Creating an Evidence Base for Stages of Change Model of Engagement and
Project Contact: Jennifer Tuerke, Executive Director
Voices of Hope (VoH) is a peer-run nonprofit Recovery Community Organization (RCO) that serves Cecil and Harford Counties. IRIS will help VoH to evaluate data collected from their various programs that engage with individuals with substance use disorder that are designed around the Stages of Change model by Procheska and DiClemente.
VoH continuum of services include Harm Reduction backpack street outreach, syringe services, wound care, SUD treatment navigation, transportation assistance, recovery support planning, recovery housing assistance, volunteer service and Peer Recovery Specialist trainings. IRIS will help VoH tell its story of success using the data collected as an evidence base. This story will help VoH apply for funding to continue its services and provide evidence for a model that can be used by other RCOs throughout Maryland.