We care. We act. We change lives.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence and promoting better health for individuals who face substance use and mental health disorders.

Infrastructure for the Arkansas Peer Recovery Support system was built and continues to grow under the leadership of two teams.

DHS Recovery Unit

This team is housed within the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services. They direct the Peer Specialist certification and placement process, and they manage state and federal funds that support the peer recovery support system. 

Arkansas Peer Advisory Committee (APAC)

APAC’s primary responsibilities are to advise the DHS Recovery Unit on best practices and to offer guidance to strengthen the peer recovery workforce across the state.

These teams do not work in isolation. Our efforts are intertwined with the efforts of thousands of individuals in recovery and our allies. Together, we can create systemic change that benefits individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders.