AFRA Mission:

for Recovery Advocates. AFRA is a statewide membership organization
that embraces people who want to be recovery advocates.

AFRA Mission:

AFRA’s mission is to bring people of Wisconsin together to
end stigma and discrimination against persons with addiction
and to show, through education and advocacy, that recovery
is a reality.

AFRA goals:

  • Stigma reduction through education within the general
  • Show people that recovery is real by putting a face to
  • Advocacy issues
  • Improving access to treatment
  • Recovery celebrations
  • Represent diversity in our membership
  • Become a self-sustaining organization within three years
  • Provide resources for friends and family members

What is Recovery Advocacy?

Recovery Advocacy seeks to change public perception about
the nature of, and solutions to, alcohol and other drug addiction.
By providing the public with a message of the hope and the
reality of long-term recovery, we advance public policies
and programs that help initiate and sustain recovery.

AFRA History

In January of 2003, the Wisconsin Women’s Education Network
(WWEN) partnered with WAAODA to expand statewide recovery
advocacy efforts. This was a natural choice because of WAAODA’s
statewide network for advocacy, education, training and collaboration.
The Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Services (BMHSAS) provided the seed money to establish the
Alliance for Recovery Advocates. AFRA is working in partnership
and housed within WAAODA.

AFRA Coordinator

Staci McNatt
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 608-829-1032

How to join AFRA

For membership inquiries, please call WAAODA at 608.829.1032
or 800.787.9979 or email them at [email protected]. Cost
of membership is $15.00. Also, please click here
to fill out a general interest survey.

Please note: We do not advocate nor intend that anyone
break their anonymity or divulge their association with a
12-step program.

“In partnership with WAAODA, Inc.
The united voice for positive change.”