Central City Concern recognizes that in order for people to change their lives, they need the security and support of like-minded peers. Many clients come to us from intergenerational poverty and long histories of addiction. Often, family support is not present and peers are from periods of living on the streets in unhealthy circumstances. At Central City Concern, we help clients connect to other people who are focused on bettering their lives and truly engaging with society. New friends, who are also in recovery, can be powerful motivators, and help individuals break bonds with less postiive influencers.
Peer support is woven into all of our recovery programs. Central City Concern is also committed to hiring many of its successful program graduates. The result is that clients are surrounded by clean and sober, successful individuals who understand the difficulties inherent in recovery and life transformation.
Central City Concern encourages program graduates to stay connected to one another for on-going support. Graduates may also choose to align with alumni activities as a way to remain engaged.