Summits 2019-08-08T18:04:17+00:00

As the WRA has grown, we have shifted to hosting an annual gathering to bring together leaders in the mental health and addiction recovery movement from across the state to further our mission. This year, we are proud to convene the Washington Recovery Summit on September 23-24, 2019, in Stanwood, Washington!

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If you’d like to attend the recovery summit and have financial need, you can apply for a scholarship.

Seventh Summit, November 9-10, 2017

At our 7th summit, we:

  • Received expert advice in coalition building from Blaine Parrish
  • Outline our newly awarded SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program: Statewide Network grant
  • Enjoyed traditional Native American drumming and dancing, teaching from a Squaxin Island Tribe elder, and a sweat lodge
  • Honored our veterans with a special ceremony

Sixth Summit, May 4-5, 2017

Key results of the sixth gathering:

  • Presented the Vince Collins Recovery Champion Award to State Rep. Eileen Cody
  • Paved the way for hiring our first staff person

Fifth Summit, November 10-11, 2016

Key results of the fifth gathering:

  • Approved a Recovery Coach Code of Ethics
  • Discussed the Recovery Database and the Advocacy Project
  • Discussed and formed the Recovery Housing Certification Work Group and Recovery Coach Work Group
  • Debriefed Education and Advocacy goals for 2017

Fourth Summit, May  12-13, 2015

Key results of the fourth gathering:

  • Approved Bylaws for 501(c)3 application
  • Elected a new governance committee
  • Discussed in detail the legislative process in Washington State and how advocates can successfully carry a bill to fruition

Third Summit, October 22-23, 2015

Key results of the third gathering:

  • Created a dues structure
  • Added an Events Committee and a Fundraising Committee

Second Summit, May 19-20, 2015

Key results of the second gathering:

  • Endorsed recovery values
  • Created a governing structure

First Summit, November 13-14, 2014

At the first summit, the group of passionate individuals

  • agreed to be a coalition,
  • adopted a vision,
  • and formed a united front under the name “Washington Recovery Alliance”