Recovery is the expectation, not the exception.

Unity Recovery is a recovery community organization (RCO) serving the Philadelphia (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), and Weatherford (TX) communities. We believe recovery is an individualized and dynamic process, and support those with mental health or substance use disorders, no matter the pathway you use.

In each of our communities, we offer non-clinical peer-based recovery support services at our community centers, via telerecovery (video, phone, and chat), and in person out in the community.

Community-based, Community-informed
Unity Recovery supports all pathways and programs of recovery from mental health and substance use disorders – everyone in the community is always welcome. We offer non-clinical, peer-based recovery support services to help you along your path.
Voices of recovery
We believe that recovery is contagious and strive to help everyone find their voice to support long-term recovery and wellness through peer-based recovery support services.
No fees. Ever. Really.
We never charge a fee (like really, no fees, ever, for anyone) because everyone deserves the best chance to find and sustain personal recovery. Thanks to the generosity of the community and our partners, no one ever pays a penny at Unity.
What the community says…
We love the work we do at Unity Recovery, but don’t just take our word for it!
Here’s a few thoughts from community members we have engaged
Frank T.Community Member

Unity is a valuable addition to the array of recovery support services in the City of Philadelphia. Their inclusion of harm reduction services addresses a critical need while raising awareness of intersectionality in the recovery community.

Melisa SimmonsParent

Every community needs a center like Unity; it helped our family find the support we needed and I don't know where we would be if it wasn't available!

Larry CastroCommunity Member

The staff and peers at UR RCC are always welcoming and supportive. Whether it is to drop in and get narcan or to talk about my day, I always feel like I'm at home. Thanks for everything!

Sarah JessupFamily Member

UR RCC was there for my brother when we had no where else to turn. We're donating today so that the next family has access to no-cost community services when they are in need. Thanks Unity!

Volunteers make the difference every day.
Support recovery and become a center volunteer today!
Recovery Supports for Every Philadelphian
  • $68,260RAISED
  • $31,740NEEDED
  • $100,000GOAL

Every Philadelphian deserves access to recovery support services, no matter if they have the ability to pay or not. We never charge for recovery supports, thanks to your generous support and the support of our partners. Help us ensure every Philadelphian has life changing access to community-based recovery by donating today.


Our Team
Our team is our strongest asset and the heart of our organization. From peers to allies, the Unity team is dedicated to serving our community.
Robert Ashford

Executive Director

Adam Sledd

National RSS Director

JoEllen Marsh

National Training Director

Ryan Fean

Director of Operations

Chelsea Sormilich

PPR Project Director

Melisa Simmons

RSS Director - Weatherford

Chris Golding

RSS Director - Philadelphia


RSS Director - Pittsburgh

Keah Patterson

BCOR Project Director

Greg Young

RFW Project Director

Melanie Eaton

SRO Project Director

Jewel Leavingston

RSS Project Director

Lenny Burnett

UEC Project Director


Peer Supervisor

Aubree Schulte

Forensic Peer Supervisor

Donna Fawcett

SRO Peer Supervisor


Lead Peer Specialist


Lead Peer Specialist


Peer Specialist


Lead Peer Specialist


Lead Outreach Specialist


Peer Specialist


Peer Specialist


Peer Specialist


Harm Reduction Specialist


Outreach Specialist


Peer Specialist


Peer Specialist


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Peer Specialist

Latest News
Upcoming Events
13 Jul '24
RecoveryVerse All Recovery Meeting

Join us for an all recovery meeting in the RecoveryVerse on Horizon Worlds (requires a VR headset). See recoveryverse.io for more details!

  • Saturday @ 10:00 am Saturday @ 11:00 am
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13 Jul '24
All Recovery Meeting (Zoom)

Join us for our weekday and weekend individual all recovery meetings on zoom! Meeting room: https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

  • Saturday @ 12:00 pm Saturday @ 1:00 pm
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13 Jul '24
All Recovery Meeting (Zoom)

Join us for our weekend individual all recovery meetings on zoom! Meeting room: https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

  • Saturday @ 3:00 pm Saturday @ 4:00 pm
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14 Jul '24
All Recovery Meeting (Zoom)

Join us for our weekday and weekend individual all recovery meetings on zoom! Meeting room: https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

  • Sunday @ 12:00 pm Sunday @ 1:00 pm
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