Board of Directors

Debra Rhoades Elected Vice President, FOR-NY Board

We’re delighted to announce that Debra (Deb) Rhoades has been elected Vice President of the FOR-NY Board of Directors. Ms. Rhoades brings more than 30 years of valuable experience working in the addiction recovery field to the role. As a family member in recovery, she is a passionate advocate for recovery and works tirelessly to engage providers,…

Thrive! Long Island’s New RC&OC Opens its Doors!

We’re delighted to report the grand opening of THRIVE, the first addiction recovery community and outreach center on Long Island. The center, operated by Family and Children’s Association in partnership with the Long Island Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence (LICADD), the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA), and Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T), will…

RCO: New York Recovery Community Coalition

The New York Recovery Community Coalition is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) with a mission to educate the New York City and surrounding counties about the impact of addiction on individuals and families and the many pathways to recovery. Members are faith-based organizations and recovery/prevention programs that seek to strengthen communities by combining resources to…

Stand Up for Recovery Day 2017 – A Rousing Success!

On Tuesday morning, February 28th, more than eight hundred friends of recovery from throughout New York State descended on Albany to call for increased Recovery Support Services (RSS) in their communities. They came by car load and bus load from counties near and far – Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Rockland, Columbia, Greene, Oneonta, Oneida,…

FOR-NY Launches Brand New FOR-NY.ORG!

All of us at Friends of Recovery – New York are delighted to announce the launch of our new website – FOR-NY.org. To say it’s been a long-time coming would be an understatement, but we hope that you and all those seeking and/or living in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs will find…

YCH – Club Odyssey & Clubhouse Project

In this month’s Recovery Talk we introduce not one, but two new Youth Clubhouse programs serving the Otsego community. Our friends at FOR-DO recently partnered with the Family Resource Network to launch Club Odyssey – “A place to Belong for Young Adults in Otsego County” and The Clubhouse Project – “A Place to Belong for…

Pathways of Recovery: Wellbriety

Recovery Talk recently had the opportunity to speak with New York City resident, Mr. Zuben Ornelas, about the Wellbriety pathway of recovery. By way of background, Mr. Ornelas is a Native American man with more than twenty years in recovery and a long-time member of a Wellbriety Circle in NYC. The Wellbriety Movement has its roots…

Certified Recovery Peer Advocates / Recovery Coaching

FUNDING BECOMING AVAILABLE!!!! Interested in obtaining funding to become a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)?  This month’s column is for YOU! The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has announced there will be $250,000 (that’s about $500 per person) available to cover education/training, internship, testing & certification fees, including the cost of renewing the…

Family Recovery Resource Guide Coming Soon!

FAMILY RECOVERY In an effort to further its mission, FOR-NY has engaged families throughout NYS to support one another in Recovery.  As a result of the information we collected during these sessions, we’ve developed a resource guide, a tool kit of sorts, to assist other families navigating the Recovery process. HOW IT CAME TOGETHER We…

Summer's Run

Turning Loss Into Hope: Kristin Hoin

  In this issue of Recovery Talk we introduce you to Kristin Hoin, a mom who lost her beautiful daughter, Summer Smith, (herself the mother of three young boys) to the disease of addiction. In the two short years since Summer’s passing, Kristin has become a tireless advocate for recovery and as such, has found…

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