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Our History, Mission
& Vision

Established in 2017 as an ancillary of Friends of Recovery - New York, our mission is to empower and inspire youth and young adults in communities across New York State to create, develop and collaboratively establish Youth Recovery Community Organizations while contributing and supporting the growth of each individual’s recovery process.

Our vision is to encourage and serve young people to create, develop and establish Youth Recovery Community Organizations (YRCO) to make recovery resources and assistance within their communities to do so. Through the establishment of YRCOs, youth and young adults across New York State will be given the foundation needed to be able to advocate and educate others while growing in their own recovery process.