Peer Engagement and Recovery Support Services became available through CVFC in the fall of 2017. This innovative program is supported through a grant received from NYS OASAS. Staff in this program are charged with providing unique and individualized service to participants in the community and assisting them with their advocacy needs, connection to treatment services, connection to primary health care, and support the participants in attaining their service plan goals. The Mission of the Peer Engagement Services Program available through CVFC is to help individuals live self-directed lives, support their striving to reach their full potential, provide support engaging in a recovery process, and help the individual improve their health and wellness.
A Peer Engagement Team member is someone with lived experience with substance use who uses their experiential knowledge to support an individual’s recovery goals
Denis King obtained his Associates degree from Johnson and Wales University and has been working at CVFC since 2013. Since his employment, Denis has earned his Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor-Trainee (CASAC-T). Denis is a trainer for Peer Engagement and Recovery Services in the areas of: Recovery Coach Academy, Ethics in Recovery Coaching, Recovery Coaching in the E.D., SOAR, Peer Supervision, Recovery Basics for Parents, and Professionalism and Recovery Coaching. Denis supervises the Peer Engagement and Recovery Services available through CVFC.