We very excited to annouce that we are applying to become an Recovery Community Organization this year! This will enable Loudoun Serenity to offer services in addition to recovery housing to a greater number of individuals. We have estimated the cost of staff, hotline, office for counseling visits, website and resources to be approximately $250k annually. We expect to reach an additional 500 people our first year and expand from there through staff and volunteers. We're especially excited to open a Recovery Community Center (or "Recovery Cafe") to bring fun, alcohol free, events to Loudoun residents. Music, art classes, jewelry making, pickleball lessons, and just hanging out in a no judgement atmosphere to celebrate life in recovery!
Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and Recovery Cafes are a new and exciting development in recovery services and are opening across the US as a grassroots effort to provide recovery services to a wider audience to include families, friends, employers of individuals in recovery.
We are very grateful to the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation who awarded a $40,000 grant towards the forming of an RCO. If we're able to raise another $40,000 in donations, they'll award an additional $40,000 to match those donations!
Please help us raise $40,000 this Spring to bring the Recovery Community Organization to fruition.