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Become a Certified Faith-Based Community

Thank you for your interest in helping the Department’s Division of Substance Abuse Services build an active and engaged network of faith communities and organizations in Tennessee to help your fellow citizens struggling with addictions.

When you successfully complete the certification process, you will be added to the statewide recovery support network, and most importantly, opening your arms to individuals seeking substance abuse services.

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  • Providing Spiritual/Pastoral Support.
  • Viewing addiction as a treatable disease, not a moral issue.
  • Embracing and support people in recovery and walk with them on their journey.
  • Providing a visible outreach in the community.
  • Sharing recovery information.
  • Hosting recovery support groups.

Click this link to learn more about faith-based community initiatives.

Click this link to take our questionnaire to become a certified recovery congregation.

For more information, please contact the regional director in your area:

West Tennessee
Kristen Wilson
(731) 694-0502
kristen.faithbasedcoordinator@gmail.com

Middle Tennessee
Jaime Harper
615-603-9092
jharper@pc4s.org

East Tennessee
Sarah Keel
865-850-6884
skeel@metrodrug.org    

Monty Burks
State Director of Faith-Based Initiatives
615-770-1783
Monty.Burks@tn.gov