Advocates for Recovery Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$2,990 raised by 33 donors

10% complete

$30,000 Goal


Advocates for Recovery Colorado (AFRC) is a peer-led and peer-run, independent, non-profit organization that helps build the statewide recovery community through direct services and advocacy. This Recovery Community Organization (RCO) supports individuals in and those seeking active & sustained recovery from addiction, their families and friends as well as our recovery allies around Colorado. At AFRC you can get FREE peer support from people who are living in recovery! Providing direct services and support to everyone who comes through our doors is the purpose of having multiple locations across the state, especially in rural Colorado, where support and connection are often scarce. 



We strive to be the voice of hope, empowering those affected by substance use through advocacy, education, and peer recovery support services in all Colorado communities.

Core Values

Authenticity - We promote genuine peer-to-peer connection in communities across Colorado. Our work is led by people with lived experience who authentically represent their own and respect every individual's pathway of recovery.

Empowerment- We recognize that empowerment is critical to the recovery process. We empower our participants to find and use their voice in their recovery journey by fostering self-determination, tenacity, hope and joy.

Equity: We believe all Coloradans have the right to equitable access to wellness and justice. We advocate for the availability of services that afford all people dignity and humanity, while working to eliminate structural inequities and other barriers to recovery.

Inclusivity - We celebrate and support all pathways and stages of recovery. We offer an inclusive, non-judgmental and accepting environment, welcoming the diversity and lived experiences of all participants.

Integrity -We provide highly ethical, authentic, and quality peer-to-peer services adhering to the organization's mission and recovery support best practices. We are responsive and accountable to our participants, funders, and the Colorado recovery community.

Service: Servant leadership is the cornerstone of our peer-led recovery support, advocacy, and education efforts. We partner with our participants and collaborate with other community organizations to provide and expand services statewide.

AFRC's Vision: All Coloradans have support for active and sustained whole health recovery, free from stigma and inequity.

Background Statement

Advocates for Recovery Colorado (AFRC) is a peer-run, grassroots, non-profit organization, and the first authentic Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in Colorado; made up of people throughout Colorado who are focused on the solution of recovery, rather than the problem of addiction.

The organization started in 2001 with a handful of dedicated folks who recognized that the most difficult part of the road to recovery began after the individual had stopped using alcohol and other drugs.

AFRC has remained dedicated to helping people who are in search of and those living in recovery, as well as family members who want support in dealing with their loved one's addiction and recovery. We provide FREE Peer Recovery Support Services at our multiple locations across the state, including peer coaching, peer support groups, called "All Recovery Meetings" and recovery social activities.

In addition, AFRC advocates for state and local policies that that will enhance accessibility to treatment and peer recovery support services. AFRC helps build the unified voice of the Colorado recovery community

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Organization name

Advocates for Recovery Colorado

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6981 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80221

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US



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