Shifting the focus from addiction to individual-centered recovery

Serve as an AmeriCorps State/National member in our Recovery Corps program, a direct service program that supports recovery in New Jersey's southern region.

Recovery Corps members provide peer support to people considering or currently in recovery. Members give hope that recovery is possible by encouraging and assisting individuals to find their own personal pathway to recovery. Members serve alongside experienced professionals and gain valuable skills in a wide variety of recovery support programs. Members connect with individuals through service site placements at Living Proof Recovery Center, hospital-based LifelineED, STAR case management, and the family support program, ReConnections. Members also participate in community outreach efforts with the goal of transforming southern New Jersey into a community of hope and mutual support to foster long-term recovery. 

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Program Benefits

  • Valuable professional mentorships with experienced professionals in the recovery/addiction service field
  • Certifications at the end of service including Peer Specialist and mental health first aid
  • Extensive training in recovery support services 


  • Commit to serve 15-20 hours per week for 22-24 weeks to complete 300-450 hours of service
  • Have direct lived experience with addiction/recovery of a loved one or close associate OR be in personal recovery from substance use for at least one year
  • Must be a citizen of the US, a US national, or a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • All positions are contingent upon a drug screening, criminal background checks, and medical testing including a physical and PPD


Center For Family Services Recovery Corps program is funded through AmeriCorps & the Horizon Foundation.