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


Special Guest Speaker, Father Tom Weston kicks off the Recovery Enrichment Series

January 2, 2014

We are so excited to announce the launch of the new Recovery Enrichment Series and our first very special guest speaker, Father Tom Weston.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey! Tom is a very highly regarded and popular speaker in the recovery community we anticipate filling up quickly. Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat.

February 13th

5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Campus

180 Sierra College Drive

Grass Valley, CA 95945

RSVP to:

Email: lautiedottie@aol.com

Phone: 530-477-6759

Click HERE to view and download flyer

If you have any questions feel free to call Shelley Rogers: 530-586-1088.

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.



Seasons Greetings from the CEO

November 24, 2013


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I would like to thank you for your many contributions to our community, and to the successes of Community Recovery Resources (CoRR).

Thanks to our highly dedicated Staff; very generous donors; exceptionally passionate Board of Directors; and the inspiring families we serve, this past year was one of many achievements and affirmations of the value of CoRR’s services. Most notably we celebrated our first year at The Campus in Grass Valley, our local solution to substance abuse that is serving as a model to the nation and showing phenomenal success in its 1st year; then we completed the merger that created Full Circle Adolescent services, a division of Community Recovery Resources; lastly and for me most importantly we served more children and reunited more of them with their families than ever before. These children, the “silent victims” of substance abuse– now have a chance at a new life through the coordinated services that our Campus system of care provides.

Our programs have shown for every $1 invested in CoRR we return a minimum of $12 in reduced heath care and public safety costs. Our rate of completion is second to none as we now complete 70-80% of all individuals who enter our system and we are getting better.

As our community and country seek solutions to improve health and reduce costs, we look to 2014 with a renewed sense of confidence and belief in our programs.

I extend to you and your families’ seasonal greetings and wish you a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year.

~ Warren Daniels, CEO

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.




Community Recovery Resources celebrates local artists at The Campus ~ Grass Valley

October 16, 2013

With support from the Pioneer Arts Council, AsiF Studios, CoRR connected with local artists who chose to either donate their works or display, with a portion of any sales proceeds benefiting CoRR.

With our incredibly rich, diverse artistic community, we were fortunate to have begun a collection of exquisite art which is now on display throughout the facility. Current artists on display include Terry Juhl; Jim Lee; Sherry Dauphinais; Gretchen Davis; Michael Angell, and Vivien Kane.

We are honored and grateful to be able to display the talent of our local artisans and will feature an artist each issue. This season’s Featured Artist is Jim Lee who recalls painting for as long as he can remember.“As I grow older I feel more of a need to create my life through my painting. I’m putting more energy into my work making the paintings stronger, more exciting and fun. I’m concerned more with stronger color and composition than subject matter. Even though it has always been for my own enjoyment, painting is something I have to do. It may be because I’m not a verbal person. For me, painting is a more natural form of communication than words, and if I don’t paint, I get restless.”

“Hope Valley” by Jim Lee
On Display at The Campus
For Sale $300.00

See Jim Lee’s art by visiting The Campus – 180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Visit Jim Lee’s website at www.surfingbuddhaart.com

Jim came to the foothills of central California after a 24 year journey from his birth place in Boulder, Colorado, that included stops in Japan, the Philippines, Hawaii, Guam, Alaska and various coastal cities in California and the Pacific Northwest.

He began surfing at age twelve while living in Ocean Beach, CA. in the late 50’s. Jim could be seen towing his Balsa wood board to the beach on a makeshift trailer hitched to his bike. Since then most of his travels have centered on chasing the perfect wave. Painting has always been an outlet for expressing the feeling surfing has brought. Along the way, he studied art at the Monterey Peninsula College, Portland State University, University of Guam, and four years at Sierra College, studying print-making with John Hamilton.

In an evolution he partially attributes to domestication (that entered his life as Jim and his wife, DeBora, raised their two sons, Arlen and Ross), his work has moved away from experimentation with abstract forms and heavy texture to focus on his impressions of Sierra Foothill landscapes and inspired surfing images. The personal and philosophical impacts that the two environments have on him are reflected in his work.

See more of Jim Lee’s art by visiting The Campus – 180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Visit Jim Lee’s website at www.surfingbuddhaart.com


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!


A Gift for Life

November 27, 2012

After the shopping binge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here’s a way to give back: the newly minted day called Giving Tuesday.

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year, you can be one of the first to help create Giving Tuesday: opening day for the giving season.

Today, Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

It’s a simple idea, and it feels good.  How do you, your family, your community, your company/ organization join in acts of giving? If you give to CoRR, we thank you, and can assure you that your investment is a meaningful one, with dividends of community health, safety, and pride.

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.



Soroptimist International of Historic Auburn: Angels of CoRR this year!

November 20, 2012

Soroptimist Angels of Historic Auburn are making the holidays for families at CoRR a little merrier this year!

For the past 22 years, Soroptimist International of Historic Auburn and  the local  community have provided a merrier Christmas for children in need in Placer County.  This year, they have adopted CoRR families, and will be making many children’s wishes come true.

For those of you who would like to participate in this project, select an angel tag from one of the Angel trees(from any location listed below), choose a new gift valued at $20-$25 from a local merchant using the suggestions listed on the tag and return the gift wrapped to one of the many trees located at the following local businesses in Auburn: Argonauta Salon, The Artistic Salon, Auburn Needleworks, First Northern Bank, First US Community Credit Union, K-Mart, Mel’s Diner, Pizzaz Salon, Ropers Jewelers (HWY 49), and Visions Salon.

CoRR would like to thank Soroptimist International and the local community for their support this holiday season and throughout the year.

To learn more about the Angel tree program, contact
Pam Groft (530) 886-8100

CLICK HERE to learn more about Soroptimist International of Historic Auburn

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!