Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)

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Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) is a framework for coordinating multiple systems, services, and supports that are person-centered, self-directed and designed to readily adjust to meet the individual’s needs and chosen pathway to recovery. The system builds upon the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for their sustain health, wellness, recovery from substance use disorders and improved quality of life.


Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Across Texas

Amarillo Recovery Initiative

Amarillo held its ROSC kick-off meeting on October 27, 2011. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Texas Panhandle Centers, 1500 S. Taylor, Amarillo, TX.

For additional information contact: Lidia Dailey at Amarillo Transitional Treatment Center, email:  rs-director@nts-online.net or Sam Patterson at Amarillo Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, phone: (806) 374-6688 or email: sam@acada.org.


Abilene Recovery Initiative/Big Country Recovery

Abilene held its ROSC kick-off meeting on June 29, 2011. Meetings are held second Thursday of the month at noon, at Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, located at104 Pine St., Suite 217 Abilene, TX 79601.

Current workgroups:

• Recovery Calendar/Activities
• Texas Recovery Initiative participation
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective
• Substance Use and Mental Health Integration

For additional information contact: Laurie Eccleston, email lpeccleston@tstc.edu or Chris Altendorf, email chrisalt@serenitytexas.com or Tresha Wallace, (phone) 325-673-6489 ext274 or email: treshaw@serenitytexas.com.


Austin Recovery

Austin held its ROSC kick-off meeting on April 19, 2011. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month at Noon at the Nifty-Fifty Diner located on the Austin State Hospital Campus located at 4110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751 

Current workgroups:

• Education & Advocacy/Community Building
• Continuity of Care/Resources
• Policy & Funding

For additional information contact: Raul Garcia, phone: (512) 854-1253, email: Raul.garcia@traviscounty.gov or Pat Malone, email: patmalonelaw@gmail.com.


Beaumont Recovery Initiative/Golden Triangle Recovery Community Organizations 

Beaumont held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 9, 2011. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Noon at the Jefferson County Probation Department located at 820 Neches, Beaumont, TX.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy

For additional information contact: Emanuel Preston, phone: (409) 363-1979, email: emanuelpreston@yahoo.com or Johnny Hullin, email: jhulin@sbcglobal.net.


Corpus Christi Recovery Initiative/Coastal Bend ROSC

Corpus Christi held its ROSC kick-off meeting on November 15, 2011. Meetings are held the third Friday every other month at various locations.

Current workgroup(s):

• Recovery Support Services

For additional information on attending contact: Ruben Marroquin, phone: 361.658.6041, email: rmarroquin@bhsst.org  or Patty Doty, phone: 361-826-5363, email: pdoty@cbadrc.org.


Dallas Recovery Initiative

Dallas held its ROSC kick-off meeting on January 18, 2012. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at various locations in the community.  Call (682)-302-1556 for meeting topic and location.

Current workgroups:

• Social Media and Communications
• Connections
• Recovery
• Marketing and Branding
• Meeting Planning

For additional information on attending contact Chris McGuire, Oxford House, phone: (214) 448-6929, email: chris.mcguire@oxfordhouse.org or Cheryl L. Gayles, MA, LPC, Clinical Coordinator, North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, phone: (469)-523-0524, email: cgayles@ntbha.org.


East Texas (Longview) Recovery Initiative (ETRI)

Longview held its ROSC kick-off meeting on May 24, 2011. ETRI meets the third Thursday at Noon every month at the Burgess Recovery Center located at 700 A, Longview, Texas 75602.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective 
      
For additional information contact Elaine Parnell, phone: (903) 216-6782, or email: azleway@msn.com  or Carolyn Harmon (903) 759-5615 ex.1303.


El Paso - Paso Del Norte ROSC Collaborative (El Paso Recovery) Initiative

El Paso held its ROSC kick-off on May 9, 2011.

 Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For information regarding meeting location, dates, and time contact: Hector Vasquez LCDC/CI QMHP, CRU Program Manager, Homeward Bound Inc., Trinity Behavioral Health, phone: (915) 772-9111, email: hvasquez@homewardboundinc.org  or email Monica Ochoa, email: monica.ochoa@uhsinc.com.


Fort Worth/Tarrant County Recovery Initiative

Fort Worth held its ROSC kick-off on May 23, 2011. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10 am, at Marty Leonard Community Chapel located at 3131 Sanguinet Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Peer Support Specialists
For additional information contact: Dee Browne, MHMRTC Addiction Services Division, phone: (817) 569-4638, email: Deirdre.Browne@mhmrtc.org.


Galveston/Texas Coastal Recovery Resources

Galveston held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 10, 2011. Texas Coastal Recovery Resources, covering Galveston and Brazoria Counties. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 9 AM at the First United Methodist Church, New Hope Room, 611 W. South Street, Alvin, TX 77511.

Current Workgroups:

• Jobs and Housing
• Peer Coaches & Engagement of 12-Step Community
• Educating the Community / Web-based Resources

For additional information contact: Jim Krebs, The Gulf Coast Center, phone: (409) 944-4337 – email: JamesK@gulfcoastcenter.org  or Sue Davis, The Gulf Coast Center, phone: (409) 944.4337 – email: SueD@gulfcoastcenter.org.


Houston Recovery Initiative (HRI)

The Houston Recovery Oriented Systems of Care began as a pilot project in May 2010. Meetings are held the third (3rd) Friday of every month from 9-10:30 am at the Houston Recovery Center, 150 N. Chenevert, Houston, TX 77002. Free parking is available in front of the building and across the street.

Current workgroups:

• Housing
• Recovery Community Centers/Peer Support
• Working with Community Resources
• Adolescent ROSC
• Recovery Advocacy
• Faith-based Recovery Advocacy
• Criminal Justice
• Behavioral Health Integration

For additional information contact: Leonard Kincaid at the Houston Recovery Center, Center for Sobriety phone: (713) 236-7802 email: LKincaid@houstonrecoverycenter.org.  


Kerrville Recovery Initiative 

Kerrville held its ROSC kick-off meeting May 1, 2015.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm at Union Church located on Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX  78028

Current workgroups:

• Community education

For information contact:  Chair, Graceanne, email: izzyape@gmail.com or Co-Chair, Maggie Baker, Phone:  830-792-2203, email: mkbaker@co.kerr.tx.us.


Lubbock Recovery Initiative 

Lubbock held its ROSC kick-off meeting on June 22, 2011. Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Housing
• Recovery Coaching
• Working with Community Resources
• Recovery Advocacy
• Faith-based Recovery Advocacy
• Criminal Justice
• Behavioral Health Integration
• Collegiate Recovery Community Integration 

For additional information contact: Chair, Jackie Johnson, email: jackie.johnson@mccaod.com or Co-Chair, Maryjoe Powell, email: maryjoe.powell@ttu.edu.


Lufkin/Nacogdoches

Lufkin/Nacogdoches held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 1, 2011. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month, 10 am to 11 am, at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas, located at 302 North Raguet Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact: Eric King, phone: (936) 414-6467, email: mreking1974@aol.com  or Chris Logan at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (936)-634-5753, email: clogan-adac@suddenlinkmail.com.


Midland/Odessa Recovery Initiative

Midland/Odessa held its ROSC kick-off meeting in August 2011.

Current workgroups:

• Recovery Support Services
• Treatment Services
• Consumer and Client Perspective 
For information regarding meeting dates and location please contact Jesse Marquez, phone: (432) 803-2608 or email: jmarquez@pbrcada.org or Laurie L. Marquez, phone: (432)580-5100 or email:  lmarquez@pbrcada.org.

Plainview Recovery Initiative

Plainview initiated its ROSC Community in August 2014. For additional information contact Paul Walker, Plainview Serenity Center, phone: (806)293-9722 ex.t 303 or email: RS-admin@nts-online.net  for information.


Rio Grande Valley Recovery Initiative

Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas (formerly Rio Grande Valley Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) held its ROSC kick-off meeting on July 11, 2011. Cities collaborating in this initiative are: Brownsville, Edinburg, Laredo, McAllen, and Pharr. Meetings are generally held at Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas, 5510 N. Cage Blvd. Pharr TX. 78577.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact Jennifer Hicks Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas, phone (956)787-7111 ext. 288 email: jhicks@bhsst.org.


San Angelo Recovery Initiative/Bridge to Recovery

San Angelo held its Recovery Oriented Systems of Care kick-off meeting on October 21, 2011.  Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am.  Locations varies.  

Current workgroups:

• Community Involvement
• COPSD Services
• Data Collection
• Recovery Support Services

For additional information contact Chelsea Ashton, Concho Valley Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse phone: (325) 224-3481, email: chelseaa@adaccv.org or Paulette Schell, phone: (325) 224-3481, email:  paulettes@adaccv.org.


San Antonio/Alamo Addiction Recovery Initiative (AARI)

San Antonio held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 13, 2010. Meetings are held the last Monday of every month 11 am, at San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse located at 7500 Hwy 90 W. ATT Bldg. Ste. 100, San Antonio TX. 78227.

Current workgroups:

• Community Outreach,
• Recovery Support Services,
• Training
• Recovery Support Resources

For additional information contact: Abigail Moore, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: (210) 225-4741, email: amoore@sacada.org or Clyde Keebaugh, Mid-Coast Family Services, (210)-271-9452 or 210-416-7656, email: ckeebaugh@midcoastfamily.org.


San Marcos Recovery Initiative

San Marcos held its ROSC kick-off meeting November 4, 2011. Meetings are held the evenings at the Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse office, 1901 Dutton Drive, Suite E in San Marcos.

For additional information contact Carla Merritt, Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, phone: (512)- 396-7695, email: carla@hayscaldwellcouncil.org  or Grace Davis, Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, phone: (512)-396-7695, email: ed@hayscaldwellcouncil.org.


Tyler Recovery Initiative

Tyler held its ROSC kick-off meeting on December 2, 2011. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month 11:30 a.m., Gateway to Hope, 601 E. Valentine, Tyler, TX.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information on contact: Tim Roddam, phone: (903)-681-3161or email Carolyn Harvey at Carolyn.Harvey@uthct.edu.


Victoria Recovery Initiative

 (See San Antonio)


Waco/Temple/Killeen Recovery Initiative/Heart of Texas (HOT) Recovers

The Waco Recovery Initiative held its ROSC kick-off meeting on August 12, 2011. Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of the Month at noon, at HOTRMHMR, 110 S. 12th St., Waco, Texas  76703.

Current workgroups:

• Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For additional information contact: Elizabeth L. Byrd, Heart of Texas Region Mental Health and Mental Retardation: (254) 297-7173, email: elizabeth.byrd@hotrmhmr.org or Cassandra Chambers, Med Mark Services, (254) 755-6411, email: Cassandra.Chambers@medmark.com.


Wichita Falls Recovery Initiative

The Wichita Falls held its ROSC kick-off meeting on January 11, 2012. Meetings are held once per month at the Helen Farabee Center, in the Staley Room, 500 Broad Street, Wichita Falls, Texas  76301. Meetings are held in conjunction with the community wide focus group meetings.

Current workgroups:

•  Treatment Services
• Recovery Support Services
• Public Policy
• Consumer and Client Perspective

For information contact: Melanie Seals, Abilene Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, (325) 673-2242 ext. 106, email: melanie.seals@arcadatx.org  or Marcy Thomas, Helen Farabee Center, 940-397-3379, email: thomasm@helenfarabee.org.


Williamson/Burnet County ROSC Initiative

Round Rock/Georgetown held its ROSC kick-off meeting on November 16, 2011. For additional information contact Jamie Schmitt, Bluebonnet Trail MHMR phone: (254) 297-7771 email: Jamie.Schmitt@bbtrails.org.

ROSC Community Meetings

Local ROSC meetings are scheduled at least monthly by each community. If interested in attending a l ROSC community meeting in your area, please contact the individual(s) listed above to find out when and where their next meeting will be held.


Additional Events and Resources

Recovery Events Across the State  

  • Kerrville-Recovery in the Park 9-18, 7:00 pm
    Contact: Graceanne Native, Kerrville ROSC email: izzyape@gmail.com.
  • Longview- Recovery Fair and Expo Teague, Park 9 am, 9-19
    Contact: email: azleway@msn.com  or Carolyn Harmon (903) 759-5615 ex.1303
  • Austin-Sept 5 Recovery Month Co-ed Softball Tournament
  • Austin- Sober Tailgate UT vs Rice- Sept 12
  • Austin- Sober Dance- Sept 19
  • Austin Riverboat cruise for Recovery- Sept 19
    For Austin events contact: Communities for Recovery Phone: (512) 758-7686
  • Denton- North Texas Recovery Conference 9-23-25 Registration
  • Pharr- Recovery Night Glow Run 9-26, 5:30 pm
    Contact: Jennifer Hicks, Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas email: jhicks@bhsst.org
  • Corpus Christi- Recovery Fest-9-19, 1-4 p.m.
    For Corpus events contact: Ruben Marroquin, email: rmarroquin@bhsst.org or Patty Doty, email: pdoty@cbadrc.org
  • Beaumont-Recovery Festival -9-5 1222 E. 5th St. Port Arthur-11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Beaumont-Recovery Rally -9-12 2855 Magnolia St. Bmt. 10 am-2 p.m.
  • Beaumont Recovery Revival- Antioch Church-3920 W. Cardinal Dr. 6-8 p.m.


Resources

Recovery Information can be found on the websites below:

• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
• National Recovery Month
• Houston Recovery Initiative Recovery Rally

Contact Us

For more information regarding the State’s initiative for the development of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care in Texas, contact the Department of State Health Services Substance Abuse Program Services staff: Sheri Jackson, phone 512-206-4638, email: Sheri.Jackson@dshs.state.tx.us or Jenna Sheldon, phone: 512 206-5890; email: Jenna.Sheldon@dshs.state.tx.us.

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Last updated September 04, 2015