2018 Michigan Heroes in Recovery 6K - Recovery Institute
Recovery Institute of Southwest Michiganis a peer-run nonprofit service organization. They are a community of survivors who use their own experiences of addiction, mental illness and ongoing recovery to help others find their own recovery. Recovery Institute offers a multitude of services to empower people, build recovery skills and show the wider community that recovery happens. They aim to give hope where there is little or no hope. RI believes that recovery is not merely a matter of surviving one’s illness, but a dynamic movement that brings about a meaningful change in lifestyle and habits. Members of their PoWeR Group share their recovery stories with students, community organizations, hospitals and other civic groups across southwest Michigan to foster hope and reduce stigma about mental illness and addiction.