The Bangor Area Recovery Community Coalition (B.A.R.C.C.) is a grass roots alliance supporting addiction recovery. We provide education and advocacy as part of the Bangor Area Recovery Network and we serve as a Health Advisory Team to the Bangor Public Health Advisory Board through its Substance Abuse Task Force.
Membership and participation in BARCC is open to the public. All stakeholders are encouraged to join us. BARCC meets the 4th Monday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the BARN, 142 Center Street, Brewer, Maine.
BARCC's Core Message:
- BARCC believes supporting recovery is a community responsibility.
- BARCC's purpose is to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction.
- BARCC defines recovery from addiction as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.
- BARCC celebrates and makes recovery visible to the community.
- BARCC embraces resiliency as the framework of recovery
The BARN is now open 7 days a week! Since June 1, 2020, we have been doing our best to keep everyone safe by insisting patrons wear masks, sanitize and wash hands, and maintain social distancing in accordance with State Guidelines. Between meetings and functions, BARN volunteers and staff are cleaning and sanitizing the facility. When coming into the BARN, you will be asked to provide your name and phone number in case of COVID exposure, and you will be asked to wear a mask (properly-over the nose, mouth, and chin) and have your temperature taken. Our main room capacity has been expanded to hold 42 chairs and most of our meetings are Zoom integrated. Please see our website www.bangorrecovery.org or our BARN Facebook page, or call us at 207-561-9444 for updates on hours, event schedule, and more information on community safety procedures that are required of all visitors entering the facility.