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Recovery Helpline To Launch

In May of 2017, Columbia County Pathways To Recovery launched their Recovery Helpline.  Callers to the helpline receive information about resources available to them regarding addiction and recovery.  Additionally, we have partnered with the Chatham Cares 4 U Initiative to take calls from people who are interested in beginning their recovery through this amazing program modeled after the PAARI program. As of 4/27/17 this program, begun in July of 2016 by the Village of Chatham Police Department, has helped 100 people begin their journey to recovery and a better life.

We are actively seeking volunteers to submit an application for consideration to answer helpline calls.  This is not a crisis hotline and volunteers do not need to have crisis experience to volunteer.  Your personal experience or that of dealing with a friend or family member through addiction and recovery can be put to good use here.  Volunteers will answer calls from their own location using a system developed by us so that there is no need to travel to an office to take helpline calls.  Shifts are 4 hours long and we will take into consideration your schedule and availability before scheduling you for a shift.  Shifts are available morning, afternoon and evening.  Volunteers should have access to a cellphone and a computer with internet access. Volunteers cell phone numbers are never shared with callers as access is through a special 800 number set up by us.  Volunteers will attend a 3 hour training class before being assigned a shift to answer calls.  If you’d like to learn more, here is a link to the application and information.  Click Helpline Info Packet and Application.

You can also send us an email or call us at 518-966-2775 with any questions or to request additional information.

Your completed application can be emailed to our Executive Director, faxed to 518-203-2599 or sent via regular mail to CCPR, PO Box 486, Ghent NY 12075.