RochesterWorks receives grants for program to help recovering addicts, those with mental illness

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — RochesterWorks is getting a $200,000 grant from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation so that it can provide enhanced employment services for recovering addicts and people struggling with mental health issues.

The workforce and career services non-profit said it plans to enroll at least 26 people in a program that will train people to become Certified Recovery Peer Advocates, Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches, and Certified Peer Specialists or receive paid work experience hours toward those certifications. Participants will also enroll in RochesterWorks’ 5 Steps to Rapid Employment Program.

RochesterWorks said the ESL Charitable Foundation contributed additional funding, but did not disclose the amount.