FAVOR is dedicated to organizing the recovery community to put a “face and voice” on recovery and provide intervention and recovery support services to individuals and their families seeking recovery. FAVOR Greenville was incorporated in SC in 2004 and is a part of a national recovery advocacy movement whose vision is to provide people affected by substance use disorders with access to the support they need to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.
FAVOR Greenville provides an innovative response to the suffering caused by addiction to more than 3,000 new individuals each year in Upstate SC: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Youth, and Healing Families.
New Programs/Initiatives at FAVOR Greenville
FAVOR Greenville’s core programs include BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- All Recovery Meetings (10 per week)
- Outreach Meetings to local treatment providers, recovery houses (24 per month)
- SMART Recovery Meetings (2 per week)
- 12 step Meetings (5 per week)
- Family Recovery Groups (3 per week)
- Family Recovery Outreach Groups (3 per week)
- Teen Recovery Groups (2 per week)
- Intervention services (approximately 250 per year)
- Ongoing referral services
- Telephone coaching
- Text/outreach coaching
- Individual coaching services
- Family recovery coaching services
- Adventures in Recovery (AIR) social activities
- Crisis intervention/support services
- Criminal justice/weekly jail visitation
- Assertive Community Engagement programs-in home visits
- High School Recovery Awareness initiatives at Greenville High (2x per week)
- United Way Recovery Awareness Campaign (approximately 30 community outreach events each year)
In addition, to these core programs we have several transformational initiatives that have just launched in the past year:
FORCE program (FAVOR Opioid Recovery Coaching Evaluation): Providing on-call 24-hour support and 12 months ongoing recovery coaching to opioid “overdose” patients in the Greenville Health System (Memorial Campus) Emergency Department. FAVOR Greenville has partnered with Greenville Health System and Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) to provide this service to 100 patients per year over the next 2 years. The program will also have a research/evaluation component administered by Greenville Health and South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
“Doctors Who Coach”: As part of “healthy Greenville” 5 year grant cycle FAVOR Greenville has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina @ Greenville Health System to provide Recovery Coach training as an elective within the medical school. FAVOR Greenville has trained 13 third year med students as recovery coaches to this point. These students act as liaisons within the healthcare system. In addition, they serve as volunteers for FAVOR Greenville in a variety of other ways. This has helped bridge the gap between healthcare and recovery. This initiative has also open the door to several special programs within the system including FAVOR Greenville providing coaching to IV heroin users hospitalized on the infectious disease unit.
Nicholtown Satellite Location: Nicholtown is a completely un-served minority community in Greenville South Carolina. Access is a major barrier for individuals and families in need of recovery support. FAVOR Greenville has entered into partnership with Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church and the Phyllis Wheatley Recreation Center to provide on-site recovery support services. We anticipate growing this location at the same level as the Woodruff Road location. We provide the entire continuum of FAVOR Greenville services at the Nicholtown site.
Spartanburg Expansion and Laurens County Expansion: Partnering with local foundations FAVOR Greenville has expanded services to other counties and locations across the Upstate. We provide family recovery services at these locations.
Operation Rescue: Operation Rescue is a 24 hour on-call “warm line” manned by peer recovery support staff. Individuals and families in need can call this line and get live support to work through any and all substance misuse related issues.