FIRST Center Support Services are grounded in the realization that:
a) seeking support aids recovery and well-being, and
b) finding services can be challenging except when done with peers shining a light, offering encouragement, and offering a hand of support.
We affirm that treatment works, recovery is possible, and that long-term success in recovery involves peer and family support, and a community working together effectively
first center affirmations
We affirm that:
Recovery is possible.
Long-term success in recovery involves peer and family support, and a community working together effectively.
We began the FIRST Center as a way for families for find support when helping a family member seek, get into, and remain in treatment. Often, this can be very stressful not just to the person in recovery but the family seeking to support their loved one. The question remained, "Where, as a family member, can I go to get support, learn more about the disability, and get tips on how to be an effective care giver? Who's there to help me and the rest of my family?"
This question is answered at the FIRST Center by our Family & Peer-Support Specialists who have been on the road of recovery themselves and/or with a family member.