Supportive Housing & Recovery November 19th, 2013 What is the Georgia Recovery Initiative? We are an all-inclusive group made up of people in recovery, advocates, family members, and providers of service with a common voice supporting a Recovery-Oriented System of Care in the State of Georgia. We value recovery, collaboration and inclusion. Georgia Recovery Initiative’s Purpose We are a movement promoting a RecoveryOriented System of Care in Georgia. Recovery Values Recovery… Emerges from hope Is person-driven Is age independent Is strengths-based Recognizes the wisdom of “lived experiences” Occurs via many pathways Is holistic Is supported by peers, allies, advocates, and families Is nurtured through relationships and social networks Is culturally based and influenced Is anchored in wellness-addressing a person’s emotional health, environmental well-being, financial satisfaction, intellectual creativity, occupational pursuits, physical activities, social engagement, and spiritual health Addresses trauma Supports self-responsibility Empowers communities Is based on respect What is the Recovery? Recovery is a deeply personal, unique, and self determined journey through which an individual strives to reach his/her full potential. Persons in recovery improve their health and wellness by taking responsibility in pursing a fulfilling and contributing life while embracing the difficulties one has faced. Recovery is not a gift from any system. Recovery is nurtured by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities. Recovery belongs to the person. It is a right, and it is the responsibility of us all. Georgia Recovery Initiative’s Progress We have hosted “listening sessions” with over 300 participants across the state. For over a year, our diverse group has met regularly and we are now members of a ROSC Learning Community Cohort, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President! We will share the feedback and input shared with us to shape a Georgia Recovery-Oriented System of Care that truly supports the local recovery successes in this state.