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Program Name: Connecticut Recovery Employment Consultation Service (C-RECS).
Agency Name: Focus On Recovery-United, Inc. (FOR-U)
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Heather McDonald
Address: 100 Riverview Center, Suite 272,
Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone #: 860-704-0556
Fax #: 860-704-0767
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Employment, Support Group, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: C-RECS is a progect funded through Connecticut's Mental Health Workforce Transformation funds to assist persons in recovery to get and to keep competitive empployment in the behavioral health workforce.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Still ongoing and continually being reviewed and adjusted.
Program Mission Statement: To assist persons in recovery to get and to keep competitive employment in the behavioral health workforce.
Additional Information: C-RECS provides: Work-Life Coaching; Peer Employment Mentoring, Education, & Support Groups; On-line Job Search & On-line Resources; Education & training on Recovery Topics; Training & Consultation for Employers in the Behavioral Health Workforce.

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