Composed of 95% peers, Recovery Options Made Easy has one main office and seven satellite locations. Recovery Options coordinates with several federal, New York State, and county recovery and peer initiatives. We have become nationally recognized for the quality and effectiveness of our peer services and how we operate our peer-run agency. We provide services and supports that assist individuals in meeting their self-identified needs, thus accessing opportunities that lead to the most independent lifestyle of their choosing. Through education and advocacy, individuals are empowered to learn about and take advantage of the choices and opportunities available to them.
Committed to Community
Recovery Options Made Easy, Inc., is a not-for-profit supported housing and community support services agency. As a peer-run organization, Recovery Options was developed and is operated by those who have lived through the recovery process. We’ve tailored our programs and services to directly benefit participants in mental health services.
ROME is committed to decreasing stigma by increasing awareness of mental health and substance use through information, education, and advocacy. Our efforts are focused on participants, family members, community members, and mental health professionals in several counties across New York.
Our Guiding Principles
Recovery Options Made Easy programs and services help individuals with a mental health issue or substance use disorder grow and move forward in life with person-centric and trauma-informed advocacy. The success of these programs are based on strong principles that—as peers—we’ve personally used in our own recoveries. Each service of Recovery Options has these mission-critical pillars of continual recovery woven throughout.
Offer services that are peer-driven, trauma-informed, and person-centric.
Maintain a housing-first model.
Treat people as individuals—NOT as their diagnoses.
Develop services that reflect individuality, cultural diversity, and acceptance.
Provide respectful treatment and promote individual choice.
Encourage self-responsibility and community integration in personal decision-making.
Improve behavioral and physical health.
Inform through trauma experiences.
Foster independence and self-sufficiency.
Battle stigma and discrimination through education and advocacy.
Creating Community Change Through Care
Recovery Options Made Easy, Inc., began in 1990 as Housing Options Made Easy, Inc., when a group of past and present mental health peers recognized the need to advocate for better and safer housing for individuals being discharged from the hospitals. By the time of the agency’s 10th anniversary, Recovery Options went from 30 crisis beds to 180 beds across four counties—Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany.
In celebrating our 25th anniversary, Recovery Options Made Easy expanded services into Niagara, Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, and Wyoming counties. Today, Recovery Options has over 350 scattered site apartments, while providing the following peer services.
Southern Tier Recovery Activities Without Walls (STRAWW)
One of only two state-funded, multi-county Recovery Centers in the Southern Tier.
Transitional Youth Program
Serving 16- to 24-year-olds.
Peer Bridger Program
Promoting personal wellness and providing intensive peer support in Monroe County.
Community Training Program
Providing educational resources and opportunities to community members and developing self-advocacy and empowerment skills.
Providing 24/7 telehealth services to mental health peers.
Short-term Crisis Respite Programs
A hospital diversion program, providing an alternative to the hospital.
Permanent Supported Housing Apartments
Establishing a supported housing foundation for ongoing recovery.
Community Reintegration Training
Resources and support provided to promote and expand peer pillars that enhance individuals’ recovery journey in our communities.
Subcontracts for mobile transition teams and certified peer staff working with and for providers under our peer supervision.
Consulting to assist counties, organizations, and other providers in establishing Peer Support Services including the Recovery Center model.
A Support System
Driven by Participants
At Recovery Options, we believe that when individuals experiencing mental health concerns are given equal opportunity in the community, they are better poised to be successful and independent in their community. We also believe to build an effective service and support system, it must be participant-driven.
The agency regularly seeks to connect with our participants to provide them a voice in their services.
As a peer-run organization, the majority of our Board of Directors and staff identify as mental health peers.
We believe in treating people as individuals and not diagnoses and seek to develop person-centered services that reflect that individuality.
As individuals, people have different needs and make different choices. Recovery Options respects the right of individuals to make their own choices.
We’re Here to Support You
Recovery Options Made Easy’s philosophy was created so individuals living with a mental health issue are treated with the same dignity and respect and exercise the same rights as enjoyed by all citizens. Contact Recovery Options, donate, or inquire about how our services can help you or someone you know.