Recovery Concepts

It is a joy to share the experience of our organizational transformation that began in 1999. It began with a recreation of our mission, from “crisis stabilization” to “creating recovery opportunities and environments that empower people to recover.” Then transformation continued as we,

  • Shifted from clinical interventions to education (creating the Recovery Education Center)
  • Began to teach self-help skills using Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), Wellness and Empowerment in Life and Living (WELL), and a variety of self-directed planning tools
  • Developed peer support as a core service by creating a well trained peer workforce that provided a range of peer-run services
  • Created a recovery culture in all our services by integrating Peer Support Specialists in complimentary roles on all our teams

The following writings describe some of our journey.

Please feel free to give us your feedback, share your own experiences, or contact our Recovery Opportunity Center for more information and technical assistance.

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Overview of recovery, programs and supports

Respect and Recovery: Gene’s Story

“Tools for Transformation.”

Lori Ashcraft of our Recovery Opportunity Center and Bill Anthony of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University co-author a monthly column in Behavioral Healthcare. Here’s a sampling:

Peer Support



Crisis Services