OUR MISSION & VISION
One of the founding principles of Axiom Community of Recovery is that we celebrate all pathways to recovery. This principle is embodied in our leaders, volunteers, staff, policies and programs.
We Are A Peer-Led & Peer-Driven
Recovery Community Organization
At Axiom Community of Recovery, our mission is to transform the lives of individuals and families struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in Arizona.
We achieve this by providing:
Evidence-based, peer recovery support services;
Sober social activities; and
Affordable, safe recovery housing.
We are passionate about empowering our recovery community members to know that recovery is possible and their stories have the power to create positive and long-lasting change for themselves and others. Our focus involves mobilizing individual and community resources to promote recovery, not specific to clinical services or model of care.
We celebrate recovery by hosting various events in the community and publicly sharing the successes of individuals in recovery and recovery stakeholders in our community. We are working toward obtaining accreditation with the Council on Accreditation on Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS) and our Association of Recovery Community Organizations membership through the national advocacy organization Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR).
What We Believe:
One of the founding principles of Axiom Community of Recovery is that we celebrate all pathways to recovery. ACR believes recovery to be a self-defined process with many possible pathways to achieving the improved quality of life and wellbeing that comes with recovery. This principle is embodied in our leaders, volunteers, staff, policies, and programs.
Axiom Community of Recovery believes that staff must share racial, ethnic, economic, gender identity, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, and any other backgrounds with the communities they serve. We offer ongoing diversity and multicultural training and carefully address any possible conflicts to help solve any misunderstandings with openness and desire to solve problems.
Who We Serve:
While ACR serves all individuals and families who come to us seeking support for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, we focus on providing free support to individuals experiencing additional high-risk factors. These factors include individuals involved in the criminal justice system, racially/ethnically diverse, uninsured, living below the federal poverty level, homeless, etc.
Our Vision & Efforts:
We envision a day when public and private policies have been implemented to help individuals and families get the help they need to recover, including access to adequate care, health and wellness, treatment, peer support, and other recovery services. Through advocacy, we can change policies that discriminate against people in or seeking recovery.
We focus on the reality of long-term recovery from addiction to substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders for individuals and their families in Arizona. As a recovery community organization, our goal is simple: to enhance the quantity and quality of support available to people seeking and experiencing long-term recovery from addiction.
ACR works to empower people in recovery by providing recovery messaging training and a public platform for trained individuals to share their stories and assisting individuals in finding meaning and purpose in their lives through volunteering and activism.
In addition to this, we strive to:
Develop leaders that will create opportunities for people in recovery, family members, friends, and allies to express their collective voice, learn new skills and responsibilities, and provide a forum for community service.
Advocate for meaningful representation for people in long-term recovery and family members on issues that affect their lives.
Assess needs related to the adequacy and quality of local treatment, recovery support services, and other health and social services.
Assess strengths, assets, and resources available in the community to support recovery.
Educate the public, policymakers, and service providers about addiction recovery's prevalence and multiple pathways.
Develop recovery resources and recovery events by expanding public support for addiction treatment, recovery support services, and recovery advocacy while cultivating volunteerism with local communities of recovery and events.
Axiom Community of Recovery has solid partnerships with Arizona-based treatment programs, primary care providers and physicians, the criminal justice system, employers, housing services, child welfare agencies, and other key recovery stakeholders and organizations in Arizona.