Our values, much of our governance, our strategic direction, our programming and everything about SOS Recovery Community Organization is driven by the community and those we serve. We are made up of a small staff who are here to provide the framework and structure for our community to drive our programs, services and offerings.
Our services are primarily driven and run by volunteers who are made up of individuals in recovery, family members, friends and loved ones of those in recovery, or those who may be still struggling with substances, as well as allies in the community. Much like recovery we are a diverse group with empathy, compassion and a deep passion for all that we are doing to provide a safe supportive environment for those impacted by substance misuse. We have learned that those struggling with substance misuse are our parents, our brothers, our sisters, friends, neighbors and co-workers and, likewise, the recovery community is represented by all of those at SOS Recovery Community Organization.
SOS Recovery Community Organization is a collaborative of peers seeking to find or maintain recovery from problematic drug use and their allies working together to create safe spaces and peer based recovery supports throughout Strafford County. SOS and it’s Recovery Community Centers exist to bolster and grow the local recovery community through: One to one recovery support services, crisis response, telephone recovery supports, meetings and workshops, support for all pathways to recovery, organized advocacy, partnerships with diverse community organizations, and volunteerism and social events and active activities.
SOS provides Telephone Recovery Support Service (TRSS) calls to area residents that are in recovery from alcohol or other drugs, practice harm reduction, and also family members and loved ones of those who have substance use disorder. TRSS is an innovative, peer-to-peer support service. Our staff in many cases are in recovery themselves, make weekly calls to “check in” and see how people are doing. Individuals and family members, or loved ones, are offered support; encouragement and information about resources that may help them maintain their recovery.
Phone calls are made on a weekly basis between the hours of 9am and 5pm (Monday-Friday)