THE CONNECTION IS THE FIRST ADDICTION RECOVERY SUPPORT CENTER IN FORSYTH COUNTY, GEORGIA
The Connection is a place for those who have chosen long term recovery to find fellowship, peer coaching and recovery meetings, while having a safe place to be connected with others in recovery.
Mission: To empower recovery in Forsyth County.
Vision: To destigmatize addiction and recovery through advocacy, education and awareness that recovery is possible for everyone who chooses to get better.
Recovery Community Organizations* (RCOs) are opening throughout the U.S. to help people connect at the local level and sustain recovery through education, advocacy and training. The Connection is one of a number of RCOs in Georgia and the only organization of its kind in Forsyth County.
Forsyth ranks as the healthiest county in Georgia for the seventh year in a row and is also considered one of the most affluent counties in the U.S. It’s also home to a number of people and their families living in long-term recovery.
Established by the Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth (RCFF), The Connection is an independent 501(c)3 organization established in 2018 and funded by a grant that is part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery program. In Georgia, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) administers this grant. RCFF/The Connection is also funded through donations, corporate sponsorships and other charitable giving.
The leadership and staff of The Connection and RCFF are peers in recovery and advocates of multiple pathways of recovery.
Recovery Community Organizations are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. These organizations organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs and provide peer-based recovery support services.