A REC (recovery engagement center) is a low-barrier, community-based organization that offers resources to help people and their families stay engaged in recovery. Safe Haven and other RECs are community-funded and volunteer ran. They depend on the community to thrive.
Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center serves 9 counties in Southern Indiana and offers experience, strength and hope to people and their families by helping with resources. Safe Haven can connect people to treatment or recovery resources, as well as connections to employment, transportation, 12 step meetings and support from others by offering a "hang out" for people in the community that everybody knows is a safe place.
Currently, Safe Haven is funded by the community through donations as well as various grant opportunities. Donations come from individuals or corporate sponsors. We are also always actively seeking funding through state and federal grant availability.
A common concern we hear in the community is "Not in my Backyard Syndrome." Many people think that if recovery or treatment options move into a county, that more drugs will follow. Fortunately, the opposite is true. Having a REC in the county helps encourage recovery instead of active substance use. Any person and their families that are using the REC are looking to better their lives and choose recovery, not continue active drug use. We want to promote a recovery-oriented environment so that an environment of active substance use is not the norm in Orange County!