Recovery Employment Program
The Recovery Employment Program (REP) helps those in recovery rebuild lives that have been torn and ripped apart due to addiction.
Many don’t see a way out, or no hope. But with the REP, there is. We offer employment to many who even see themselves as unemployable. Why? Many have the proper skills sets, but are lacking self esteem due their past addiction. However, the Recovery Employment Program reasserts confidence in the job applicant’s abilities and in themselves as they gain employment. We offer job coaching as well as counsel. This is not just a job placement program, but it is a life skill program that will help people in recovery with the life skills they need through the coaching aspect of the program.
The Recovery Employment Program, is a program with opportunities.
This program will serve the community of those who are in recovery and putting their lives back together. Together as a community we can help them take the necessary steps on their road.
Recovery is never an easy process, but with the help of local businesses, we will not only make a difference in their lives, but our communities as well. We can make a difference. The difference is made by one walking out their recovery one day, and going to work every day.
You provide opportunities to a better life, a life of stability filled with confidence one needs to move forward. As you offer employment, your company will benefit from someone hard working and who is striving to do the next right thing.
Will you be the next company to help change a life?
Do you know someone who has been struggling during their journey to recovery and is in need of some help to get their lives back on track? If so, the Recovery Employment Program is for you. The program is designed to work with individuals who are currently working through recovery and assists them with job training and placement. A job coach is also provided to help guide them through this process.
Charles Mitchell, REP Job Coach
This is your chance to find your career with a helping hand!
Program funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS)
Interested in becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace? Check out the videos below for more information!
- Cross Street Training & Academic Center - Coaching & Intervention Groups
- Hope & Support Groups
- 1080 WTIC NEWSTALK / PODCASTS / THE CONNECTION: Listen to Charles Mitchell, Program Coordinator for Middlesex County Chamber’s Recovery Employment Program and Harry Burr, Business Coordinator for the program discuss the program’s success since its inception in early 2020 and elaborate on areas of improvement with hosts Ann Baldwin and guest co-host Beth Connor.
- 10 Best Guidelines for your Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative
- Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit
A HUGE THANKS to the following companies, agencies and programs
that participate in the Recovery Employment Program:
A & A Office Systems, A Ubeo Company - Middletown
ABH - Middletown
Alliance for Prevention and Wellness Program of BHCare - North Haven
Bishop's Auto Parts - Middletown
Bull Metal Products - Middletown
CCAR - Hartford
Connecticut Rental Center - Middletown
Connecticut Valley Hospital - Middletown
Courtney's Cleaning & Moving Services - Middletown
Durham/Middlefield Youth and Family Services - Middlefield
Haddam/Killingworth Youth and Family Services - Killingworth
Hobson & Motzer (partner/supporter with a goal to become a participant this year) - Durham
Home Depot - Middletown
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. - Middletown
Middlesex Health Care Center - Middletown
Perk on Main - Middletown
Perma Treat Corporation - Durham
Pete's Cleaning, LLC - Cromwell
Plastic Design International, Inc. - Middletown
Project Courage - Old Saybrook
Quarry Ridge Golf Club - Portland
River Valley Services - Middletown
Roots Advance Center for Recovery - Middletown
Rushford – Middletown
Shop-Rite - Cromwell
Sicily Coal Fired Pizza - Middletown
St. Vincent DePaul – Middletown
Stone Haven - Portland
The Bevin Bell Company - East Hampton
The Connection - Middletown
The Connection Inc - Middletown
The Reserve Network Staffing Agency - Wallingford
Tri-Circle Inc - Middlefield
Val-U Land Services, LLC - Middletown
Wal-Mart - Cromwell
WesStaff - Middletown