Programs & Initiatives

A glance at our programs and initiatives.

Justice System Recovery

Our commitment to bring no cost recovery support services to people who are incarcerated and people involved in the justice system spans across Nevada.

Foundation for Recovery works closely with several problem solving courts, detention centers, and jails to offer participants in-person and tele-recovery individual and group support. We cover all phone charges and work directly with participants on the development of their personal recovery plans, linkage to resources, and personal growth.

Program Highlight

In Mineral County, we collaborated with the local sherriff and advocates in the community to offer weekly all recovery meetings to participants at the local jail. Each week we host a virtual all recovery meeting for participants.


Through our partnership with Dignity Health, Foundation for Recovery dispatches our mobile team of Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists to local emergency departments to connect individuals post-overdose and those impacted with substance use with services and to humanize the traumatic experience.

Our Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists are people with similar life experiences who can relate to those they support. This program also provides a series of recovery and substance use education to medical students and practicing physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff.

Building Communities of Recovery

The Building Communities of Recovery team collaborates with rural and frontier communities to bring no-cost peer recovery support services, group support, sober social activities, and trainings to their local area.

This three year project dispatches trained peer recovery support specialists to several rural communities each week where they work at a partner agency.

Linkage 2 Care

The Center in Las Vegas started the Linkage 2 Care program in late 2020 to provide recovery supports, harm reduction education, and medication assisted treatment to Southern Nevada’s LGBTQ community.

Through this partnership, Foundation for Recovery embeds a full-time Peer Recovery Support Specialist at The Center and offers education and training to the community.

Women's Empowerment Series

The series provides monthly workshops, life-skills classes, fun activities, trauma support groups, and individualized peer support for mothers and women who use substances and those in recovery.

The program launched in 2018 and is operated and led by women volunteers and staff at Foundation for Recovery’s Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center.

Program Sponsor

Recovery Friendly Workplace

The purpose of the Nevada Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative is to promote individual wellness by creating work environments that further mental and physical well being of employees; proactively preventing substance misuse and supporting recovery from addiction in the workplace and community.

Funded by the Nevada Department of Public and Behavioral health, the program connects Las Vegas employers with a Recovery Friendly Ambassador to provide training and assistance as the workplace moves towards the Governor’s designation as a Recovery Friendly Workplace.

Interfaith Recovery Initiative

Faith-Based Organizations are often the first pace many individuals turn to seeking help. According to the 2018 Nevada Church health Partnership Survey, addiction was identified as “the most important health issue facing one’s congregation or community.”

This statewide initiative aims to improve behavioral health recovery outcomes for adults with opioid use disorder and co-occurring mental health challenges.

Foundation for Recovery partners with faith leaders across Nevada to provide substance use education and to pilot programs within faith-based organizations to bring healing to individuals, families, and their communities.

Nevada Recovery Corps

Starting in 2021, the Recovery Corps initiative aims to enhance and expand community recovery supports and peer recovery support specialists in organizations across Nevada while building a network of members across the state.

AmeriCorps members serve in the Recovery Corps program at a host site and provides resource navigation, training, individual and group recovery support to the community and patrons of their host-site.

Overdose Prevention

Everyone should carry an overdose rescue kit. Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist which aids in the reversal of an opioid overdose. The advocacy of harm reductionists, families, and people in recovery has led to the passage of Nevada’s Good Samaritan Law, allowing everyone the freedom to possess this life-saving medication.

Sign up for one of our next overdose prevention trainings or walk-in to one of our Recovery Community Centers anytime to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.

We have overdose rescue kits available to the public, at no cost, at any of our recovery community centers or via mail through us or our partners at Trac-B Exchange.

Program Sponsor

Family Recovery Support

Connect with other family members and learn the skills to improve personal self-care, communication, and your relationship with the person in your life who’s currently struggling with substances. The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a 12-week workshop and support group facilitated by trained family members in Nevada.

Whether it’s your spouse, teenager, adult child, or a close friend. By applying the CRAFT model you’ll learn how to better understand substance use, co-dependency, and setting healthy boundaries.

Through this program, we offer a two-day intensive facilitator course to prepare new CRAFT facilitators to start the 12-week program in their communities.

Our Supporters

Some of the key organizations and businesses supporting our programs.

Interested in supporting our programs and initiatives?

Learn more about annual sponsorship and the impact you can have on communities of recovery in Nevada.

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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.