Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care is a framework for coordinating multiple systems, services, and supports that are person-centered, self-directed and designed to readily adjust to meet the individual’s needs and chosen pathway to recovery. The system builds upon the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for their sustained health, wellness, recovery from substance use disorders and improved quality of life.

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Across Texas

Region I Amarillo Recovery Initiative

Amarillo held its ROSC kick-off meeting on October 27, 2011. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month February to October, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Texas Panhandle Centers, 1500 S. Taylor, Amarillo, TX.

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Libby Moore, LPC, Executive Director of Texas Panhandle Centers

Phone: (806) 349-5609

Co-Facilitator: Vicki Campbell

Phone: (806) 349-5689 | Email: vicki.campbell@txpan.org

Region I Plainview Recovery Initiative

Plainview initiated its ROSC Community in August 2014.

For additional information contact:

Facilitator Paul Walker, Plainview Serenity Center

Phone: (806)293-9722 ex.t 303 or email: RS-admin@nts-online.net

Region II Abilene Recovery Initiative/Big Country Recovery

Abilene held its ROSC kick-off meeting on June 29, 2011. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at noon, at Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, located at 104 Pine St., Suite 217 Abilene, TX 79601.

Current workgroups:

  • Recovery Calendar/Activities
  • Texas Recovery Initiative participation
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective
  • Substance Use and Mental Health Integration

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Louisa Parson

Phone: (325) 668-2086 | Email: louisaparson79563@gmail.com

Co-Facilitator: Tracy Kennedy

Phone: (325) 669-2577 | Email: Tracy@180house.com

Additional Contact: Melanie Cheek

Phone: (325) 455-4711 | Email: melanie.cheek@arcadatx.org

Region II Wichita Falls Recovery Initiative

The Wichita Falls held its ROSC kick-off meeting on January 11, 2012. Meetings are held once per month at Helen Farabee Center, in the Staley Room, 500 Broad Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Melanie Cheeks, Abilene Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Phone: (325) 673-2242 ext. 106 | Email: melanie.seals@arcadatx.org

Co-Facilitator: Marcy Thomas, Helen Farabee Center

Phone: (940) 397-3379 | Email: thomasm@helenfarabee.org

Region III Dallas Recovery Initiative

Dallas held its ROSC kick-off meeting on January 18, 2012. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at various locations in the community. Call (682)-302-1556 for meeting topic and location.

Current workgroups:

  • Social Media and Communications
  • Connections
  • Recovery
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Meeting Planning

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Jai Regalado

Phone: (972) 379-7123 | Email: Jai@recoverycc.org

Secretary: Jessica Judd, Clean Slater Centers

Phone: (817) 522-5138 | Email: jjudd@cleanslatecenters.com

Region III Fort Worth/Tarrant County Recovery Initiative

Fort Worth held its ROSC kick-off on May 23, 2011. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 11:30 am to 1 pm, quarterly, at various TCRI members’ locations. See the Tarrant County Recovery Initiative Facebook Page for information.

Current Workgroups:

  • Communications
  • Outreach and Advocacy
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Justice Involvement
  • Adolescent Support Services

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Cynthia Ward, Texas Health

Phone: 682-236-6876 | Email: Cynthia.Lynne.Ward@gmail.com

Secretary: Angel Logan, Bricolage Behavioral Health

Phone: (985) 201-0375 | Email: a.loganlpc@gmail.com

Tarrant County Recovery Initiative website: www.tarrantcountyrosc.com

Region IV East Texas (Longview) Recovery Initiative

Longview held its ROSC kick-off meeting on May 24, 2011. ETRI meets the third Thursday at 4:00 p.m. every month at the Burgess Recovery Center located at 700 A Glencrest Lane, Longview, Texas 75602.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Connie Caldwell

Phone: (903) 753-7633 | Email: ccaldwell@etcada.com

Additional contact: Brett Foster

Phone: (903) 753-7633 | Email bfoster@etcada.com

East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse website: www.etcada.com/recovery/

Region IV Tyler Recovery Initiative

Tyler held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 2, 2011. Meetings are held the second Wednesday every month from 11:30am – 1pm. The meetings are held at various location each month. Lunch is served free of charge by the host sponsoring the venue.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For meeting location and additional information contact:

Facilitator: Greg Fleck

Email: greg.fleck@newcf.net

Secretary: Lauren Heflin

Phone: (430) 342-2628 | Email: Lauren.heflin@oxfordhouse.org

Region V Beaumont Recovery Initiative/Golden Triangle Recovery Community Organizations

Beaumont held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 9, 2011. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Noon at the Jefferson County Probation Department located at 820 Neches, Beaumont, TX 77701.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Mary Ann Johnston

Phone: (409) 409-840-9350 | Email: majohnston@setcada.org

Co-Facilitator: Douglas Salisbury

Phone: (409) 951-2207 | Email: dsalisbury@co.jefferson.tx.us

Region VI Brazoria County

Brazoria held its ROSC kick off meeting on October 9, 2018. Brazoria County ROSC meeting are held from 9a.m.-10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The location for the meeting is the United Way located at 4005 Technology, Suite 1020 Angleton, Texas.

Current Workgroup(s):

  • APG Development
  • Sober House Outreach
  • Internet Presence

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Andre Villoutreix

Phone: (281) 299-1581 | Email: andrev@gulfcoastcenter.org

Co-Facilitator: Lisa Hicky

Phone: (832) 226-3265 | Email: lisa@serenitylightrecovery.com

Region V Lufkin/Nacogdoches

Lufkin/Nacogdoches held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 1, 2011. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month, 10 am to 11 am, at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas, located at 302 North Raguet Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Eric King

Phone: (936) 414-6467 | Email: mreking1974@aol.com

Region VI Galveston/Texas Coastal Recovery Resources

Galveston held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 10, 2011. Texas Coastal Recovery Resources, covering Galveston Counties. ROSC meeting is held from 2:00pm-3:00pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The location for the meeting is Gulf Coast Center located at 1228 N, Texas City Texas 7759

Current Workgroups:

  • Jobs and Housing
  • Peer Coaches & Engagement of 12-Step Community
  • Educating the Community / Web-based Resources

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Joe Gardzina

Phone: (979) 233-3826

Region VI Houston Recovery Initiative

The Houston Recovery Oriented Systems of Care began as a pilot project in May 2010. Meetings are held the third (3rd) Friday of every month from 9-10:30 am at the Houston Recovery Center, 150 N. Chenevert, Houston, TX 77002. Free parking is available in front of the building and across the street.

Current workgroups:

  • Housing
  • Recovery Community Centers/Peer Support
  • Working with Community Resources
  • Adolescent ROSC
  • Recovery Advocacy
  • Faith-based Recovery Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Behavioral Health Integration

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Leonard Kincaid at the Houston Recovery Center, Center for Sobriety

Phone: (713) 236-7802 | Email: LKincaid@houstonrecoverycenter.org

HRI website

Region VII Austin ROSC

Austin held its ROSC kick-off meeting on April 19, 2011.

Open Stakeholder meetings are held of the fourth Friday of each month from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. (Lunch Provided).

Meetings are held at the Austin Travis County Sobering Center Community Room (second floor) located at 1213 Sabine Street, Austin, TX 78701.

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Elizabeth Henry or Gale Stuart, Email: austinroscinitiative@gmail.com.

For additional information visit theAustin ROSC website

Region VII San Marcos Recovery Initiative

San Marcos held its ROSC kick-off meeting November 4, 2011. Meetings are held the evenings at the Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse office, 1901 Dutton Drive, Suite E in San Marcos.

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Grace Davis, Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Phone: (512)-396-7695 | Email: ed@hayscaldwellcouncil.org

San Marcos Recovery Initiative Website

Region VII Waco/Temple/Killeen Recovery Initiative/Heart of Texas Recovers

The Waco Recovery Initiative held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 12, 2011. Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of the Month at noon, at HOTRMHMR, 110 S. 12th St., Waco, Texas 76703.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Jamie Schmitt, Heart of Texas Region Mental Health and Mental Retardation

Phone: (254) 297-7706 | Email: jamie.schmitt@hotrmhmr.org

Co-Facilitator: Eric Jeter

Email: ejeter@cenikor.org

Region VIII Kerrville Recovery Initiative

Kerrville held its ROSC kick-off meeting May 1, 2015. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm at Union Church located on Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028

Current workgroups:

  • Community education

For information contact:

Facilitator: Sabine Kuenzel

Email: sabine3722@att.net

Region VIII San Antonio/Alamo Addiction Recovery Initiative

San Antonio held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 13, 2010. Meetings are held the last Monday of every month at 11 am. Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd. 78209 Room – West 104. The call-in number is: 712-432-6297 Conference ID: 548354#

Current workgroups:

  • Community Outreach,
  • Recovery Support Services,
  • Training
  • Recovery Support Resources

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Abigail Moore, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Phone (210) 225-4741 | Email: amoore@sacada.org

Co-Facilitator: Amelia Reed, BA, LCDC, CHW

Phone: (210) 734-6362 | Email: AReed@lifetimerecoverytx.org

AARI Website

Region IX San Angelo Recovery Initiative/Bridge to Recovery

San Angelo held its Recovery Oriented Systems of Care kick-off meeting on October 21, 2011. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. Meting venues rotate monthly. Locations can be found each month on the Bridge to Recovery Facebook page or by calling (325) 224-3481.

Current workgroups:

  • Community Involvement
  • Recovery Housing
  • Military and Veterans Services
  • Youth Recovery Support Services

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Chelsea Ashton, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley

Phone: (325) 224-3481 | Email: chelseaa@adaccv.org

Co-Facilitator: Courtney Bingham

Phone: (325) 224-3481 | Email: Courtneyb@adaccv.org

Bridge to Recovery Facebook page.

Region X Corpus Christi Recovery Initiative/Coastal Bend ROSC

Corpus Christi held its ROSC kick-off meeting on November 15, 2011. Meetings are held the third Friday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Location: DSHS offices in Corpus Christi at 5155 Flynn Pkwy room 618.

Current workgroups:

  • Recovery Support Services

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Ruth Luna

Phone: (361) 814-2001 | Email: ruthl@cbwellness.org

Co-Facilitator: Theresa Uchimori

Email: theresau@cbadrc.org

Region X El Paso - Paso Del Norte ROSC Collaborative (El Paso) Recovery Initiative

El Paso held its ROSC kick-off on May 9, 2011.

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For information regarding meeting location, dates, and time contact:

Facilitator: Chris Bailey, Casa Vida

Phone: (915) 594-7000 | Email: ct.bailey@pvida.net

Region XI Rio Grande Valley Recovery Initiative

Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas (formerly Rio Grande Valley Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) held its ROSC kick-off meeting on July 11, 2011. Cities collaborating in this initiative are: Brownsville, Edinburg, Laredo, McAllen, and Pharr. Meetings are the forth Thursday every other month generally at Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas, 5510 N. Cage Blvd. Pharr TX. 78577

Current workgroups:

  • Treatment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Public Policy
  • Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact:

Facilitator: Jennifer Hicks, Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas

Phone (956)787-7111 ext. 288 | Email: jhicks@bhsst.org

Community Recovery Initiatives

Recovery Support Services Pilot Project - DSHS RSS FY 15 Interim Evaluation Report FINAL

  • Youth Recovery Centers
  • Recovery Coach/Peer Mentors/Peer Recovery Support Specialist Information
  • Trained Recovery Coaches in Texas- Information regarding trained recovery coaches contact:
    Mary S. Cook, LMSW, Research Associate Addiction Research Institute Center for Social Work Research University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
  • Email: mscook@austin.utexas.edu
  • Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professional for Registered Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Recovery Coach/Peer Mentors

Additional Events and Resources

Recovery Information can be found on the websites or links below:

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For more information regarding the state’s initiative for the development of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care in Texas, email SubstanceUseDisorder@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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