Bringing Together Recovery Community Organizations to
Share Best Practices,
Discuss New Ideas,
Promote Recovery, and
Design the Future of SOAR
SOAR RCO Bootcamp and Summit on
Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9
More than 60 people representing 20 organizations and 15 communities from across the state.
MOAR Inc. was awarded a threeyear grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement the Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery (SOAR) “Network in Action” grant beginning September 30
of 2017. SOAR is building on our statewide network of more than 30 Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) to include under-represented RCOs and to expand peer-driven and broader recovery supports. The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) oversees the SOAR grant. MOAR’s mission is to organize recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery.
This project intersects with our MA BSAS, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Department of Public Health grant to build a statewide peer to peer network with infrastructure to initiate and enhance the communication empowering with regionalized and statewide action for addiction recovery. Beyond our local action for recovery meetings MOAR offers peer to peer recovery support education, public policy opportunities, messaging, and networking. It is all about building a visible, vocal, valuable voices for recovery network.
Thank you to Julia Ojeda-BSAS Recovery Support Services Coordinator, Collective InsightsEvaluation Team, Faces and Voices of Recovery: Hannah Rose- facilitator and Patty McCarthy Metcalf – key note speaker, Meghann Perry- Recovery Story Teller, and Jared Owen – MOAR
Communications Coordinator for a wonderful recovery network learning experience.
Thank you to Kirsten Doherty, SOAR Project Director, with intern Kaylie Coleman for setting the stage where everyone left excited to bring about the next steps. Thank you MOAR staff! Thank you to Paul Hammersley and Rose Martin for capturing the memories with pictures! Thank you especially to all recovery community organizations who participated! It’s going to be great because you are making it great! Stay Posted!