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Recovery/community

 

Recovery + Community

 

Challenge 7: Jobs supports.

Need.

People in recovery often struggle to find work.  Finding stable employment is a key part of the recovery process.

Hack.

Platforms to support workforce re-entry. Challenge teams should consider:

  • Integration with existing local workforce supports  
  • Mentoring component using from volunteers in the business community
  • Aggregating existing skills-based training from other sources
  • Functionality that educates employers
  • Ability to serve as a portal for employers to post opportunities for the recovery population, publicly or to recovery treatment programs
 
 

Challenge 8: Engaging volunteers.

Need.

There is no centralized place where people can go to volunteer or find volunteers to work against the opiate epidemic and its effects.

 

Hack.

Example hacks might include:

  • A social network to connect volunteers to recovery groups that can use them (e.g., using volunteer profiles for their skills/availability)
  • Open-source platform to allow groups and individuals to post volunteer opportunities / come up with new ideas about how volunteers can help