FAITH BASED INITIATIVES
The TDMHSAS Faith-Based Community Coordinators are people with lived experience to connect with communities of faith to recruit, train, and certify through the Tennessee Certified Recovery Congregation program. Each community coordinator is employed by their local Community Anti-Drug Coalition. The department currently has three Faith-Based Community Coordinators, one for each grand division of the state.
The goals of the Faith-Based Initiative are to:
Connect individuals struggling with addiction to treatment
Increase knowledge of what addiction
Facilitate understanding of substance use disorder treatment and recovery
Understand the continuum of care and collaborate with it
Spread awareness of the Faith-Based Initiative certification and its requirements
Help groups understand and implement the best practice model
Promote and improve effectiveness of the faith-based initiative and how it connects the community with recovery and support services
Materials on this page are from the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.