Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition (JCDPC) was awarded a grant through the state of Indiana through the end of April 2019. This funding permitted the development of rapid response to individuals who have overdosed and to facilitate access to treatment for individuals struggling with addiction. This funding brought national training to Jay County for individuals who were interested in learning about a Quick Response Team and for others to become certified Peer Recovery Coaches.
The primary focus of the Quick Response Team (QRT) is to assess an individual’s needs, symptoms and strengths to determine an appropriate, individualized plan for intervention. The QRT is a non-emergency, multidisciplinary team comprised of Peer Recovery Coaches and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor.
The purpose of a Peer Recovery Coach is to promote recovery from alcohol and other substances by removing barriers and obstacles for individuals to obtain recovery and by serving as a personal guide and mentor for individuals.
The role of a Peer Recovery Coach is to be a motivator, cheerleader, ally, confidant, truth-teller, role model, problem solver, resource broker, advocate, community organizer, lifestyle consultant, and companion.
A Peer Recovery Coach is NOT a: sponsor, counselor, nurse, doctor, attorney, lawyer, priest, minister, or rabbi.
The 4 goals of Peer Recovery Coaching are to:
Our Trained and Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Coaches volunteer their time to connect clients with local resources. Our team provides transportation to meetings and appointments, assistance with documentation needed to enter treatment or employment, resource assistance, as well as occasional meals for those in need. JCDPC is accepting tax deductible donations to assist in covering the cost to to help those in need. Donations can be mailed to JCDPC, 129 E. Water St., Portland, IN 47371. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.
The Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition
129 E. Water St.
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