Recovery Support Advocate Program

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.18.32 PM

The purpose of Where I Stand’s Recovery Support Advocate Program is to provide free, confidential, peer-to-peer support for individuals seeking recovery from a mental illness or addiction. Where I Stand’s RSA’s are individuals who consider themselves to be in recovery from their mental illness(es) or addictions, managing and living what they consider to be a functional lives. All RSA’s have their own identified personal/ professional/spiritual/emotional and behavioral supports and have agreed to commit one to two hours per week of mentorship through phone calls, email, social media, or meetings with their matched partners.

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.19.45 PM

What we ARE:
-Peer-to-peer recovery support
-People who care
-People who understand what living with mental illness and recovery feels like
-People who
want to listen
-Advocates for YOU: loving you and being the best you that YOU can be!

What we are NOT:

-Mental Health Professionals
-A helplineScreen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.19.33 PM
-A Support group
-Medical Professionals
-A crisis program

How it works:
To request to be matched with a recovery support advocate, click the button that reads Connect. Once you have redirected to our request page and you have filled out the required form, you will be contacted within 5 business days to inform you of either your match or your placement on our waiting list. If you wish you learn more about the individual advocates that volunteer with Where I Stand, feel free to click the button that reads Explore. If you feel there is a particular person you would like to be matched with, feel free to indicate their name on the request form. Finally, if you wish to take Where I Stand’s Recovery Support Advocacy course and become a recovery advocate yourself, click Advocate.

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.58.28 PMScreen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.59.10 PMScreen Shot 2016-01-14 at 3.01.55 PM