About Us

We are dedicated to building a strong and healthy recovery community in Austin, TX.

Communities for Recovery supports long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions by partnering within our community to provide peer supported recovery programs and services.

Goals

Partnerships with organizations in Central Texas

We take the idea of a strong and healthy community seriously, so we work with other recovery organizations throughout Central Texas to strengthen the network of support for people in recovery. We work with coalitions dedicated to advancing recovery initiatives throughout Texas; we coordinate volunteers to lead meetings at treatment centers; and, we participate in community events like Austin PRIDE, the Big Texas Rally for Recovery, and Texas Overdose Awareness Day, just to name a few.

Expanding recovery support services in Central Texas

Peer recovery coaches are people with lived experience in successful and sustained recovery, and hundreds of hours of training and supervision. Peer recovery coaching is an evidence-based practice that we think is an essential tool for building individual and community recovery. Peer support meets the needs of people in early recovery, whatever and wherever they might be. We know that peer recovery support works, and we want those support services to be readily available for all who seek them.

Education and advocacy

As one of just a handful of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) in the United States, we are committed to helping lawmakers and other community leaders understand the vital necessity of a strong peer support system. We work with state and local policymakers, as well as support national initiatives that prioritize evidence-based recovery practices like peer coaching. We also work with state and national agencies for grant funding, and are one of only a few organizations to have earned a second round of SAMHSA funding for our programs.

Volunteer Program

Communities for Recovery was founded as a volunteer organization called Volunteers at the Creek. Today, our volunteer program is still the heart of what we do. Our volunteers lead meetings at treatment centers, volunteer their time as peer recovery coaches, help us plan fundraisers and events, spend time in our center helping people who come in, and countless other things. We believe that to keep your own sobriety, you must give it away!

Peer Coaching Program

Our peer coaching program is the fastest growing program at Communities for Recovery. We have eight peer recovery coaches on staff, and at least one volunteer peer coach in our offices every day.

We also host quarterly a Peer Recovery Coach Institute for people with at least one year of sobriety who would like to support their peers. If you're interested in peer recovery coach services, drop by the center or give us a call at (512) 758-7686.

Community Center

Our community center is open weekdays from 8am to 5pm. We offer free yoga three days a week, free coffee all the time, and Fun First Friday (with games, snacks, and a movie)! There is almost always something going on. We also host many recovery meetings outside of business hours. Check out our calendar to see what's happening this month. We also have a career closet, a computer lab, and job and event bulletin boards. Many people who come see us just really like having a place where they feel comfortable stopping by during the day.

For general information about recovery, visit our Resources page.