About Us

Diversity & Inclusion

Walking Our Talk

At the Recovery Education Collaborative (REC), we stand in solidarity with underserved communities and affirm our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We condemn all forms of racial violence and systemic oppression that disproportionately affect marginalized communities.

We recognize that fostering a truly inclusive and equitable recovery community requires ongoing self-reflection, learning, and active engagement. We acknowledge the importance of addressing our personal biases and continuously challenging the systems and structures that perpetuate inequality.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is rooted in our mission to promote lifelong learning enhanced by sustainable recovery for individuals with lived experience in addiction and recovery throughout Massachusetts. We believe that everyone deserves equal access to educational opportunities and support in their journey towards recovery, healing, and wellness.

We are dedicated to cultivating an organizational culture that embraces and values the diversity of our staff, volunteers, participants, and communities. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and experiences.

Through inclusive programming, culturally responsive education, and community partnerships, we aim to amplify underrepresented voices, dismantle barriers, and ensure equitable access to recovery resources. We are committed to ongoing education, training, and professional development for our team to enhance cultural competency, challenge biases, and foster inclusive practices.

We invite all of our stakeholders to join us on this journey towards a more inclusive recovery community. By fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we can create a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to a healthier and more just society.

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“Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.”

~ Claudia Brind-Woody


Communication: Collaboration, Transparency, Active Listening

Service Leadership: Empowerment, Guidance, Support

Humility: Open-Mindedness, Learning, Growth

Authenticity: Genuine, Sincerity, Integrity

Wellness: Holistic, Self-Care, Balance

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