Not everyone who chooses to live a sober life benefits from traditional groups like NA and AA. There are ton's of other groups, organizations and literature out there offering different perspectives and practices to help you in your journey.
Remember, only you can define your sobriety.
Feeling alone and out of options can be one of the most dangerous things in the world.
I am here to tell you to not give up.
I am here to tell you that you are not alone in your thinking, that millions of people struggle with addiction and mental health issues. With the help of others and taking advantage of these resources below, recovery is a possibility for anyone and there is so much strength to be found in community.
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, rooted in the caring tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, provides comprehensive physical and mental health services to uninsured and under-insured people in and around Rochester, New York.
Delphi Rise offers prevention services through counseling and education, recovery through treatment services, and support through care services. Empowering people in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area to make informed decisions about their health.
Through a spectrum of culturally competent programs and services, the Mental Health Association of Rochester fosters an environment to build skills and provide support to people who are facing a mental health challenge, empowering them to make informed decisions on their self-directed path to wellness.
Today, the Compeer Rochester team carries forward their founder’s vision and mission to provide healing friendship to community members living with mental health challenges — and to shatter the stigma surrounding mental illness.
NAMI Rochester's mission is to provide support, education and advocacy to individuals and families of all cultural backgrounds who are living with mental illness.
"We envision a world where stigma is no longer a barrier to treatment, support is readily available, and mental illness is universally accepted as a treatable medical condition."
Helio Health is dedicated to transforming the lives of those struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Unlike many other providers, HH is dedicated to treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of addiction and mental illness. This includes general healthcare, housing services, training and family support. It’s a comprehensive approach that they believe leads to a more successful transition to a life of healing, hope and recovery.
For over 137 years, the YWCA has been and continues to be a powerful resource in our Rochester area community. Dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism, the YWCA provides women and children safe housing, skill building for life, linkages to community resources and a caring staff that offers encouragement and support.
Sojourner Home provides permanent supportive housing for women and families whose lives have been impacted by homelessness, domestic violence, chronic poverty, family instability, mental health issues and substance use disorders. Sojourner Home women and children, providing on-site case management, life-skills training, youth development programs and other support services in three supportive housing programs. Our mission and purpose is to give women and families the tools they need to recover from trauma and build stable, self-sufficient lives.