July 17, 2017
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a non profit agency dedicated to putting a positive face on recovery. The Connecticut agency was founded in 1998 and has operated successfully statewide ever since. Along with advocacy, CCAR is dedicated to providing outstanding recovery support services. These services include three recovery community centers (located in Bridgeport, Hartford, and Windham CT), Telephone Recovery Support, and Emergency Department Recovery Coaching. CCAR is also the premier trainer of Recovery Coaches worldwide through The Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART).
CCAR’s website was created in 1999 and has played an integral role in the provision of their recovery support services ever since. The original website served them well, but the organization decided it was time for a technological overhaul. This decision was prompted by their desire to apply for The Hartford Foundation Strategic Technology Grant through The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The grant, valued as $40,000 towards technological advancement, was awarded to the agency in December 2016. The recovery organization was able to make several leaps and bounds due to the support of the Hartford Foundation, such as upgrade and migration of the phone line system and providers, upgrading staff computers and laptops, and overhaul their website.
CCAR’s website has always been a connection to their delivery of recovery support services across the state. The overhaul isn’t just about aesthetics. Even though the visual changes are significant, so is overall performance when compared to its prior iteration. One example of this benefit is recoverees unable to access CCAR’s community centers due to their location or lack of reliable transportation can use the…