The Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA) is a racially and ethnically diverse group composed of people living with HIV and drug use, working in addiction treatment, healthcare, education, law and other assorted areas. CRA is unique as an organization in that our work entails building one-on-one relationships with individuals affected by HIV and drug use and provide them with a wide array of options for achieving any positive change as they define it for themselves. CRA is an organization for those interested in directly serving, supporting, educating and advocating with others for reducing drug related harm.
We are very happy to be releasing the final version of our new training video on the use of injectable naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. Please check it out and share widely. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people who participated in this project, on camera and behind the scenes.
Schedule an Overdose Prevention Training
Educator training, individual training, volunteer training
Do you want to implement an overdose prevention and naloxone program within your agency? We can help with staff and participant training! We prioritize trainings that involve people who use drugs- we’d love to train your staff as well as participants.
On September 24th, the CRA Board of Directors terminated the employment of former Executive Director, Brandie Wilson. After receiving several letters of grievance from current and former staff over the course of a few months, coupled with a demonstrated inability to perform the tasks required in her role and a leadership style that fostered tension, harassment, and hostility among staff, it became apparent that Brandie is not a good fit for CRA.
Are you interested in developing and refining a growing organization’s financial infrastructure and building capacity for financial transparency and collaborative budgeting with program staff? Do you want to help build fiscal sponsorship systems so projects can focus on programmatic investment? Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the leadership team, this position will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and fiscal reporting activities.
CRA provides a wide array of services to people who want to reduce drug-related harm in their lives and in their communities. Our staff and volunteers are well-training and experienced in assisting in the achievement of any positive change as defined by the individuals with whom we engage.
Services are provided seven days a week, nearly every day of the year, at our many different outreach and drop-in locations. If you’re seeking positive change and assistance in reducing drug-related harm, we’re here to help!