2017 Annual Report
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery’s Annual Report – 2017. The Copeland Center gained its non-profit status in 2005, but we believe the reach and depth of the organization has expanded so significantly that we wanted to share the details of that growth and evolution with our friends, colleagues and future partners. As a nationally known peer run organization with a dynamic board of directors we are proud to demonstrate the value, impact and leadership abilities that people with the lived experience of recovery can contribute our communities.
At our foundation, The Copeland Center is rooted in core values and ethics that facilitate wellness, most notably through the facilitation of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)®. All of our facilitation practices have the singular goal to support individuals to live their lives to the fullest, connect with their community and explore their wellness with peers. As many know, facilitating WRAP® is not just a how to write a plan, but how to create a community of support based in the values and ethics you see throughout this report. The values, ethics and practices we uphold support people to learn, reach, excel, and share their self-determined paths to wellness.
WRAP® came about as a way to manage mental health challenges, but that was over twenty years ago. Today, through the leadership of our board and extensive network of facilitators, WRAP® practices and our values and ethics are now being used in almost every area of life. Our practices of co-facilitating WRAP® can be found in all levels of behavioral health, physical health, general life management, well workplaces, community inclusion and more.
As you will see in the following pages, the Copeland Center’s Board of Directors, staff and consultants have taken the key concepts of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support along with the values and ethics to create, develop and enhance a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. The concepts and values and ethics have deeply moved and motivated individuals in every area of their lives. I am honored to work alongside this extraordinary group of people. They have mined their personal journeys, their fathomless creativity, commitment and passion to create extraordinary educational experiences. These events inform the participants that they are the experts on their own lives, that there is always hope, that things can and do get better, and that there is power in mutual support. Of equal importance, they guide people to find the tools within themselves to turn those beliefs into reality.
Welcome to The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery’s Annual Report for 2017.