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

Click this link for more information about becoming a Certified Recovery Congregation. 

Materials on this page are from the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.