The Courage Center offers recovery coaching for both young people (ages 15-26) and family members. Recovery coaching is performed by volunteers, in personal recovery or family recovery, who commit to an initial training, plus on-going supervision and continuing education. A Recovery Coach is someone who is interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in early recovery.
Generally, coaches assist participants with developing and following a recovery plan and solving problems directly related to recovery. The relationship of a coach to a participant is strengths-based and highly supportive, rather than directive. It differs from the role of a 12-step sponsor or professional clinical counselor: coaches do not diagnose, provide therapy, or help a participant work the 12 steps.