Building Communities of Recovery

Partnering with rural agencies to expand peer recovery support and community-based recovery services.

About the program

Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) is a three-year project to collaborate with agencies and partners in rural Nevada to enhance community supports for substance use and mental health recovery.

The project provides dedicated peer recovery support specialists in select rural counties to work one-on-one with people in or seeking recovery. Our Peer Recovery Support Specialists also work directly with community members and agencies to provide mutual-aid meetings, train family support group facilitators, and host sober social activities and events.

Peer Recovery Support

Peer recovery support specialists walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people to create their own recovery plans, and develop their own recovery pathways. Our trained Peer Recovery Support Specialists provide one-on-one support in-person and through tele-recovery. Agencies can partner through the BCOR program to provide peer support to the community.

All Recovery Meetings

The BCOR initiative works with people in recovery within communities to grow the number of available mutual aid supports and establish All Recovery Meetings. All Recovery Support Meetings are non-denominational and offer a place where people can share their addiction recovery experiences and how recovery has changed their life.

CRAFT Trainnig & Family Support

The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an evidence-based 12 week program to help family members and others who have a loved one struggling with substances. We provide a 2-day training for those interested in facilitating the 12 week program in their community.

Pro-Social Events & Activities

Partnering with communities of recovery and local agencies to establish sober social events and activities.

Service Areas

Nye County

If you're in Pahrump and looking for help, visit our partner location for peer recovery support, all recovery meetings, and sober social activities.
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Mineral County

We're in Hawthorne every other week to provide peer recovery support, all recovery meetings, and sober social activities.
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Lyon County

Find weekly peer recovery support, all recovery meetings, and sober social activities in Yerington, Fernly, and Dayton.
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Churchill County

Individualized peer support, all recovery meetings, and sober social activities weekly at the Fallon Family Wellness Center.
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Pershing County

Peer support and all recovery meetings every other week at the Pershing County Library in Lovelock.
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Elko County

Individualized peer support, all recovery meetings, and sober social activities multiple times each week at the Family Resource Center in Elko.
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Contact our team

John Newell

Project Director
Building Communities of Recovery Project
(702) 257-8199

Partner Agencies

Partner organizations who’ve opened their doors to our peer recovery support specialists to provide recovery coaching, all recovery meetings, sober social activities and events, and trainings.

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Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador

Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center

Our Activities Calendar

  • One-on-one Peer Recovery Support
  • Mutual Aid Meetings & Support Groups
  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • GED or High school Equivalent Preparation
  • Overdose Prevention Training and naloxone (Narcan) Access Point
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Bus Passes
  • Recycled Clothing (Caring Closet)
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
  • Lounge Area
  • Classrooms & meeting spaces

The Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center offers several spaces open to the groups and organizations to rent for meetings, support groups, trainings, and events. Learn more or contact for more information.

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Person-Directed Recovery

Person-centered recovery is directed, as much as possible by the person – including decisions about who should be included in the process.  The planning identifies just a few small, but meaningful, short-term changes that the individual can focus on helping to reduce some of the barriers or challenges moving forward.  Person centered care should be central to all recovery frameworks.

*Adapted from Person-Centered Care and Planning by Neal Adams, MD, MPH, and Diane Grieder, M.Ed.