/ Peer Initiatives

Peer-Driven, Peer-Run

Recovery Community Organization


Recovery Oriented Systems of Care-

Illinois Statewide Network


This project aims to establish networked and geographically dispersed Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Councils with the overall goal of building a culture that nurtures recovery and capacity and infrastructure within the state of Illinois.


What is a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC)?
ROSC is defined as a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strength and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems.


What is a ROSC Council?
Local ROSC Councils are defined as local membership organizations that seek to improve the local ROSC and participate in the statewide ROSC Council. Membership includes individuals that live in the community as well as local hospitals, primary care, mental health, law enforcement, local business owners, local government representatives and policy makers, persons with lived experience and SUD intervention, treatment, prevention and recovery support service providers.


Project Objectives:
As part of this initiative, ROSC Councils will participate in a Learning Collaborative to develop linkages with ROSC Councils throughout Illinois to develop a consistent and collaborative approach to a statewide ROSC. This activity will support strategic planning, needs assessment activities, using peer recovery support services in integrated primary care and behavioral health settings; promoting peer recovery supports and services; identifying and addressing the needs of the recovery community; and promoting infrastructure development of RCOs through training and education.


Requesting Supportive Funds:
Requested funds should support the development of the ROSC Council and may include, but are not limited to, supporting staff to organize the logistics of ROSC Council meetings, stipends to ensure the participation of persons with lived experience, training costs, or website administration costs. Plans that include the development of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) in the ROSC are strongly encouraged.

 CRCC is committed to adopting the ROSC mission to develop a sustainable ROSC Council and build a ROSC within the West side Community. CCRC will support each ROSC Council to set goals and objectives to develop and grow a ROSC in their community.


Dora Dantzler-Wright, Co-Founder
Executive Director
Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition

Illinois Assoc. of Extended Care, Inc. President


FaceBook: ChicagoRecovering CommunitiesCoalition
Twitter ID: @chicagocrcc
Mobile: 773 417-2045
Website: Chicagorecovery.org
Email: wrightdorad@gmail.com; Chicagocrcc@gmail.com