Our Recovery Warriors Program supports Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military Active Duty, and Veterans with robust Peer Coaching, Resource Navigation, and Group support. Recovery Warrior Peer Coaches leverage their personal experience in first responder service and recovery with high-quality peer training to deliver seamless care for our country’s warriors and their families.

  • Heighten awareness of the public-at-large regarding the value of recovery and how Warriors in recovery are part of the solution
  • Demonstrate to the recovery community and the USA how diverse, widespread, passionate, positive, committed, and connected Warriors in Recovery are
  • Shift the focus of the ravages of mental health barriers and addiction from “the problem” to “the solution”
  • Connect Warriors and Warrior focused organizations across the USA from all Recovery pathways
  • Celebrate the Warriors Recovery Experience
    Raise awareness that there are many pathways to recovery – no “wrong doors”
    Offer hope to all Warriors (and their loved-ones) regarding the power and value of recovery

Colorado Springs is home 5 military installations which include the National Guard, 111,000 active military service members and around 90,000 veterans.

Peer Coaching

One-on-one coaching by a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Individuals will develop a wellness plan and work towards self-determined goals with a warrior in long-term recovery.

Group Support

SRC offers two weekly groups that foster connection and community. Join us for a one-hour weekly meeting facilitated by a fellow warrior. Our group is completely confidentiality and prioritizes anonymity for warriors struggling with SUD. This is a safe and dedicated space to speak freely, receive support, and establish a foundation of recovery unique to you.

Unwind and heal with a one-hour weekly yoga class hosted by a trauma-trained veteran from our partner agency, The Phoenix.

Specialized Trainings

SRC Training Academy provides a Veterans Training Course (6 CEU) designed to prepare the Peer Recovery workforce to respond to the unique needs of veterans and the military workforce. 
To create this state-of-the-art Veteran Training curriculum, SRC has partnered with Project: REBIRTH. Learn more here.

On November 13th, 2023, Dedicated Veteran Peer Recovery Coach Trainer, Koda Sanders presented Project REBIRTH’s nationally accredited training for veteran-specific peer recovery coaching, “Walking with Warriors”, on FOX21 New’s Loving Living Local. SRC hosted the “Walking with Warriors” training on December 8th, 2023.

The Serenity Recovery Connection’s Warrior Program is dedicated to assisting individuals in law enforcement, first responder personnel, active duty, and veterans. This program offers comprehensive training and peer specialists who have firsthand experience with substance use and service.

By fostering a sense of camaraderie and understanding, the Warrior Program aims to promote wellness and establish meaningful connections from one Warrior to another. Koda Sanders, who works closely with veterans, shares when these services are available to veterans and other Warriors.

For further reading on this interview, check out the FOX21 News website: The power of Serenity Recovery Connection’s Warrior Program | FOX21 News Colorado

How SRC Can Help You

Serenity Recovery Connection knows first-hand the unique and extraordinary barriers warriors face in gaining and maintaining recovery. We can help those in need by finding support for themselves, and family members of Veterans—spouses, children, siblings—who may be dealing with caretaking and other reintegration issues, including relationship issues with the Veteran.

The Barriers We Help You Overcome

  • Finding employment 
  • Dealing with a loss of purpose and isolation after leaving the military.
  • Navigating the complex and confusing network of benefits, services and support that is available to Veterans.
  • Long wait times to receive benefits from the VA
  • Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or major depression that are prevalent among Veterans