BARN provides recovery resources and support to those in Eastern & Central Maine guided by the following:
To provide a sustainable and reliable community recovery center that supports the needs of people affected by addiction.
Four Pillars of the BARN’s Foundation:
- Recovery is a process
- There are many pathways to recovery
- Recovery overcomes shame and stigma
- Supporting recovery is a community responsibility
Our Guiding Principles:
- The BARN views addiction recovery from alcohol or other problems as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.
- While all recovery is supported by BARN, the primary focus shall be to support and sustain recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
- Fiscal responsibility is essential.
- While we recognize individual pathways to recovery, the principle of group conscience shall guide the organization.
- BARN insists on a safe, sober, and clean environment and maintains abstinence as a goal of recovery.
- Recovery is available and possible, for everyone. Love and tolerance are the forces guiding our efforts.
- Run by Volunteers
- Provides rental space for recovery meetings and /or events
- Not Affiliated with any singular recovery program such as AA, NA, or Al-non
- Safe place for people to grow in recovery
Six Ways You Can Support The BARN:
- Participate in BARN’s Activities and Events
- Become a Member
- Become a Volunteer
- Serve on One of BARN’s Committees:
- Operations-1st Monday of the Month
- BARCC- 4th Monday of the Month
- Development-2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month
- Carry BARN’s message for recovery in the community
- Support the BARN with your generous tax-deductible Contribution
Board of Directors
The Bangor Area Recovery Network is proud to have a Board of Directors from diverse backgrounds, all passionate about their role as recovery advocates. In keeping with the standards of a community recovery center, over 50% of the Board members are in long-term recovery themselves, representing over 100 years of recovery.
Amy Clark, MBA – Chair
Bruce A. Campbell, LCSW, LADC, CCS – Vice Chair
Jim LaPierre – Vice Chair
Ashley Homestead – Secretary
Rich Nickerson – Treasurer
Haley Beem, LADC, CCS, RCA
Sharon Field, Volunteer Coordinator
Sharon first stepped into the BARN five years ago looking for hope, she started volunteering that day and never looked back. Now in long term recovery, she has been the volunteer coordinator at the BARN since 2015. She handles the hiring and organization of all our volunteer hours. Sharon is also a trained as both a domestic violence, and rape response advocate volunteer.
Robert Fickett, Recovery Coach Coordinator
Robert is a Father, Son, Husband and Brother in long-term recovery. He is passionate about supporting and advocating for individuals in or seeking recovery.