The Kootenai Recovery Community CenterĀ is a place where anyone who is struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues can walk in, free of judgment and seek community resources to help them achieve long-term recovery.

We operate using a peer based model and rely heavily on volunteers to run the center. We offer daily groups and classes geared toward establishing long-term recovery. We have computers for job searching and staying in touch with family.

This is also a place to give back. Not only is it a place to volunteer but it is also a place to get together and build relationships with each other and our community through community service projects, events and other projects that will help to change the face of recovery in our community.

Guiding Principles

The following principles provide a philosophical and conceptual framework for all people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder(s).

These principles guide us as we move toward the belief and reality of recovery:

  • There are many pathways to recovery.
  • Recovery is self-directed and empowering.
  • Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need for change and transformation.
  • Recovery is holistic.
  • Recovery has cultural dimensions.
  • Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness.
  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies.
  • Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude.
  • Recovery involves a process of healing and self-redefinition.
  • Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma.
  • Recovery involves (re)joining and (re)building a life in the community.