About Us

The Foundation of Recovery promotes the positive impact of addiction, behavioral health and co-occurring recovery, in our communities, to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by this disease.  We work to foster a safe and supportive environment for peer-centered education, services and engagement.  Our programs and partnerships open pathways to recovery by removing social barriers and creating opportunities for those seeking and maintaining long-term recovery.

Our vision is that addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders are recognized as treatable and that individual and family recovery is seen as an acceptable and sought after means for achieving a balanced and healthy life. The Foundation for Recovery promotes and highlights the positive experiences of people in long-term recovery and focuses our programs and initiatives on facilitating the benefits of recovery.

The Foundation will…

  • Be a resource for knowledge, information, and original research about effective approaches and best-practices for recovery from the disease of addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders.  
  • Partner with community organizations to provide education, training, and research opportunities to further our mission.
  • Facilitate opportunities for individuals and families to find their path to long-term recovery from addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
  • Advocate for the recovery community, our families, and allies to have access to appropriate opportunities to find pathways to recovery from addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders. That accessibility to appropriate health care pathways is not restricted by inappropriate public policy, unfair regulations, and other discriminatory practices.
  • Provide a forum for the recovery community, our families, and our allies to clearly communicate information about addiction and recovery in its many forms.

CORE VALUES, PRINCIPLES, and BELIEFS

From our vision stems these core values: to inform, educate, facilitate, organize, advocate, and serve. These are our guiding principles and our closely held beliefs about how we will accomplish our mission and vision. These values inspire all our activities. Promoting Co-Occurring addiction and mental illness awareness, promotion and education for a healthier lifestyle are also inclusive of the Foundation’s core values, principals and beliefs.

Inform about addiction and recovery.

Educate to enhance knowledge.

Facilitate pathways to recovery.

Organize community stakeholders.

Advocate to reduce stigmas and barriers.

Serve our community

We INFORM parents, families, children, and the public about addiction and recovery

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) recognizes that that putting the right information into the right hands can have a profound effect. FFR provides trainings, workshops, and educational opportunities for both children and adults to learn about both the dangers of substance use and the recovery opportunities available for those who have already been affected by the disease of addiction and/or who are experiencing mental health symptoms. FFR also offers information on warning signs, early intervention and prevention strategies, and local community resources.

Foundation for Recovery has several initiatives that improve awareness of addiction, mental illness and recovery, increase recovery capital, provide education to professionals and the community provides on-on-one support to individuals and their families, and advocate for change. The Peer Recovery Center, currently the only one in Nevada, where individuals in recovery from substance use, mental illness or co-occurring disorders, can receive recovery support, provides access to vital community resources and agencies, parenting classes, HSE preparation, wellness information and access to computers, phones and employment resources.

Some of the many ways the Foundation for Recovery is helping to inform our community and children are:

  • Community Workshops
  • Presentations focusing on ways parents can help prevent substance abuse.
  • Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors and Caregivers.
  • Training and Workshops for addiction professionals, researchers, educators, students, and others to provide up to date information about substance abuse treatment and recovery.
  • Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid (evidence based).
  • NV RADAR Site (Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource Center).

 Community Events / Outreach

  • Southern Nevada Rally for Recovery
  • Wellness and educational fairs
  • “The Rooms” an affordable meeting space for support groups, 24/7/365
  • Peer Support Services, including a Peer Recovery Support Specialist training
  • Youth/School Outreach Program HYPER (Helping Young People Experience Recovery), provides a wide variety of resources, programs and services to young people in the community related to alcohol and other drugs
  • HYPER meetings and events are also available at UNLV and CSN campuses focusing on collegiate recovery initiatives.
  • The Recovery Bus, which houses a mobile archive of addiction and recovery.

Major Events:

  • Gala for Recovery – spring of each year.
  • Golf “Fore” Recovery – fall of each year.

We support EDUCATION and training that enhance the field’s knowledge base

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) supports and provides forums for the academic, professional, and peer-based community to enhance the field’s knowledge base, technology, and overall competency in the field of addiction recovery, mental illness and co-occurring disorders. FFR maintains an Addiction Recovery Study Center, which contains an exhaustive range of academic and history-based research materials for students, educators, researchers, and professionals.

In 2009, FFR launched its first Recovery Conference, which featured expert speakers, poster presentations, and a forum for the addiction recovery community to share knowledge, best practices, and current technologies. Currently, FFR collaborates with national, regional, state and local agencies to continue to educate and share knowledge about best practices and current technologies.

Some of the ways the Foundation is supporting education and training in the field are

  • Peer Recovery Specialist trainings – Peer Coaching
  • Online and in-person continuing education unit (CEU) offerings
  • Community educational trainings and classes
  • Training and Workshops for addiction professionals, researchers, educators, students, and others to provide up to date information about substance abuse treatment and recovery.
  • Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid (evidence based).

 We FACILITATE and assist with identifying pathways to treatment and recovery for individuals and families

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) assists individuals and families seeking treatment and recovery by providing updated information on community resources, including a national database of treatment facilities, interventionists, transitional living environments, co-occurring disorders and other resources. FFR also provides opportunities for peer-support recovery services by identifying and training individuals who are skilled at delivering comprehensive life skills and transitional services.

Additionally, FFR has available the Pain in Recovery Support Group, which serves as an opportunity for individuals in recovery to assist and support each other with issues related to chronic pain, medications, and other interventions. FFR offers starter kit materials and resources for anyone wishing to start a Pain in Recovery Support Group in their local community.

Some of the ways the Foundation is facilitating pathways to recovery include:

  • Comprehensive information on local and national resources
  • Peer-based recovery services
  • Pain in Recovery Support Group

We ORGANIZE and partner with community and government agencies and stakeholders to better coordinate and deliver information and services

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) believes that through strategic partnerships and coalitions, communities can better deliver relevant information and services to those in need. The Foundation is committed to organizing a coalition of community organizations, government agencies, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that information is disseminated in an efficient manner and that each organization’s strength is leveraged by the coalition as a whole. FFR’s work with partner organizations assists in creating drug-free communities and ensures that treatment resources are made available to those seeking recovery.

Some of the ways the Foundation organizes and partners with like-minded agencies include:

o   Works directly with Las Vegas Metro and other law enforcement groups to provide drug-free education and awareness

o   Works with the 8th Circuit Courts to provide information and resources to offenders who are participating in the Specialty Court programs

o   Participates in and provides coalition services to better distribute funds earmarked for drug-free community, prevention, and other recovery-related services

o   Organizes volunteers to provide trainings and other assistance to those seeking information on recovery and treatment services

We ADVOCATE to reduce the stigma of addiction and all barriers that prevent addicts and families from choosing recovery 

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) recognizes that there is still a lot of work to be done to reduce and eliminate the stigmas and misinformation regarding addiction and recovery, as well as the social, political, and legal barriers for those seeking recovery. The Foundation, through its efforts, is addressing these stigmas and barriers by supporting and providing public awareness programs, public image campaigns, media trainings, and other public education presentations highlighting the positive impact of recovery in the community.

The Foundation is one of the founding supporters of Faces and Voices of Recovery, a national organization that represents the millions of people nationwide who are in long-term recovery.  Through our partnership with Faces and Voices, the Foundation provides training and access to the millions of stories that support and confirm the efficacy of recovery. Our partnership with Faces and Voices also helps to ensure that current and future policy makers promote legislation and regulations that are nondiscriminatory and enhance access to treatment and recovery.

Some of the ways the Foundation advocates for those seeking or who have chosen recovery include:

  • Partnership with Faces and Voices of Recovery
  • Support and promotion of the Recovery Bill of Rights
  • Public Image and Awareness Campaigns
  • Trainings for recovery advocates
  • Expert commentary and analysis of social, political, and legal issues related to addiction and recovery
  • –          Resource for local media outlets when discussing addiction and recovery-related topics

 We SERVE our community and the needs of those in recovery

Foundation for Recovery (FFR) is dedicated to serving the needs of our local community and those individuals who have found recovery. We provide opportunities and forums for recovery organizations, mutual support groups, and recovering individuals to meet and integrate with the community. FFR, through its program, The Rooms, offers space for twelve-step and other mutual support groups to hold their meetings and special events. The Foundation also provides an adjacent training room available for use to provide other trainings that enhance and compliment recovery support services.

FFR provides mobile trainings, displays, and other information through its retrofitted bus. FFR’s mobile efforts are available for health fairs, conferences and conventions, schools, and other off-site events and provides a fun and exciting way for individuals and families to learn about the history of addiction recovery, as well as current trends and emerging technologies.

Some of the ways the Foundation serves our community are:

  • The Rooms, which provides a safe and comfortable environment for recovery and support groups to meet and hold events
  • FFR’s training rooms available for community trainings that enhance recovery support services
  • Workshops and trainings for families and individuals seeking to learn about or enhance their knowledge of addiction recovery
  • Mobile displays, kiosks, and information provided by FFR’s recovery bus
  • Training peers with addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders to enhance their skills and prepare them for potential employment.

We Inform.

We Educate.

We Facilitate.

We Organize

We Advocate.

…We Serve.

Foundation for Recovery offers services and support to help people access and sustain long-term recovery in the community, and is committed to increasing recovery capital for all those we serve. FFR has been tireless in its efforts to introduce and promote recovery concepts, as well as peer led and other recovery support services to behavioral health providers, policy makers, and other community leaders.

Nevada’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) certified the Foundation for Recovery as a prevention organization in 2011. In 2012, FFR was certified by SAPTA to provide 0.5 level early intervention services. This includes curriculum based educational experiences focused on helping individuals recognize and avoid harmful or inappropriate substance use, and case management for referral to community social services.

FFR has made considerable gains in the past year both organizationally and in its services and initiatives. FFR developed and implemented the first Recovery Support Specialist training and Peer Recovery Support Center in Nevada and works with people at all stages of recovery. The majority of these individuals experience barriers accessing and navigating a variety of services – from food and housing to employment and medical care. Helping individuals access these services has become one of FFR’s primary functions.

Organizationally, FFR has also made great strides by putting together a team of individuals who understand addiction and recovery, are skilled at organizational development, have excellent communication and marketing skills and are committed to increasing recovery services and information in Nevada. FFR employs long-range strategies for infusing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care into FFR’s current strategies focusing on those who are seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. FFR’s overarching goals are to help people initiate and maintain recovery, enhance their quality of life, promote recovery and dismiss the stigma associated with it by demonstrating that recovery is an integral part of the new health care environment.

OUR MISSION

The Foundation of Recovery promotes the positive impact of addiction, behavioral health and co-occurring recovery, in our communities, to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by this disease.  We work to foster a safe and supportive environment for peer-centered education, services and engagement.  Our programs and partnerships open pathways to recovery by removing social barriers and creating opportunities for those seeking and maintaining long-term recovery.

 

OUR VISION

Our vision is that addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders are recognized as treatable and that individual and family recovery is seen as an acceptable and sought after means for achieving a balanced and healthy life. The Foundation for Recovery promotes and highlights the positive experiences of people in long-term recovery and focuses our programs and initiatives on facilitating the benefits of recovery.

 

OUR SIX INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS:

Inform

We INFORM parents, families, children and the public about long-term recovery from addiction and/or other mental health challenges.

Organize

We ORGANIZE community partners, stakeholders and government agencies to better coordinate and deliver behavioral health information and services.

Educate

We support EDUCATION and trainings that enhance the behavior health field’s knowledge base.

Advocate

We ADVOCATE to reduce the stigma of addiction and all barriers that prevent addicts and families from choosing recovery.

Serve

We SERVE our community and the needs of those in or seeking recovery.

Facilitate

We FACILITATE by helping people identify and achieve their person-centered and individual pathways to sustained recovery.