MHAW A Project of the Association for Mental Health & Wellness

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

The Recovery Center East is guided by a set of principles and held accountable to these principles by the Guiding Council. These principles are summarized as follows;

  • We believe that anyone can heal and recover.
  • We hold out hope for those that may not see this possibility in their current state.
  • Through opportunities of choice and encouraged empowerment our members can identify their strengths and find or reconnect to their best life with a found sense of purpose and meaning.
  • We allow for the pursuit of recovery to come from the individual noting that these pathways to recovery are numerous and as unique as the individual.
  • We are not here to ‘fix’ one another, or give advice; instead we’re here to create a culture of mutual respect and support, one that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety.
  • This includes trust, being empathetic and collaborative. It is in this strength-based environment where true recovery can begin.
  • We refrain from universalizing our worldview; we accept that everyone is different.
  • We challenge ourselves to intentionally come from a place of genuine curiosity when people share their experience and worldview without judgement.