Friends of Recovery




The Turning Point Recovery Community and Outreach Center provides Recovery Support Services to help prevent re-occurrence and sustain long-term recovery by building recovery capital, demonstrating hope, inviting all to participate, promoting volunteerism, and creating public awareness.

Contact Us

Call 607-267-4435

Fax 607-267-4534

22 Elm Street – Oneonta, NY 13820


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Programs & Services


What IS The Alternatives To Violence Project?

AVP is a grassroots, worldwide movement dedicated to building peace in ourselves and in our homes, schools, institutions and communities. We seek to release everyone’s innate power to positively transform ourselves, and in so doing, transform the world.


What Does AVP Do?

Our workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways. Our workshops are tailored to address the end result of both physical and non-physical violence, trauma and adverse childhood experiences often manifesting in an unhealthy relationship with drugs and alcohol.

Email us at to inquire about setting up a workshop. Come to us or we’ll come to you!


What is a Recovery Coach?

Also known as a peer support specialist – according to OASAS (The Office of Addiction Services and Supports), Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based supports for persons in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs, as well as other addictions.

Self-directed by the recoveree, a Recovery Coach provides expertise in supporting successful change.
Recovery Coaching is goal oriented; a recovery coach will focus on any goals that are important to the individual

A Recovery Coach also:

  • Focuses on honoring values and making principle-based decisions
  • Uses current strengths to reach future goals
  • Becomes an accountability partner to help sustain recovery
  • Helps the recoveree access recovery services as well as community services needed to support recovery i.e. benefits, health care, housing etc.


Recovery Coaches Do Not:

  • Diagnose or treat substance use disorder​
  • Explore past feelings and trauma (we focus on the future)
  • Make decisions for the Recoveree
  • Monitor or report abstinence
  • Motivate through fear of negative consequences
  • Prescribe one specific pathway to recovery
  • Tell a person how to lead a life in recovery


Who would benefit from a Recovery Coach?

  • People in recovery from addiction themselves
  • People seeking recovery from addictions
  • Friends and Family who have been affected by another’s addiction


Who is eligible for a Recovery Coach through FOR-DO?

Recovery Coaching is provided by FOR-DO’s trained Recovery Coaches, free of charge to:

  • Anyone who is looking to initiate or sustain their recovery, or anyone who has been affected by another’s addiction
  • Those 18 years of age or older
  • Residents of Delaware, Otsego, or Chenango County



Throughout the year at the Recovery Community Outreach Center located in Oneonta, NY we participate and host a variety of recovery-friendly social events and activities. Stay up-to-date on future and current events with our monthly calendar.



Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties, Inc. Awarded $500,000 through Appalachian Regional Commission’s INSPIRE Initiative


Rural Recovery Development Opportunities and Career Services (RR-DOCS) will support recovery-to-work and recovery ecosystem efforts in Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties of New York by preparing the recovery workforce, expand employment opportunities for the recovery workforce, and offering ongoing Recovery Support Services.



FOR-DO offers year round programming, classes, and workshops to assist individuals with their recovery. Through learning basic life skills such as budgeting, self care, cooking and much more we assist with all aspects of personal recovery.



Staff is available to assist any individuals who may be looking for treatment pertaining to their SUD (Substance Use Disorder). From Detox and Inpatient Rehabilitation to Halfway houses and Recovery Support Services after treatment, we can help you to find available treatment and services to meet your needs on an individual basis.



FOR-DO offers Peer and Addiction/Recovery related trainings throughout the year. These trainings are facilitated by a New York Certification Board Trainer Registry member and a Friends of Recovery of New York Best Practice Trainer on staff at FOR-DO. Some scholarships and free trainings may be available throughout the year. All upcoming trainings can be viewed on the monthly calendar or through social media posts.


Questions can be directed to



Transportation services are available for members based on staff availability. Assistance with getting to Detox, Inpatient Rehabilitation, medical appointments, and recovery friendly events is provided at no cost.



Access to high-speed internet and printing is available on our computers for members to use while at the center at no cost.



We have a fully functioning kitchen available for members to use for meal prep, or to participate in one of our many cooking events and workshops.