A Prayer for Those in Recovery..."Christ, who ministers to all who come to Him, give your strength to all who are bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold them in your love and restore them to freedom through your grace. To those who care for them, grant patience and understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord.” Amen.
This ministry is dedicated to reaching and supporting individuals struggling with drug and alcohol problems. We also provide help to families in need of guidance or support due to a loved one’s drug or alcohol problem. These problems can affect their everyday lives and also the lives of their families and loved ones.
Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of illicit drug, marijuana and alcohol use in the country. Therefore, this ministry also provides resource information, workshops, and education to the public in collaboration with other faith-based groups and recovery organizations.
All of the following programs are free and available to persons of all faiths throughout Rhode Island.
One on One Recovery Support Program
The St. Matthias Recovery Program provides volunteer Recovery Helpers to work one-on-one with folks seeking support in their recovery. Volunteers offer support through weekly phone calls or face-to-face meetings. Recovery Helpers assist people work towards their life and recovery goals. Contact us to meet a volunteer who will support and listen to you with an open-mind as you work towards your own life and recovery goals. This program is available state-wide, all year long, and is free to all. Information is kept confidential. Spiritual guidance offered if requested.
Volunteer...Become a Recovery Helper
We are always looking for dedicated non-judgmental people who want to help people with their recovery. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of six months and have at least 2 years of sobriety.
Family Support Resources
Below please find faith-based opportunities intended for those supporting a family member or friend with alcohol or drug problems.