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  • WELCOME TO THE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION PROJECT Outreach Presentation 18438 SE Pine St. Portland, Oregon 97233 Be part of the power of recovery in action!
  • WHAT IS THE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION PROJECT? (RAP)
    • RAP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vehicle for people in recovery to speak out on substance abuse related issues.
    • RAP is an independent
    • nonprofit organization
    • run by people in recovery
    • with full-time staff and hundreds of organized people in recovery
  • WHERE IS RAP?
    • Portland/Vancouver Metro Counties:
      • Clackamas
      • Clark (Washington)
      • Multnomah
      • Washington
  • RAP WILL…
    • Challenge the stigma associated with addiction and alcoholism with the commitment and collective voice of RAP members
    • Create an environment where people in recovery can share their successes
    • Provide a vehicle to advocate for progressive change in substance abuse related policy
  • THE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION PROJECT SEEKS TO…
    • Educate and develop leadership
    • Develop an independent organization
    • Provide information and direction
    • Communicate to the public
    • Empower recovering people
  • RAP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • SOME OF RAP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • Advocated for Mentor Program funding ($150,000) resulting in an increase in outpatient treatment enrollment by 96% and treatment completion by 278% of target population
    • Secured commitments from Mult. Co. to conduct a time-bound campaign targeted to the Hep C virus at-risk population which included outreach, testing, education and vaccination (~$550,000 value)
    • Removed obstacles to the construction of 12 story, $11 million, 180-unit ADFC building
  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON A&D
  • PEOPLE + MONEY = POWER
    • Presented the Outstanding Community Achievement Award from the Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs in 2004
    • Awarded grants to organize and advocate for the recovering peoples in the 5 counties in the Mid Willamette Valley and opened a drop in center in Keizer, Oregon in May 2004
    • RAP was awarded $1.2 million dollars from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • CONNECT WITH RESOURCES…
    • Information
      • Where to find 12 step groups, meetings, jobs, housing, food assistance, health care, and more…
    • Tools
        • Internet, computers, printers, phones, fax machine, resume software, job postings, and people in recovery!
  • ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
    • Hands Across the Bridge
    • RAP Actions & Core Teams
    • Annual Celebration
    • Social Activities
  • RAP CORE TEAM
  • HANDS ACROSS THE BRIDGE PLANNING
  • WHERE SHOULD PEOPLE START?
    • RAP Orientation
    • Call to schedule a one on one history lesson about RAP
      • Learn about RAP’s history, mission, accomplishments, Recovery College, County Core teams, activities and leadership.
    • RAP’s Rockwood Office
    • Monday through Friday, 9am to 2pm
      • Get info from people in recovery that learned what resources are out there by going through it themselves by meeting a Recovery Coach!
  • HOW TO MAKE REFERRALS
    • Call RAP’s Office and register your program participants for an orientation