RAFTS is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO).
“A Recovery Community Organization is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. These organizations organize recovery-focused advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and provide peer-based recovery support services. The broadly-defined recovery community – people in long-term recovery, their families, friends and allies including recovery-focused addiction and recovery professionals – includes organizations whose members reflect religious, spiritual and secular pathways of recovery. The sole mission of an RCO is to mobilize resources within and outside the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Public education, policy advocacy and peer-based recovery support services are the strategies through which this mission is achieved.”
(Source : Faces and Voices of Recovery)