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Recovery Africa

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Women


4242 EAST WEST HWY APT 1019CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Recovery Africa assists African organizations build alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery programs that promote individual, family and community wellness.


Recovery Africa (RA), headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is a U.S.-based assistance organization that supports alcohol and drug dependency response programs in Ghana. RA brings together like-minded organizations and individuals to share ideas and information related to the critical social needs that are specifically generated by alcohol and drug dependency and abuse. RA addresses these needs by providing technical assistance, exchange programs, research, fundraising and issue awareness building activities in North America that support these core services and enhance the recovery infrastructure.

Our Activities:

Recovery Africa, through the Hopeful Way Foundation, has supported numerous projects in Ghana including the establishment of three Oxford houses and the creation of the House of St. Francis in 2012. The House of St. Francis is a residential treatment facility for men and women suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. During the period 2009 -14, RA sponsored seven addiction professionals who provided pro bono services in Ghana for a total of over 85 days. In 2012-13, over 20 students and staff from two American universities had "life changing experiences" with RA in Ghana. One of the major accomplishments of RA has been creating fertile ground for the establishment of ten 12-step meetings in the greater Accra area. RA seeks to facilitate and nurture promising alcohol and drug recovery programs in Ghana and beyond through its activities in the United States. We would like to duplicate our success in Ghana by extending our resources to other African countries.


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