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Peer Recovery Services

Health. Home. Purpose. Community

We are a group of people with lived recovery experience. We offer resources to the community FREE OF CHARGE in a diverse welcoming environment.

Peer Recovery Center

Community in Connection is Somerset County’s Community Peer Recovery Center.

But what is a Community Peer Recover Center?

We are more than just a building. We’re here for you whether you’re seeking or in recovery.

  • One-on-one peer support
  • Multiple pathways of recovery
  • FREE activities
  • Harm reduction
  • Family support
  • Personal growth opportunities
Call our Telephone Recovery Support line: (973) 434-0911

What is a Peer Recovery Center?

Substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns are not isolated problems. Often, challenges with housing, employment, general health, and social and family relationships coincide with a person seeking help and are fundamental aspects to address throughout the recovery process.

Dimensions of Recovery

SAMHSA defines recovery “as the process of change through which individuals improve their health & wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential. The Four Major Dimensions of Recovery are:

  • Health:  Making healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home:  Finding a safe, stable place to live.
  • Purpose: Taking part in meaningful activities such as a job, school, or volunteer work while becoming independent and able to support oneself.
  • Community: Developing relationships that provide support, friendship, love and hope.

Peer Recovery Support

We are a group of people with lived recovery experience offering resources to the community free of charge in a diverse welcoming environment.

We offer one on one peer support.

A peer recovery coach is someone with lived experience who will walk alongside an individual on their recovery journey, helping to create a recovery plan directed by the individual themselves.

Whether by phone, virtually, or in person, we will meet you where you are at and support your recovery journey.

Call our Telephone Recovery Support line: (973) 434-0911

A Message from Sarah...

CIC Telephone Recovery Support

Telephone Recovery Support Line

What’s better than being connected?
To have someone listen to you and to be heard.

With a certified peer recovery coach, you can:

  • Set goals and measure progress.
  • Expand your tool kit and learn valuable coping skills.
  • Increase self-confidence and self-direction.
  • Create a customized recovery plan where YOU are in the driver seat.

Here’s how it works:

  • It is completely voluntary. You tell us what day, time and frequency of calls works best for you.
  • We won’t call without your permission.
  • It is completely confidential. Your privacy is honored and respected.
  • It is completely FREE and you can withdraw from the program at any time
  • YOU are in the driver seat.
Allow us to help you live your best recovery life starting today. Call 973.434.0911 to get started.

How can we help you on your recovery journey?

Community in Connection, Somerset County’s Community Peer Recovery Center announces its Peer Recovery Pop Up.


First Thursday of every month:

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 214 Church Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805


Second Thursday of every month: 

NORTH PLAINFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER: 614 Greenbrook Rd, North Plainfield, NJ 07063


Third Thursday of every month:

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens: 771 Somerset Street, Somerset, NJ 08873

Our monthly Pop Up will feature:

  • One-on-One Peer Support with a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Mental Health Peer Support
  • Substance Use and Mental Health resource referrals
  • Free Narcan distribution
  • Connection to education, employment, and other resources
  • Free Wellness items
  • All Recovery Meeting 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Come join us for a coffee or a cold drink and let’s start a conversation about what recovery can look like for you!

For more information, please contact: Ken:

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Our Role:

Community in Connection strives to connect its recovery participants with government, private and non-profit providers throughout Somerset County. Our Peer Recovery Specialists mentor our participants through the recovery process, identify potential barriers/ obstacles, and tailor-make a resilient recovery roadmap specific to their needs while being aware of the diversity, equity and inclusion aspects of our community.

For additional information or resources, please contact David: 

Prevention and Early Action
Workshops and Training
Recovery Support