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Compassionate Activism - An Advocacy Education Course

All are welcome to a new Advocacy Education Course by Advocacy Unlimited. This course will offer instruction on concepts, skills, and philosophies relevant to advocacy and activism inside and outside of the psychiatric system of care. For details and how to sign up, see Compassionate Activism!

Recovery   •   Wellness   •   Human Rights

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. (AU) offers comprehensive recovery and advocacy education for people with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues. Courses include Recovery University, a state sanctioned certification program for Recovery Support Specialist; Compassionate Activism, our new advocacy education course; the Young Adult "Super Advocate" Program; and the "Join Rise Be" Young Adult Initiative.

Advocacy Unlimited also offers Toivo, a unique and powerful holistic wellness initiative. Toivo brings a holistic approach to health and healing through classes in interactive yoga, meditation, transformative habits, mindfulness, music healing, nutrition workshops, recovery workshops, wellness events, and much more.

In addition, AU provides problem gambling support and places an emphasis on peer support, human rights, and dignity for all through its strong advocacy for the rights of individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues and its strong stand against discriminationread more.

AU's Toivo Office, Hartford, CT

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited


Toivo, a unique and powerful wellness initiative, offers a holistic approach to health, healing, and wellness with interactive yoga, meditation, transformative habits, mindfulness, music healing, nutrition workshops, recovery workshops, and much more. See Toivo to learn more.

For all upcoming Toivo events, classes, and workshops, see the Toivo Calendar.

"You Bet Your Life"

See AU Problem Gambling Coordinator Joanie Masot's "You Bet Your Life" Hartford Magazine article.

AU's Recovery University

Recovery University
Recovery University is a 80-hour advanced training and certification program for people who have had direct, lived experience of receiving mental health services.  After successfully completing the course and passing the certification exam, graduates will be state certified as a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) and qualified to apply for RSS jobs requiring state certification.  See Recovery University.

AU's long standing Advocacy Education Course

Advocacy Education Course
AU's long-standing Advocacy Education Course is a comprehensive classroom course held 1-day a week for fourteen weeks.  Focusing on human rights and self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills, the course also covers many important topics such as the Consumer Movement, the ADA, discrimination, public speaking, working with the media, and more.  It is one of the most comprehensive education courses in the nation for people in recovery.  See Advocacy Education Course for complete information.

AU's young adult initiativess

Young Adult Initiatives
AU's support for young adults includes the Young Adult “Super Advocate” Program and Join Rise Be.  “Super Advocates” is an advocacy training course designed specifically for young adults in recovery to make a difference by spreading the message of recovery through advocacy and peer support.  Join Rise Be is a peer-run, grassroots, recovery initiative that is dedicated to making the opportunity of recovery available to all young people within Connecticut by sharing its experiences to influence change at the local, regional, and state levels. For more information about both, see Young Adult Initiatives.

Online Self-Study Courses

Online Self-Study Courses
Online courses and tutorials available anytime, anywhere!  Advocacy Unlimited's online self-study courses are open to all our website visitors and offered at no cost.  Courses include an overview of the ADA, a guide to Legislative Testimony, and an introduction to Cultural Competency, as well as several tutorials on a number of topics, including computer skills.  See Online Courses.

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