Telephone Recovery Support
FOR-DO is now providing Telephone Recovery Support (TRS) calls to NY residents that are in recovery from alcohol or other addictions! TRS is an innovative, peer-to-peer support service. Trained volunteers that are, in many cases, in recovery themselves, make weekly calls to “check in” and see how people are doing. Recoverees are offered support; encouragement and information about resources that may help them maintain their recovery.
The beauty is in the simplicity. TRS helps people stay in recovery. Sometimes just a phone call can make someone feel wanted, cared about and included. Dare, we say “loved”. When making the call, the volunteer will feel rewarded when they have spoken with someone. They share in joys and sorrows, triumphs and setbacks. They have the satisfaction of giving back, of making a difference. It’s a classic win-win scenario.
The impact of this program is immeasurable. We know that our calls help people maintain their recovery and get them back on track if a reoccurrence occurs. When someone tells us they have a break in their recovery, we don’t kick them out of the program; we keep calling them, checking in with them, seeing if they want help. When someone is down, that’s when he or she needs the most support. FOR-DO is often the only encouraging voice heard at a critical junction on the road of their recovery.
Sign Up For The Telephone Recovery Support Program Below!
Want to become a TRS Volunteer?
Call (607)-267-4435 or email Kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org for more information on how to volunteer to make TRS calls!