Recovery Coaches Connect! –
May 21, 2020 – The intention of this new team of recovery coaches is to bring folks out of a detached state and provide them with comfort and resources. Coaches will provide access to support services for those who are in the dark, and will help those who are already in a recovery program stay tethered to that essential assistance.
“The opposite of addiction is connection, so we need to stay connected with each other now more than ever,” Morris said.
The recovery coach training program has been on-Island for four years, but it wasn’t until this most recent virtual training that additional Portuguese-speaking coaches were brought on.
“It is incredibly exciting, because up until this point, there was only one Portuguese-speaking coach to serve an entire community,” Morris said. “That is a marginalized population here, and they need our help just as much as the next guy.”