THRIVE Recovery Center
Our long term goal of establishing a Recovery Center became a reality when LIRA invited community partners LICADD, FIST and FCA to collaborate on a grant application submitted under the FCA umbrella to OASAS which was the awarded in the fall of 2016. The THRIVE Center opened its doors on March 4, 2017 in Islandia.
he partner groups hit the ground running to make THRIVE a community gathering place with access and/or referrals to all recovery related support services including and primarily peer to peer supports: housing, clothing, food, treatment and medical referrals, family supports, educational and training opportunities, employment assistance, legal and financial help as well as health and wellness classes and mutual support groups. The THRIVE center will serve as a comprehensive clearing house for recovery information and will help individuals and families with resources to help prevent relapse, navigate obstacles and strengthen recovery bonds.
THRIVE is fully staffed with a Director, Family Services Coordinator, Recovery Services Coordinator and several part time recovery coaches. LIRA has an office and staff on site and provides recovery coaching and other peer recovery support services. In addition we will continue to train coaches, provide supervision, peer support, a resource directory, and job bank.