Our purpose today is both an evolution from, and a re-commitment to, Marty Mann’s vision: “to help individuals, families and entire communities discover a path of recovery.”
Center for Open Recovery exists to champion, explore, create and strengthen solutions that support long-term recovery from addiction. This includes advocacy, education, and direct service in the community.
NCA-BA pursued that purpose in San Francisco for over 58 years through providing direct services such as its well-known DUI and drug diversion programs for individuals who are mandated by courts and the California Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as through counseling, prevention education, and other community outreach.
In 2015, inline with NCA-BA’s founding purpose, the board and management team decided to reposition the organization to become the San Francisco Bay Area’s key proponent of long-term recovery from addiction.