2014 Dare to Dream Gala – February 22, 2014

January 5, 2014

The annual Full Circle gala began in 2008 to highlight the work we do with adolescents and their families in our community and celebrate their success.

All proceeds raised at this event fund our programs to help teens who are experiencing challenges with substance abuse.

Our event is attended by the local police, Sheriff, city council, school personnel, hospitals and businesses in our area that support the work we do and contribute generously to ensure these important services continue.

For more information, contact Kimberly Lindberg 530.878.5166 ext 264 or klindberg@corr.us


Open House – NEW Auburn & Rosevile Campus Locations

January 3, 2014


In effort to better serve our community and create more access and opportunity for people to get the help they need, we have moved services to central locations.

Our new sites will offer:
Adolescent & Adult services
Drinking driver education
Perinatal outpatient program
Child Development

RSVP to Ariel Lovett 530-273-9541 ext. 216 alovett@corr.us
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Upcoming Events

January 3, 2014

Upcoming Events to Save the Dates

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

March 2014

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Gratitude and Giving go hand in hand

December 2, 2013

Every year about this time, we’re presented with countless opportunities to give. As we gathered to give thanks on Thursday, some of us celebrated in the homes of family or friends. Others shared fellowship with recovery family and friends.

Either way, gratitude for new lives in recovery and hope for those still struggling was in our hearts and minds. But what if there was a day specifically designated to give a gift of hope?

This year, December 3rd has been declared to be Giving Tuesday . . . a day defined by kindness, compassion, and generosity. By giving today, you are partnering with CoRR to help families recover and thrive.

Tell everyone you can about how you give and why it matters, and join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

CLICK HERE to donate online.



CoRR Campus Announces Capital Campaign

October 16, 2013


This fall,  Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the Campus, and the success of the initial phase of the capital campaign for developing this beautiful resource.

The Campus at dusk
Photo Courtesy of Sugar Pine Studios

Grass Valley—The corner of Sierra College Drive and East Main Street in Grass Valley has the highest traffic count in Nevada County. Close to the hospital, Sierra College, Nevada Union High School and BriarPatch Co-op, thousands travel the intersection daily. On one corner sits a new set of buildings, the innovative flagship of Community Recovery Resources (CoRR). It is here that over 2,000 individuals a year will recover from substance abuse and related mental health challenges, visit their primary care physician, attend health and well-being classes, or obtain pre-employment drug testing.

Having opened in autumn of 2012, The Campus is bringing recovery to Main Street. A $9.3 million dollar loan provided by USDA allowed CoRR to construct the buildings. Now the community is invited to help support The Campus and all the services it provides.

“We’re excited to be offering a full array of out patient programs, detox, residential treatment and transitional housing, child development and drug testing.” says Warren Daniels, CoRR’s CEO. “Now we’re equally excited to announce our Capital Campaign, which will help pay for the buildings housing on-site services taking place within this full spectrum community wellness facility.”

To date, more than $2.3 million dollars have been pledged by local citizens dedicated to supporting services to help resolve what has been identified as the largest challenge facing Nevada County. Another $400,000 was donated by the local contractors who constructed the project. Many donors emphasize they’re not only motivated by the opportunity to alleviate suffering, but also by the economic benefit that the project drives as reduces burden on public systems and taxpayers, and returns individuals to productive  citizens.

“In a 2011 survey of community leaders, substance abuse and mental illness were named as the largest issues facing Nevada County,” states retired Judge Al Dover, who saw first hand the devastating effects of alcohol and other drugs as five generations of addicts paraded through the courts. “I didn’t need to be told of the devastation. I saw it every day in my courtroom.” He continues, “The community has really stepped up to help alleviate the suffering that faces these individuals and their families. As CoRR’s Capital Campaign Chair, I’m proud to be a part of it.”

In making  this announcement of their Capital Campaign, CoRR is hoping to reach those who have not yet been invited to tour the facility and learn more about the programs housed within. Interested parties are invited to contact Deputy Director Ariel Lovett to arrange tours and obtain more information about making a gift to the campaign. “We’re in the process of designing our Donor Wall and want to make sure everyone with interest has the opportunity to get their name up there.”

The Campus was in the planning stages for years.

Fall colors at The Campus ~ Grass Valley

At that time Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) was a relatively small non-profit providing the majority of substance abuse education and treatment services in Nevada County.

When the CoRR Board of Directors and staff read the Grand Jury report they realized they needed to formulate a response as comprehensive and complex as the problem, finding a way to provide more efficiency and better outcomes to those accessing substance abuse and mental health services. They needed to identify all of the places traditional treatment was failing—the places people were slipping through the cracks or failing to access services in the first place—and remove identified barriers or place safety nets under places one might fall out of recovery.

Barriers to Treatment

A major barrier to treatment was the stigma attached to substance abuse and mental health issues. Another was literally being unable to get to services because they were not available in Nevada County or were not located in a single welcoming, dignified, convenient, accessible location. The ability to pay for treatment can be overwhelming and navigating financial assistance is difficult. Moms often had to choose between treating their illness or keeping their children with them.

Barriers to Successful Recovery

In Nevada County there were no detox services available, much less connected to treatment services, so if one successfully completed detox they were congratulated and wished luck—both in connecting with a recovery program with an open bed and in affording it. Families in recovery were provided disconnected services in disparate locations all over the state. Families were not taught about the disease of addiction and how best to support their loved one in recovery. After one successfully completed a residential treatment program they were often relegated back to the same situation that may have led them to seek services in the first place– a dysfunctional family situation, an abusive partner or their drinking buddies. Untreated co-occurring mental health disorders were not being addressed.

A New Model

CoRR began to rethink the traditional model of treatment, recognizing that 70% of those suffering with a substance abuse diagnosis also had diagnosable co-occurring mental health disorders, ranging from mild to severe. It simply wasn’t working to address one without the other. Families needed to be engaged as a whole, whatever that family unit might happen to look like, and services had to be accessible through a variety of funding sources; public, commercial and private pay. The 2005 Grand Jury Report identifying the unsustainable effects of drug abuse to our community was the catalyst that prompted CoRR to design The Campus, a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment facility unlike any in the nation.

We invite you, if you have not already, to be part of this solution, and consider a donation to the Campus Capital campaign. Check out this short and beautiful 9 minute DVD to learn the story. 

For more information, you are invited to visit www.corr.us  or call Ariel Lovett 530-273-9541.




Introducing Full Circle Adolescent Services, a Division of Community Recovery Resources!

February 28, 2013

On March 1, 2013 Full Circle Adolescent Services, located in Roseville, CA, and Pathway to Prevention will become a part of Community Recovery Resources.  Full Circle Treatment Center is dedicated to changing lives, one teen, one family at a time through early intervention and treatment services. They have served hundreds of teens since they formed as a grassroots organization in


Warren Daniels
, CoRR CEO said “Our merged organization is actively committed to increasing access and broadening the scope of services provided to adolescents and their families in Placer County.”Pathway to Prevention is aligned in their mission of prevention and early intervention of teenage
alcohol and drug addiction, with a focus on education and awareness

Did you know?

February 18, 2013

CoRR has a child development program that serves the children of families enrolled in programs at the new CoRR Campus in Nevada County as well as the Mothers in Recovery program in Placer County. The child development centers help to stabilize programs provide a safe nurturing program for children of all ages, although most of our young guests are 0-5.  Parents report that they feel good about leaving their children in our care and it really helps parents to focus on their programs. We strive to create a team approach where parents feel valued and heard. Our qualified staff have been trained in a non-violence approach to working with children that creates strong trusting relationships. It is evident that children love it here, even just watching them run down the hallway to “their classroom” and eagerly bang on the door!

Over the last six months, we have served nearly 100 children through these two programs. Each child that is in our programs has a developmental survey done and staff work with parents to develop an education plan that addresses, social emotional skills, large and small motor skills, friendship and coping skills to help parents learn more about what strategies work best for their children and to help children feel good about themselves. We know that if we can provide this kind of support children’s learning will develop naturally and parents will see less negative behaviors. Parents tell us that they are so thankful for the program and they hope they can find a program.

Staff complete a social emotional assessment with each child to gauge their development, and provide an opportunity to teach parents about child development; celebrating children’s accomplishments, and identify any areas where more support might be necessary.  A  parent conference is held to go over an Action Plan that is designed to help parents develop strategies to support moving their child to the next developmental milestone.  Examples from our ASQ findings that benefitted from support and strategies included:

1-      Child Parentification – Children were encouraged by caregiver/parent to create an environment that fit their individual needs, followed by role-play that allowed the child to let-go and be a child.

2-      Separation Anxiety –   Parent would come in early to settle child in, and once they left, they did not come back to “check” on child thereby disrupting the child’s ability to feel safe with caregiver. Caregiver maintains boundaries with parent and child to help ensure that the child feels safe.  This is all done with lots of patience, love, listening and validating emotions for both parent and child.

3-      Language Development – Replacing inappropriate behaviors, validating emotions, encouraging appropriate words that can be heard and needs addressed.

4-      Coping Skills – Intentional environment, gentle touch to get an adults attention, active listening, calm-down space, validate emotions through love and compassion.

When we couple our child development program with parenting classes, parent empowerment groups, and life skill classes, the whole family can be successful. Through the child development program, families can get more support through the social worker to create a plan to help them find work, housing, food and quality child development programs. Our current project is to develop a peace garden where families can learn how to grow their own food and be one with nature. We are always looking for volunteers and community support to make our program one that feels like it’s own  little village!


Get Clean for Good: in time for the Holidays

November 20, 2012

Soap for Hope is all-natural soap is handmade by women in recovery at Hope House, CoRR’s residential program for women and women with children, and Soroptimist International of Grass Valley (SIGV). SIGV  are long-time sponsors of Hope House, and now they’ve teamed up with women in the program to make and market this soap to support recovery.

What’s in it? A recipe for success and self-esteem. The soap itself contains a pleasantly balanced mixture of coconut oil base, shea butter, cocoa butter, the essential oil of ylang ylang, and a hint of essential vanilla oil.


Why donate to this project? This soap is about health and hope. It’s good for  you, good for the planet, and it does good work. Its all-natural ingredients are environmentally healthy and the donations go to rebuilding families in our community.

Who do the proceeds benefit? All proceeds from Soap for Hope are dedicated toward promoting substance abuse prevention and recovery programs in our communities.

How can you help? 

  1. Purchase: A bar, a batch, or a truck load for family, friends, and yourself. $4.00 each. Perfect, meaningful hostess gifts, holiday gifts for co-workers, or stocking stuffers.
  2. Donate: Time, energy, monetary donations to keep this project alive.
  3. Ask: Your friends, family, and co-workers to help support too.
  4. Promote: Speak up about the very real disease of addiction and how it affects families and community; help reduce stigma around acknowledging an addiction and getting help; share the fact that treatment works and recovery happens; and tell people how they can help the growth of our community.

For more information on Soap For Hope contact: Melissa Kelley at 530.273.9541 ext 226 or email orders to  melissan@corr.us


Attitude of Gratitude

November 20, 2012

From the CoRR family to yours, Community Recovery Resources wishes you health, happiness, peace, and joy this holiday season. As we reflect on gratitude at Thanksgiving  time, we are grateful for the people and organizations who share our vision of recovery, health, and hope.

We also know that the holidays can be a difficult time; it is common to experience feelings of stress and lonliness. Did you know that expressing gratitude can have profound and positive effects not only on your mental health, but also on your physical health? Taking time daily to think abuot what you are grateful for and write it down can have very real benefits to your health. We get notes and messages of gratitude every day from individuals and families in our programs. Read on for some examples to cultivate gratitude.

I am thankful for…

…the opportunity to get clean and sober. I am thankful for this chance and am looking forward to living the life I’ve always wanted.

…being reunited with my kids soon.

…being around loving people.

…the opportunity to participate in the recovery program at South Placer. It is showing me how to live and stay sober and I am really grateful for that.

…my childhood and upbringing, my friends, family and others who offer support.

…my children; they are what stopped me from ending my life when I was in my deepest depression.

…all of the counselors and the support they offer me.

…being clean and sober today.

…the help I am receiving at the facility . None of this would be possible  without your help.

…the counseling and the great group of people I have been blessed to be around while going through this difficult time.

… my husband and son saying they are proud of me.

…a beautiful place with beautiful women!

…my open mind, the Hope House, and my kids.

… having the courage to get help and for having the chance to get better and for my life.

…The Hope House saving my life, giving me tools to use daily, and bringing my family together again. I love life today!

…sobriety and such an amazing staff at Hope House and Jeff.

…being present to deal with life as it happens, not being in  my addiction!

…my family and being able to spend time with them clean.

…my beautiful daughter.

…my sobriety and my new healthy life!

…the new miracles and blessings I have today!

…I would like to say thank you for this opportunity to change my life and to really look at my life and be in this treatment program. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

…There are no words to express how I feel and how truly blessed I am to have hope and a new outlook on life.

 Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!




Family Recovery Education Series Available at Grass Valley and Auburn Locations

October 26, 2012

Please come join us and invite others to join as well for this unique opportunity to increase awareness and education about addiction and dependency. This educational series happens every Friday and is now being hosted at two locations:

Placer   County Nevada County
11416 D Avenue 180 Sierra College Drive
Auburn, CA 95603 Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 885-1961 (530) 273-9541
5:00pm    –  6:30pm 6:00pm  –  7:30pm