In 2017 a homelessness summit was convened in Marquette, Michigan to review the current services and identify gaps and opportunities.
During that summit it was identified that Permanent Supportive Housing is the major missing piece of the puzzle in Marquette and that Recovery Residences are a necessary and important piece of the overall solution.
As a person in long-term recovery, who had worked with the community of people experiencing homelessness in the past, Ryan Redmond felt called to focus his advocacy work on this issue.
He convened a board made up of members of the local helping community who are uniquely familiar with the barriers faced by people experiencing homelessness in Marquette through current and former work.
On March 9, 2019 Superior Housing Solutions was granted 501c3 status, and set to work.
Superior Housing Solutions eventually became Superior Connections Recovery Community Organization.
Superior Connections Recovery Community Organization exists to assure that all individuals in recovery, including those who are homeless and/or near homeless, have access to supportive services that address social determinants of health while honoring all pathways to recovery in order to promote self-actualization in an inclusive and supportive community.
Superior Connections recognizes there are many pathways to recovery. Your journey will be unique, and we support you whether or not you connect to professional treatment, attend meetings, take medications, abstain, moderate, rely on faith, rely on peer support, or any of the myriad other ways people go about making positive changes that improve their wellbeing.
“A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
-SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Recognize and fulfill lifelong goals
Establish Meaningful Relationships
Participate fully in your community
Learn daily living skills that lead to self sufficiency
Superior Connections Recovery Community Organization is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We provide advocacy, education, and peer support services related to recovery from substance use disorders.
The language we use related to recovery and substance use makes a difference. Using terms that acknowledge, first and foremost, the personhood of the who we are referencing is one way to negate stigma. Here are some resources to help as we think more about what we say
Resource from Faces and Voices of Recovery
Article and “Recovery Dialiects” infographic on Liv’s Recovery Kitchen
Language Statement & Reference Guide from the International Network of People Who Use Drugs and Asian Network of People who use Drugs