This partnership means working with the McLean County ROSC “and with other community organizations to build a community culture that nurtures recovery, builds capacity and infrastructure to support a recovery-oriented system of care.”
The goals of this partnership is to:
- “Build a community culture that nurtures recovery by collaborating with other community members to form a Recovery Oriented System of Care.
- Achieve authenticity by valuing all areas of the community and all paths to recovery.
- Promote the needs of the recovery community and promote infrastructure development through training and education.
- Respect the sustainability of the ROSC by actively participating in Council meetings and activities and maintaining current information with the Council Roster.
- Recognize that community ROSC councils are part of a larger statewide network and contribute to the capacity building of the statewide recovery community” (1)
A “ROSC is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and communities to achieve recovery and improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of substance use disorders. The central focus of a ROSC is to create an infrastructure, or “system of care”, with the resources to effectively address the full range of substance use problems within communities. The goals of the Illinois ROSC include:
- Building a culture that builds and nurtures recovery
- Building capacity and infrastructure to support a recovery-oriented system of care
- Developing commitment to implement and sustain a recovery-oriented system of care” (2).
In McLean County, “the Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care is a community-based coalition of volunteers within McLean County” (3). The ROSC Council is comprised of professionals in various human services fields, individuals with lived experience in recovery, and community members (3). “The ROSC seeks to connect people in recovery with a variety of community services to improve recovery outcomes. The ROSC views recovery as a holistic process, therefore it aims to provide support for any number of issues that might serve as a risk or hindrance to ongoing recovery:
- Sober Living/Housing
- Sober Recreation
- Education, Jobs, Childcare
- Stigma Reduction and Family Education
- Behavioral Health, Healthcare, & Wellness
- Cultural-Based Recovery” (3)
“Collaborating to Build and Empower Communities of Recovery.”
McLean County recovers by improving health, wellness, and resiliency for individuals and families, with or at risk of substance use/mental/behavioral health inclinations, to promote healthy and safe communities (4).
- People can and do recover. Recovery is a reality!
- Individuals and families determine the supports and services they need.
- Services and supports are continuous and cohesive across different phases of care and are coordinated across the various agencies involved in their delivery.
- Support of recovery is a community responsibility and value.
- The system is inherently flexible, so it can be responsive to different pathways to recovery.
- Measuring quality and outcomes is a system priority (4).
- Recovery happens in the community
- Recognize the right of people to direct his, her, or their own recovery.
- Recognizing that there are multiple models or paths to recovery.
- Progress over perfection – nobody works a perfect recovery program.
- Operate with integrity and a sense of personal responsibility.
- Recovery requires action. The ROSC can facilitate supports and services for recoverees, but ultimately, they are the ones who have to do the work and follow through.
- Include the “voice” of peers, family members, and the community in planning and decision-making.
- Implement programs with competency and good stewardship.
- Empower individuals and families.
- Embrace cultural diversity.
- More people enabled to practice recovery principles (honesty, integrity, acceptance, humility, gratitude, etc.) makes for a healthier overall community (4).
- Inform, educate, and empower individuals and communities.
- Identify existing services available as well as the needs to expand necessary services in the areas of prevention, treatment, and peer recovery support and systems improvement.
- Encourage partnerships that are rich and diverse – establish rapport.
- Increase the number of people pursuing recovery, improving recovery capital to strengthen capacity to build and maintain lives in recovery and build recovery sustainability.
- Decrease the relapse rate” (4).
To join for the McLean County ROSC Council Meetings, they are open to all members of the community via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/3729798714) on the third Tuesday of the month from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
For more information:
Angi Chasensky, Project Coordinator
Dan Sokulski, CRSS
Please check with McLean County ROSC for upcoming activities. For questions, if you have an idea you would like the ROSC to explore, or if you want to learn more about the workgroups, reach out to Angi Chasensky email@example.com.
McLean County ROSC Webpage: Recovery Coaching Network at GSU (govst.edu)
McLean County ROSC’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/McLeanCountyRecovers/
McLean County ROSC’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe17dMnMe0lKI19pmARgj8Q
Information obtained from
- Directly from signed Memorandum
- Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Recovery Relics newsletter produced by McLean County ROSC Council
- Angi Chasensky, Project Coordinator