, seven of our volunteers contributed 500 hours each to CCAR.
CCAR Administration moved to the CT Nonprofit Center on Charter Oak Ave in Hartford.
CCAR once again hosted the Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner, CCAR Golf Cup, and CCAR Recovery Walks!
Michael Askew, CCAR Bridgeport Recovery Center Manager, won the prestigious Vernon Johnson Award for Advocacy by America Honors Recovery in Washington DC.
Over 20,000 participants trained in the CART (Center for Addiction Recovery Training) model, through 6 different curriculums. Over 590 trainings were held throughout the country and abroad.