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Of people who need treatment don’t receive it.
Americans are living in sustained recovery.
Americans struggling with addiction.
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Receive hands-on training to organize your community and mobilize constituents for action on key issues in your service area. As a leader, you’ll join a network of state and regional leads across America working to advance the recovery movement.
Not ready to lead but would like to join the movement? Signup and we’ll keep you in the loop on volunteering opportunities, free training sessions, events in your area and important calls to action.
Mobilize Recovery is an event convening of advocates from all over the county aimed to build capacity for organized civic engagement. The event’s purpose is to identify, train, connect, and work with recovery advocates in all 50 states. Each of these selected community organizers will have lived experience with substance use disorders. By sharing resources, building advocacy skill-sets, and taking action as a powerful, confident constituency, we will create change that affects millions of people in a positive way by thinking , acting, and organizing locally across the country.
Mobilize Recovery is an initiative of The Voices Project & Recovery Advocacy Project in partnership with multiple national recovery organizations, Corporations & private philanthropists.
Formed as a not-for-profit, the “Recovery Advocacy Project,” organized under IRS Code 501(c)(4) will provide strategic support to advance recovery through investing in recovery aware and recovery sensitive leadership. RAP endeavors to augment current good work in the recovery focused education, advocacy, and civic space by focusing on essential capital for sustained social change.
The Recovery Advocacy Project (RAP) is committed to giving people in recovery, family members, and supporters of recovery the grassroots organizing tools to think and act locally. RAP is working to build a visible and effective constituency in demand of community and public policy based solutions in response to America’s long-standing addiction crisis.
We are building a wide tent and we encourage all to get involved. Different roles and responsibilities will be available for anyone who wishes to join us!
Our trainings are advocacy specific tools that you can employ in your local communities.
Our master classes are experiential classes for questions and answers from experienced advocates on different topics. They differ from our trainings as they usually only offer a brief overview of certain topics to gain knowledge. Trainings dive deeper in terms of time, tactics, tools, and best practices.
The Recovery Advocacy Project organizing team will periodically be publishing materials for advocate, in addition to a helpful HOW TO’s to an ongoing Recovery Advocacy Toolkit on the RAP website.
The RAP organizing team has also collected a lot of feedback from grassroots recovery advocates on what trainings would best assist them in their community efforts. The team is consistently working to develop, present and livestream these trainings for both grassroots organizers as well as their community members.
Leaders and Regions
Recovery Advocacy Project is organized on a state, regional, and community basis. RAP serves as an infrastructure hub. Our mission is to empower community leaders to make the best decisions for their communities. No decisions about us, without us–that’s our motto. We believe that real change happens from the ground up, not the top down.
The Recovery Advocacy Project has a dedicated organizing team developing the advocacy tools found on the RAP site. RAP also has built a volunteer leadership structure so local recovery advocates can easily work with designated mentors, state, and regional leads as they look for community organizing guidance.
All regions are based on Samhsa regions. To locate your region, view the map HERE.
Facebook Groups will be our primary form of communication between regional members. We have created individual groups specific to your regions that you will have access to and be able to communicate with others on issues, information, and strategies for your specific communities.
The Recovery Advocacy Toolkit can be found here. The organizing team is committed to releasing additional Toolkit pieces as an ongoing effort to continue to assist grassroots advocates. If there is something you would like to see added to the toolkit, please request it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The RAP Advocate Card can be found here. The RAP Advocate Card is a way for you to build local capacity. You can download the RAP Advocate Card and encourage others to get involved and receive communications from Recovery Advocacy Project leads, and get involved in the designated Regional Facebook groups.
Additional organizing tools from some fantastic Recovery and Advocacy Organizations will be added to the website shortly.
Get involved with you state or regional Recovery Advocacy Project structure. Apply to join your state or regional leadership team. Applications can be submitted only through designated times throughout the year and can be found on the RAP website.
Leadership ethical standards can be will be added to the state and regional leadership application pages.