Recovery All Ways (RAW) is a Grassroots Community Organization consisting of Volunteers not only supporting each other on their recovery journey, but working together to provide support to those impacted by Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health Issues and/or Homelessness.
Our model is that of which resembles other proven, successful Harm Reduction models which also show that multiple paths to recovery are needed as recovery is not a “one size fits all”.
Were are based in Rochester, NY at 158 Hollenbeck Street in the 14621 zip code and work the neighboring communities as well. We perform cleanup and outreach on North Clinton Avenue, Joseph Avenue and the streets in-inbetween.
Our volunteers consist of those that identify as a person in recovery, seeking recovery, impacted by SUD in someway, shape or form and those that are simply passionate about the issue. We seek to destroy the stigma that is given to those in addiction. We meet our clients where they are at, no shame, no judgment and no requirements to receive our services.
We do this to ensure that they can stay as safe as possible and have the basic items that they need to ensure their wellness potentially avoiding illness, injury and/or contracting a blood born illness. We also let them know that if/when they are ready for treatment that we can help them locate the type of treatment that they desire. This could be outpatient therapy, inpatient therapy and or detox. We aim to help them locate the type of treatment that they believe will work for them. Seeking treatment can be intimidating and overwhelming. We do not push any one method, we are simply here to speak from our own personal experience and assist with any barriers that they may encounter along the way.