Our mission is to transform lives through transformed people. We are a peer-led organization that provides housing, transportation, and supportive services to people in transition. We focus on serving the recovery and re-entry populations that have often been overlooked.
We envision a world in which people who suffer from the disease of addiction or the experience of re-entry have the same access to opportunities and options as others. We envision a community where the person experiencing marginalization can grow in the ways that they want without being stopped by barriers that previously opposed them. We envision an ecosystem where agencies, employers, governments, and community members work together for the good of the whole.
Jordan Peer Recovery launched the Sober Living Program in October 2019, with 1 female participant Shalaya Mabry. Since then, we have added two more homes and provided sober housing for people in transition. Our facilities provide a home-like environment and a house manager in each home. Participants are required to work, attend recovery meetings, and maintain sobriety as they work through their plan to establish independence. Participants may stay for up to one year. Extensions are available upon request. As of July 2020, we have provided housing assistance for 30 people; 14 females and 16 male clients.
People in Recovery and Re-Entry suffer most. JPR is designing a Community Health Worker Apprenticeship approved by ApprenticeshipNC that prepares people for the Community Healthworker JourneyWorker credential. Participants earn while they learn and can be hired immediately while they gain the portable credentials and skills to do the job. They enter Pandemic Resistant Industries that remain in demand throughout economic shifts.
JPR has collaborated as a partner on the steering committee and has been commissioned by Buncombe County to design the Community Safety and Anti-Violence Plan
It is our apprenticeship and job creation program at Jordan Peer Recovery. Through a grant from Dogwood Health Trust we will create jobs, enroll apprentices and build a model where people can engage with the locally booming transportation industry in WNC.
However big or small it is, your help will make a difference.