Who We Serve

Faith Partners seeks to engage and assist people of faith in the development of caring communities that promote prevention of substance misuse and where recovery from addiction is valued and supported. Faith Partners has trained nearly 1,000 congregational teams across the country from a variety of faith traditions including Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Toltec and Unitarian Universalists. 

Faith Partners serves:

People who need help…

  • Learn they are not alone, that others care
  • No longer feel isolated or ashamed
  • Are able to talk with their pastor and receive spiritual guidance
  • Find there are resources that can help
  • Receive ongoing confidential support from team members who understand
  • Begin to address issues they felt were hopeless
  • Gain information and skills to equip them to prevent problems


  • Become more confident in substance misuse, other addictions and related behavioral health issues
  • Receive support of team members who may have more experience with issues
  • Team assists with community resource identification and referral assistance
  • Able to reach out to more congregational members through the ministry
  • Learn healthy ways to respond to congregational and individual needs

Team Ministry Members…

  • Engaged in a meaningful ministry to which they feel called
  • Able to share their experience and integrate their recovery and faith
  • Receive the joy of helping others
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding applicable to the community at large
  • Experience the congregation as a healing place


  • Becomes a more accepting and hospitable place
  • Hope and help offered regularly
  • Ministry fits and fulfills the mission
  • Attracts people who want to be honest about their lives and serve others
  • Increases the number of lay people involved in ministries
  • Becomes a more relevant and helpful community
  • Ministry helps integrate body, mind and spirit

“Healing places for individuals and families touched by addiction are successful when congregations learn facts, avoid judgment, practice love and offer support”

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