Faces & Voices of Recovery Mississippi (Statewide Agency)
Curtis Oliver, Founder & President
Brookhaven, MS 39601
ARCO Charter Member
Engaged Recovery Community Services
Shelley Johnson, Founder & President
360 Comet Drive, Suite E
Jackson, MS 39206
Addiction Recovery Resources
Keith Henry, Founder & President
1800 West Main Street, Suite 108
Tupelo, MS 38801
Southern Recovery Advocacy
Josh Horton, Founder & President
P.O. Box 2603
The Mississippi Recovery Community Organization Collaborative (MSRCOC) is composed of member RCOs throughout the state working together to expand services and support for those in recovery. These organizations, led by Faces & Voices of Recovery Mississippi, host joint statewide annual events including Recovery Month and the Recovery Summit, Rally, and Legislative Day. By adhering to common principles and core practices, we present a united face for RCOs around the state and work to secure contracts with state agencies and organizations on behalf of the local RCOs. It is the mission of Faces & Voices of Recovery Mississippi and the Collaborative to have an RCO in every county. By working together, we gain the attention of state agencies, legislators, and national level organizations that help to fund our efforts. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the application below and submit it to email@example.com. Instructions for application are included in the document below.
FACES AND VOICES OF RECOVERY - MISSISSIPPI
Guiding Principles of Recovery Community Organizations
Recovery community organizations focus on the reality of long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs for over 20 million Americans and their families. The recovery community organization, its leaders, and members have a singular goal: enhancing the quantity and quality of support available to people seeking and experiencing long-term recovery from addiction.
Authenticity of Voice
Authenticity of voice means representing the interests of communities of recovery. A guiding principle is self-governance, mutual aid and support. Recovery community organizations are developing to serve communities, with leadership by and for community members.Accountability to the Recovery Community
Accountability to the Recovery Community
Recovery community organizations’ credibility and effectiveness depends on their ability to be accountable and responsive to the community they work in and with. In most cases, this means being an independent, stand-alone nonprofit organization, where they can manage their relationships with other organizations.
“The recovery community organization’s real strength is drawn not from its links to other service organizations but from the authentic voice of the individuals in the recovery community who relate to and actively support it.”
-Faces and Voices of Recovery
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO)?
Recovery community organizations are created by people in personal and/or family recovery in response to unmet needs in their communities. These organizations generally provide peer based and other recovery supportive services, public education and recovery advocacy.
Who is the recovery community?
The recovery community is people in or seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends and allies.
What is recovery advocacy?
Recovery advocacy is people standing up for recovery, delivering the power and proof of recovery to our communities. Working together we work to change public perception, and ultimately the public response to addiction. It is working for those effected by addiction to be received with dignity, respect, and nondiscriminatory care on the same basis as people with other health conditions.
Why should I join the collaborative?
The collaborative offers support and training for new RCOs based upon years of research and experience. Our goal is to present with one voice across Mississippi to positively impact those in recovery.
Expanding Mississippi Recovery Support