Community Advisory Council

An advisory council of people and families in recovery, and those who are actively using substances.


Our philosophy is that those closest to the issue are closest to the solution. Which is why the majority of our staff, board, and volunteers who drive our mission are people with their own life experiences recovering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. But even so,  offering effective authentic recovery support services is an iterative process. Our community centers, meeting spaces, and programs should be shaped by the people who utilize these services and spaces. This is the foundation of the Community Advisory Council – to welcome and listen to local communities of recovery, impacted families, and people who use drugs.

Member Commitments

Term Length

The term length for each member of the Community Advisory Council is a 1 year commitment.

Meeting Frequency

The Council meets quarterly but may create work groups and subcommittees that meet more frequently to work on specific projects and initiatives.


The Community Advisory Council is an advisory council of Foundation for Recovery. The group advises the organization on its programs and initiatives, reviews applications for various groups to use the recovery community centers, and may work on ad hoc projects.


Each advisory council contains a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 21 members. The council must appoint a council chair, vice chair, and secretary.

Recovery Community Organizations are responsible to the local recovery community.

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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.