Friends of Recovery – New York provides a variety of programs and services designed to assist communities throughout the state in building support for long-term recovery at the local level.

Recovery Organizations

We provide counsel and technical support to existing Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs), Recovery Community Outreach Centers (RCOCs) and Youth Clubhouses (YCHs), and help create and grow others where none yet exist. As a long-time member of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO), FOR-NY collaborates with the RCO community nationwide to pass best practices along to New York’s Recovery community.

Forums and Workshops

We facilitate community listening forums to help individuals, families and other recovery allies share their needs and concerns with each other, with their community leaders and with their elected officials.  We conduct and promote training sessions and workshops for both clinicians and the general public. These include the Recovery Coach Academy, Supervision of Recovery Coaches, Science of Addiction & Recovery and Our Stories Have Power.


We conduct formal and informal research to educate both the recovery community and policymakers.

Education and Awareness

In an effort to raise awareness, educate and engage all New Yorkers in our mission, FOR-NYe maintains a robust online presence through its website, a variety of social media platforms and email communications; and produces “Recovery Talk,” a monthly e-newsletter.