What Is a Peer Recovery Coach?

A peer recovery coach is someone who has personal, first-hand experience with behavioral health, substance use, trauma and long-term recovery. They provide insight, support, and guidance to others seeking long-term recovery, making recommendations and connecting to services that best meet the individual’s needs. Having walked the path themselves, peer recovery coaches are able to identify with those challenged by substance use and guide them as they navigate their own path. Peer recovery coaches offer mentorship, understanding, and a guiding hand to individuals seeking a new way of life.

What We Do

The AliveRVA Warm Line provides confidential support for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use, their loved ones, and members of the community. Our Peer Recovery Coaches listen and help connect individuals to a variety of services, including treatment facilities, recovery housing, community services boards, shelters, food banks, and other community resources. These services are vital to supporting individuals on their road to recovery.

Meet Our Staff


AliveRVA’s Warm Line staff are a diverse and compassionate group, each with their own unique story with substance use that allows them to understand and connect with those challenged by addiction. Their primary goal is to listen, encourage, and support others on their journey to long-term recovery.