Thank you for your interest in joining the Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition (SWWARC)
Our coalition member organizations and individuals work together to build a community in which individuals and families, through empowerment, have created a healthy and safe community that promotes wellness, recovery and a fulfilling quality of life. SWWARC supports the community by creating and holding the vision of transformational change through sharing of resources, advocacy, education, evaluation and facilitation.
What does it mean to be a Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition member?
Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition looks to its coalition members for leadership, counsel, and on-the-ground connections. Coalition members are encouraged to actively participate in coalition committees and attend regular phone meetings, and support networking and National Recovery Month events. In addition members have the opportunity to participate in Legislative lobby days and tell their story.
In return, Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition provides a strong, clear voice at the state and national level for common policy advocacy, as well as benefits like communication tools, information on federal legislation, upcoming funding opportunities, and connections to like-minded leaders from across the state. Coalition members agree to support Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition’s public policy work, share timely information, and undertake common initiatives regarding recovery where possible.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Representation on recovery issues at the state and federal level;
- Regular news and updates about state, regional and national recovery policies;
- Access to a members-only mailing list, list-serve and online resources;
- Connections to fellow recovery advocacy professionals and champions at local, state and national level.
- Media and spokesperson opportunities as the local partner to support recovery;
- Support for any potential funding (for state and local organizations) through national/state campaigns run by the Washington Recovery Alliance and Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition, as well as receive information about additional funding opportunities;
- Regular coalition calls and annual meetings, as well as other conference calls and trainings focused on various “hot” topics at low or no cost;
- Access to other Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition members for expert advice, policy information and technical support; and,
- Cost free Legislative Trainings for volunteers and staff. Trainings include “How to Tell Your Story” to legislators and funders.
What are the responsibilities of membership?
Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition looks to its members for leadership, counsel, and on-the-ground connections. Members are encouraged to participate in coalition committees and attend regular phone calls, networking events and Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition’s annual Recovery Forum and Summit. Coalition members agree to support Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition’s public policy work, share timely information, and undertake common initiatives where possible.
Yearly membership dues are charged on a sliding scale, based on your organization’s budget. If recovery is not the main focus of your organization, dues will be based on the budget for your organization’s recovery programs.
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|Membership for Individuals is on a donation basis determined by the individual. It is the mission of SWWARC to involve the entire recovery community and advocates. A predetermined amount of scholarships are available to organizations.|
SW WA Recovery Coalition
3021 NE 72nd Drive, Suite 9
PO Box 258
Vancouver, WA 98661 Please contact the following individuals for further information:
Michael Kornell, Executive Board Chair (360)518-9031
Sara Rowan, Executive Board Secretary (360) 241-4809
Jerri Stanley SWWARC Program Coordinator (360)776-0107