Recovery Coach Academy
MRC has been preparing individuals to provide one-to-one peer recovery support since 2011. Over 600 people have completed the Recovery Coach Academy to date and are using their peer-to-peer support skills to strengthen their communities.
The Recovery Coach Academy is a 46-hour program that introduces participants to the key concepts, fundamental skills and core functions of being effective in their role as a Recovery Coach or Peer Recovery Specialist.
“This was the highest of quality trainings. So professional. An absolutely AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING experience.”
– 2018 Recovery Coach Academy graduate
What is a Recovery Coach?
Recovery Coaches . . .
- remove barriers to recovery
- connect peers to recovery resources that target their strengths and interests
- provide emotional support
- focus on the present and future
- explore “could” instead of “should”
What is a Peer Recovery Specialist?
Minnesota Recovery Connection has a variety of opportunities and internships to gain practical experience across our nonprofit operations and services. MRC is a Recovery Community
2021 was a record-setting year for Minnesota Recovery Connection’s Recovery Coach Academy! Throughout 2021 we held 19 Recovery Coach Academies and provided 329 completion certificates.
Recovery is making strides in St. Paul and Washington! At both the state and federal level, the message is being heard that recovery indeed works.