September 21, 2021

Enhancing Community Recovery Capital in America: Recovery Support Service Models, Efficacy, and Financing

Jordana Choucair

Jordana Choucair

September 21, 2021 – Today, Third Horizon Strategies released “Enhancing Community Recovery Capital in America: Recovery Support Service Models, Efficacy, and Financing” – a white paper examining current investments in recovery support services. The paper provides an overview of federal programs and funding for recovery support services, current efforts in numerous areas – recovery housing, recovery community centers, peer recovery support services, education-based recovery services, and culturally responsive recovery supports – and opportunities for expansion and scaling.

Download the paper here.

The paper was released at a special National Recovery Month congressional briefing entitled “Turning Policy Into Action – How Recovery Supports Save Lives.” Co-hosted by The United States House Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus; Senator Chris Murphy (CT); and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), the event featured a robust discussion about the value of recovery support services in communities and opportunities to expand and scale these promising practices that can help save lives. The following individuals provided remarks:

  • Carol McDaid, Principal, Capitol Decisions Inc.(moderator)
  • Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  •  Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Honorable Paul Tonko, United States Representative (NY-20)
  • The Honorable Anthony Gonzalez, United States Representative (OH-16)
  • Greg Williams, Manager, The Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform
  • David Whiters, Ph.D., Founding Member, African American Federation of Recovery Organizations (AAFRO)
  • Rebecca Allen, Director of Recovery Advocacy, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
  • Kevin Shuler, Emergency Department Recovery Coach Manager, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)



Jordana is the chief operating officer. In this role, she supports the firm’s daily operations, including financial management, business administration, communications, and human resources. She collaborates closely with the CEO and managing partners to design and implement policies and practices to help the firm shape a future system that actualizes a sustainable culture of health nationwide.