One-on-one meetings with RecoveryWorks mentors
Substance use disorders affect a staggering number of individuals and families. Recovery is an ongoing process of growth, self-change, regaining self-confidence, and nurturing a positive outlook on life. A key component of recovery is the ability to reclaim lives and move forward by successfully returning to the workforce.
RecoveryWorks is a program at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. We are dedicated to connecting individuals in recovery from substance use disorders with employment opportunities that match their level of experience and skill sets.
RecoveryWorks offers its participants career coaching, skill-building workshops, assistance with legal issues, and continued mentorship and support during their search for a job and throughout employment. All of these services and supports are available to participants for five years.
RecoveryWorks Celebration Event
September 10, 2022
Our Foundation is Made Up of Four Pillars
RecoveryWorks provides support to its participants through wraparound services and resources available to them for the duration of five years.
RecoveryWorks focuses on outreach to employers and organizations to partner with us to help tap into the underutilized human capital of the substance use disorder population.
RecoveryWorks strives to raise awareness, reduce stigma around substance use disorders, and highlight the benefits of hiring a RecoveryWorks participant.
RecoveryWorks creates a close and supportive community for individuals, their families, and employers to celebrate the strength and personal assets of our participants.
Our Services Listed Below Are Accessible to Participants for Five Years:
Individualized career guidance and coaching
Recovery and employment related educational and skill-based group meetings
Assistance with legal issues
Liaison to employers
In order to successfully help these individuals enter, re-enter, or shift career paths in the workforce, we have partnered with like-minded employers and organizations. Our partners include employers, healthcare organizations, recruitment firms, legal system representatives, and policymakers. These partnerships offer us the ability to serve as liaisons to employers in order to facilitate and secure effective long-term jobs for our participants.
Our RecoveryWorks program has been presented across the state of Massachusetts and is currently collaborating with the following organizations: GAAMHA (Gardner Athol Area Mental Health Association), Galileo Media Arts, Gavin Foundation, Greenfield Community College, Laidlaw Group, New England Collegiate Recovery Collaborative, North Suffolk Mental Health, and The Hollister Group.
We have the unparalleled support of our state’s representatives and senators who have been instrumental in the success of our program thus far. We are grateful for their willingness to stand behind RecoveryWorks and for joining us in changing the lives of those with substance use disorders across the Commonwealth. Together, we are helping people reclaim their lives by joining or returning to the workforce and we believe this is an important piece of the recovery puzzle.
A special thank you to Senator John Velis and Senator Brendan Crighton for spearheading the filing of the amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget, which was adopted and ultimately included in the final state budget. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, RecoveryWorks continues to carry out our mission.