VA Portland Health Care System
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center
Footsteps To Recovery Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)
The VA Portland Health Services Center’s PRRC Footsteps to Recovery offers support for Veterans living in the Portland metro and outlying communities. Participants are asked to consider what will make their lives more meaningful, more manageable, perhaps even joyful, and goals are established which address those areas.
Through attendance at scheduled groups, one to one meetings with a recovery advisor and supportive peer interaction, Veterans gain skills and confidence as they accomplish their desired goals.
Participants provide important input into the content and direction of groups and activities. Veterans, together with their Recovery Advisor, determine which groups to attend. Typical length of participation in the Footsteps program varies from 6 months to several years.
The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center Vision
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Centers (PRRCs) strive to be Veteran driven, integrated recovery centers which promote skill building, socialization, and development of coping strategies for all stages of the recovery process. Veterans are encouraged to take ownership of their recovery by identifying strengths, values, needs and personal interests.
Holistic recovery means that Veterans have access to education and supports which allow them to live independent and meaningful lives.
“We hope, celebrate, laugh, support and share together in a safe, healing and trusting environment. We help each other find meaning and define purpose by envisioning possibilities and actualizing dreams.”
10 GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF RECOVERY
HOPE – Having a sense of hope is the foundation for on-going recovery from mental illness. Hope provides the essential motivating message of a better future.
PERSON-DRIVEN – Self-determination and self-direction are the foundations for recovery as Veterans define their own life goals and design their unique paths towards those goals.
MANY PATHWAYS – Recovery is built on many capacities, strengths, talents, coping abilities, and resources. Recovery is unique to each individual.
HOLISTIC – Recovery is about an individual’s whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community.
PEER SUPPORT – Peers encourage and provide each other with a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and community.
RELATIONAL – Recovery is supported through relationships and social networks of people who offer hope and encouragement and who believe in the ability to recover.
CULTURE – Recovery is based on and influenced by each participant’s individual values, traditions and beliefs.
ADDRESSES TRAUMA – Recovery involves addressing the impact of trauma in order to cultivate an environment of trust and safety which promotes choice and empowerment.
STRENGTHS/RESPONSIBILTY – Recovery depends on using the strengths of the individual and their community. Each Veteran has a personal responsibility for their own self-care and journey to wellness.
RESPECT – The journey of recovery requires great courage, self-acceptance, and restoring belief in one’s value.
How can I join Footsteps to Recovery?
Ask your Mental Health Provider for a referral or speak to Footsteps staff.
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Located: Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Building 104, Level P3
Phone: 503-220-8262 ext. 55328
- Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Building 104, Level P3
- 503-220-8262 Ext. 55328
Hours of Operation
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.