Together with many partners, the Community Caring Collaborative (CCC) is developing a Recovery & Employment program for people in recovery from substance use disorders who are looking for training opportunities and jobs.
Currently under development, the program is being designed to connect community members who are in recovery with employment opportunities and recovery supports in Washington County in order to strengthen the county-wide response to the complex challenges of substance use and its impacts and to increase workforce participation.
The Community Caring Collaborative and its partners believe that in order to be an economically viable region, we cannot afford to lose any more community members to the opioid crisis. Residents living with substance use disorders are often disconnected from education and employment. The CCC and partners are committed to turning this tide by engaging local businesses to become key players in the county-wide response to the substance use challenges in Washington County through
1) engaging and training local businesses on substance use disorders and impacts, existing treatment and recovery supports, and workforce resources available to support employment for individuals with substance use disorders and related criminal records through a Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative.
2) designing programing to connect community members who are in recovery with employment opportunities and recovery supports in Washington County.
The Recovery and Employment program puts a strong emphasis on education, training, mentorship, recovery supports, whole family approaches, coaching and barrier removal to support ongoing recovery and attainment of careers in the workforce.
The goal of this program is to reduce incidences of relapse and recidivism by opening doors for participants to reach their full potential through connection to employment and their communities. As community members reach employment goals, this program will also strengthen workforce participation in Washington County by filling jobs and expanding businesses.
Please return to this page or contact CCC staff to learn more about the development of this program or to get involved.