Recovery Aftercare & Community Programs

Recovery Programming at Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

Recovery Coaching at Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

Celebrates lived experience as a gift to individuals working on their recovery.  Through this program, individuals meet with coaches who walk through their recovery process with them.  Our recovery coach team works to build the presence of recovery including the community in awareness, advocacy, education, help, and hope.

And let me tell you, they are amazing.


Recovery Coaches are currently engaged with individuals who are in:

  • Inpatient treatment setting heading into next transition
  • Community Integration Residences
  • Treatment Courts
  • Family Courts
  • Hospital Settings
  • Individuals living independently
  • Individuals connected to Family Support Navigation Services
  • Individuals who have had emergency services due to opioids
  • And more!

They are great visionaries developing and driving work in various programs:

H.O.P.E. formally known as Give It a Whirl (GIAW)

  • Offers mutual aid groups by engaging individuals socially, with a recovery focus, in activities that strengthen the 4 pillars of recovery; home, health, community, purpose.
  • This program was started to give individuals a way to connect, having something to do, and to learn about fun, purposeful activities they can do together. We know that sometimes learning about life there is to live with FUN can be a gateway to recovery.
  • Examples include: art therapy, crock pot cooking, cell phone photography, making kitchen appointment organizers, holiday gifts for family

ROCovery Fitness

  • This is a new addition to our programming, in the development phases with our first event started and underway!
  • Based on the model fostered in Rochester. Our peers are working to create an organically grown group using fitness and active events to build social strength in community, fun, and even adventure.
  • We know the neurotransmitter release impacted by addiction can be strengthened and enhance healing through physical activity, nature, and learning to laugh again.
  • Examples include: volleyball, hiking, walking, park fun, gym time, preparing for community runs


  • The goal is to implement peer services into the treatment court system by creating a change team of community agencies with the core drug treatment court, family treatment court, and mental health treatment court teams.
  • Changes teams develop the protocols individualized to county needs across the state.
  • Teams identify strategies for engaging participants with peer support throughout the treatment court stages and into the community walking alongside them.
  • This project is built on a statewide team of incredible professionals thanks to a SAMHSA grant and supported by OASAS with our team lead.
  • The team continues the work beyond the grant period.

The CFLR, Inc. Peer Collaborative and Training Model

  • Our program of extensive training, supervision, and collaboration started in June of 2018 with the understanding that peer services can be one of the best bridges between the work that happens in many of our offices to the actual practice of the recovery lifestyle in the real world. CFLR, Inc. is one of NYS’s best practice trainer sites recognized by FOR-NY and New York State Certification Board.  Our peers work as a team instead of in isolation.
  • The goal is to create a strong, well trained, recovery employable WORKFORCE of peers with lived experience.
  • Community agencies have the opportunity to include their peer professionals in ongoing skills training and collaborative work.
  • Peers engage in weekly skills training well beyond their certification requirements.
  • Training includes: Expansion of CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches with skills practice, Motivational Interviewing and what does it mean to use lived experience, Mindful Communication and Boundary Setting, Science of Addiction, Our Stories Have Power and how do we use our lived experience, HIPPA/Confidentiality, Engaging Positive Intent vs. Resentments, Professionalism and reviewing skills needed for the work, Advocacy and preparing to engage other agencies, peer groups, the media, Documentation for reimbursement, Peer Integration and Stages of change toolkit and understanding the agency perspective, Wellness Planning for the coach and the participants, with additional training developed as needs arise.
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