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Recovery Support Committees

Amends in Action Committee
The purpose of the Amends in Action Committee is to give PRO-ACT’s volunteer members an opportunity to amend past actions and break the stigma of recovery. This is done by helping Amends in Action volunteers to identify projects and opportunities that contribute positively to their community. 

Educating the Community Committee
The purpose of the Educating the Community Committee is to give volunteers an opportunity to assist in PRO-ACT’s mission to dispel the myths about recovery and bridge the gaps in recovery education and resources. This is done by training members to become more proficient as public speakers and facilitators, so that they may introduce PRO-ACT’s message, services and activities within their county, as well as educate the community about recovery as a whole.  

Family Education Program: PRO-ACT's Family Education Program is for families who have members suffering from addiction. PRO-ACT volunteer facilitators provide the information and resources needed to deal with addiction and tools to get started on the road to recovery. The program is offered monthly in a three-part series. This is a regional program and is offered in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. 

Peer Leadership Academy also falls under the Educating the Community Committee. This program trains individuals and family members in recovery to assume leadership roles in their area’s recovery-focused systems transformation process. The 26-week training program contains modules such as Negotiating Paradigms and Terms, Win/Win Strategy, Resolving Conflict, and Team Building and Learning. Currently it operates only in Philadelphia. 

Public Policy Committee
 The purpose of the Public Policy Committee is to:

  • Educate policymakers, community members, and the recovery community
  • Influence public opinion on policy, funding, and legislative issues that impact and/or impede positive outcomes concerning the recovery journey
  • Provide a voice for the recovery community through political venues
  • Advocate and fight for the rights of the recovery community 

These tasks are done by training volunteers to understand the political process and become comfortable at public speaking. Volunteers then have an opportunity to inform our legislators about the public policies that promote recovery, and let them inform us how to help them in their work. 

Recreation and Celebration Committee
The purpose of the Recreation and Celebration Committee is to provide clean and sober social events for the recovery community; and introduce recreational activities to the recovery community that don’t involve the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is done by volunteers organizing monthly events that will allow the recovery community to attend recreational and social events that do not involve drugs or alcohol. PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! and Tree of Hope are the most visible of this Committees efforts. 

Recovery and Support Services Committee 
Peer-driven recovery support services are core to the mission and services available through PRO-ACT. Recovery Support Services focus resources on helping people attain and sustain long-term recovery. 

The growing matrix of peer-to-peer support services provided by PRO-ACT has led to the opening of three Recovery Community Centers in the last five years, now the hub for all PRO-ACT services. Each center is unique in that it provides services specific to their area identified to be important and necessary to support the needs of those wishing to access and sustain long-term recovery. 

  1. Womens Recovery Center/Central Bucks Recovery Support Services (opened 2007) The Women’s Recovery Community Center is the only gender-specific recovery Community Center in the country helping women at every stage of their recovery journey. The Central Bucks Recovery Support Services just opened in November 2011.  This location, in Doylestown, offers recovery support services for those in recovery as well as their families.  
  2. Philadelphia (opened December 2007): The Philadelphia Recovery Community Center operates in collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral Health & Mental Retardation Services, providing recovery support services to a culturally and religiously diverse community. 
  3. Bristol (opened June 2008): The Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center operates in collaboration with The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., and provides recovery support services to a significant population of individuals in early recovery. Some of those services have a unique focus on the dually diagnosed.  

The three centers were developed under the direction of a Vision Committee, who report directly to Board of Directors of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. 

Veterans Helping Veterans Committee
This committee is educating veterans and their families about the relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, brain injury, and addiction; and providing resources to access treatment and avoid the consequences of incarceration. This committee has secured office space in Doylestown, holds meetings every month, and is providing training programs for the public.




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