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The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, located at Erector Square in New Haven, CT, does collaborative research, evaluation, education, training, policy development, and consultation. We work to transform behavioral health programs, agencies, and systems to be culturally responsive and re-oriented to facilitating the recovery and social inclusion of the individuals, families, and communities they serve.

We seek to promote the recovery, self-determination, and inclusion of people experiencing psychiatric disability, addiction, and discrimination through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they have to make to their communities.

Larry Davidson: My research and consultation/training work focuses on processes of recovery from and in serious mental illnesses and addictions and the development and evaluation of innovative policies and programs to promote the recovery and community inclusion of individuals with these conditions. We utilize mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, and typically conduct our research in a participatory and inclusive fashion that involves people in recovery in all aspects and phases of the research process.

Chyrell D. Bellamy: My work is centered on my personal recovery journey from various issues and concerns (including addictions, mental illness, and PTSD). So far it has been an awesome journey, of course with amazing twists and turns; so I am indeed blessed to have the opportunity to give back to the community at large and look forward to my continual evolvement. I am a graduate of the joint PhD in Social Work and Social Psychology at the University of Michigan, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University. My research interest includes the exploration of sociocultural factors (gender, race, ethnicity, class, culture, and illness status) and how they influence recovery from psychiatric illness and substance use, primarily through qualitative research methods. For fun… My work with peers is fun and exciting. It keeps me grounded, thus more in touch with the essence of recovery. In short, I love what I do and hope this is evident through my passion for my work, for connecting with people, and for life. I do enjoy canoeing, trying to sing and dance (I do neither well, but have fun pretending), listening to music, and loving my family and our 4 year old daughter.