What Is It?
Telephone Recovery Support (TRS) is an innovative peer support service. Those in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) are invited to enroll. Participation is FREE thanks to our generous donors. Enrollment is completely optional and can be voluntarily discontinued by the participant at any point.
How Does It Work?
Trained volunteers (who are, in many cases, in recovery themselves) make weekly calls to touch base with each participant. During the call, volunteers may offer information about resources in the community. More importantly, the phone call can help someone in early recovery feel cared for and supported.
The beauty of TRS is in its simplicity. TRS helps people stay in recovery. We also support people to get back on track if a relapse occurs. When someone tells us they have relapsed, we don’t kick them out of the program; we keep calling them. When someone is down, that’s when they need support the most. Through this service, Voices of Hope is an encouraging voice at a critical junction on the road to long term recovery.
Listen to a Podcast About Telephone Support
Sometimes People Just Want to be Heard (4:04)