Recovery Advocacy Day (RAD)
RAD 2023 was on February 9th.
Each year, we come together to advocate for pro-recovery policy in our state capital. Join the WRA and the recovery community to elevate and unify our powerful voices in support of recovery in Washington. RAD is a great opportunity for our community to build connections with one another and make our voices heard by meeting directly with state lawmakers to ask for their votes on key behavioral health legislation. Help us show our state lawmakers that through better policy, we absolutely can make recovery a reality for all!
King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum
The King County Recovery Coalition is a proud co-sponsor of the King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum, where you will hear compelling personal stories from individuals in behavioral health recovery, as well as the perspectives and priorities of legislators and county council members. The event begins with facilitated roundtable discussions with legislators. This is an exciting moment to speak with your legislators and neighbors about why behavioral health issues matter to you. Each year we host Recovery in Action, an interactive pre-event leading up to the forum, to inspire community members to take actions, great and small, that make a difference in the recovery movement.
Elevate Recovery Advocacy Trainings
Elevate Recovery Advocacy is the Washington Recovery Alliance’s signature public policy and media engagement program. It is more than a training—it is the foundation of a statewide recovery movement. In the past two years, the WRA has trained over 500 Washingtonians who’ve been impacted by mental health and substance use challenges. This training offers participants a chance to build skills in telling their story to a lawmaker, review the WRA policy priorities in-depth, and provide more information on the legislative process. Elevate trainings are offered at no cost to our community.
Stay tuned for future Elevate training announcements.
KCRC Coalition Meetings
Become part of the recovery movement in King County!
Are you interested in making new connections? Do you want to help change the narrative around substance use and mental health? Are you or someone you care about living in recovery? Join us at the next coalition meeting!
KCRC regular coalition meetings are a place where you can:
Strengthen your community and connections to other people in recovery
Network for employment and other opportunities
Learn about local resources
Use your recovery experience to help others
Provide valuable real-life input to local policy makers
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Recovery Day at the Mariners
Recovery Day at the Mariners '23 was on August 27th.
We DO recover, and we can’t think of a better way to show up loud, proud, and visible than a recovery rally and march to T-Mobile Park each year to kick off a fun-filled day of baseball and sunshine. Recovery Day at the Mariners is all about celebrating mental health wellness and substance use recovery with thousands of other people living their recovery journey. Recovery Day at the Mariners features “Recovery in Action” booths including writing cards with messages of hope to folks who are currently in inpatient treatment, sharing your personal story, and taking your photo with signs that celebrate recovery (and even the Mariner Moose!). This celebration is family-friendly for all ages, and our section within the park is substance-free.
Bringing you experts in the field for community conversations on topics you care about. Tune in every month for guest speakers on topics our community members (that’s you!) care about. KCRC Presents brings experts in the field to you for community conversations and connection. We have hosted elected officials from local government, representatives from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), local partner organizations, and people with lived experience who are sharing their stories through books and other media.
Do you have a topic you’d like to know more about through KCRC Presents? Email email@example.com