What We Believe
FAVOR ~ Western PA believes
every person "in" recovery, "seeking" recovery or "those who don’t think they need" recovery
deserve the dignity and respect to receive any/all services to work a recovery pathway in our community.
In accordance of the national organization FAVOR,
FAVOR ~ Western PA, seeks to put "faces" and "voices" to all people in need.
Our passion is to reach every individual that suffers from SUD(substance use disorder) and/or AUD(alcohol use disorder),
as well as their family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances.
As SUD/AUD is a community disease, we believe every person in the cycle of addiction can be saved and become a productive member of society.
Also, we believe the first step to helping the millions of families that suffer from SUD/AUD is to
chip away at stigma until no one bats an eye when someone stands up and says,
"I have a SUD/AUD and need help" or "I have a loved one that has SUD/AUD and needs help".
Lastly, We believe that providing community services empowers everyone to reach their dreams.
Who We Are
FAVOR ~ Western PA is located in Bolivar, PA.
We are our communities’ Welcome Center to Recovery.
As the only support center in our secluded rural area, we use multiple pathways offering new hope to individuals and their families struggling with SUD/AUD.
Since the Center opened in July 2017, large numbers of people have enrolled in our non-clinical recovery support programs
and have since become committed participants and volunteers.
When individuals and families come to FAVOR ~ Western PA, there are:
~ no forms to fill out,
~ no requirements to be met,
~ no mandatory insurance and
~ no discharge planning.
We believe that easy and prompt compassionate access to long-term services and recovery support is the missing element in our system of care.
At FAVOR ~ Western PA, programs and services are offered at no cost and therefore, people do not face financial obstacles to services.
How We Live
The healing can start as soon as a member is contacted, or someone walks thru the doors at FAVOR ~ Western PA.
We have created a community of people from all walks of life, each has their own story. The shared stories resonate
within the group and bonds are formed for life. We walk beside members helping them find their path to recovery.
We understand that everyone's path is different, and why we have a multi-pathway approach to recovery.
After a time, we come to respect the friendships that have developed from these devastating diseases.
Please check out our events and join us!
This could be YOUR first step to recovery.
The purpose of the board, on behalf of those in Western Pennsylvania who are in recovery from substance use disorders, their families, friends and allies, is to see to it that FAVOR of Western Pa
Achieves appropriate results for appropriate persons at an appropriate cost
Avoids unacceptable actions and situations.
The board will govern lawfully with an emphasis on:
Outward vision rather than an internal preoccupation
Encouragement of diversity in viewpoints strategic
Leadership more than administrative detail
Clear distinction of board and chief executive roles
Collective rather than individual decisions
Future rather than past or present,
Pro-activity rather than reactivity.
FAVOR Western PA Current Board Members
President -Jason Rilogio
Vice President - Matt Mikeska
Secretary - Karol Gibbons
Treasurer - Linda Lee
Payout for lottery Fundraiser - Donna Botteicher
Favor of Western Pennsylvania Director - Kim Botteicher
Our Mission and Goals
To achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people through our RCO (Recovery Community Organization)
We promote a 'multiple pathways' approach to a better life!
Living a recovery life simply means you are living a better life now than in your past...we will help clients achieve a better life; whatever that means to them and by whatever means we can. We are here to support, educate and help the person with a Substance and/or Alcohol Use Disorders as well as their family and the community as a whole by providing them with long-term support services and by being the voice of the stigmatized SUD and/or AUD client.
"Recovery" by definition is 'to get better'.
There is no destination date or recovery date...it's a life long journey.
It is our goal to bring the sustainability of recovery to our rural communities.
Faces And Voices Of Recovery in Western PA