AVRC Partnerships: Rural Recovery Network

As a community-based program, Arkansas Valley Resource Center believes that agency partnerships are vital to succeeding in our mission of ending violence in communities. One such partnership AVRC has is with the Rural Recovery Network. Here’s what you need to about this organization.

The Rural Recovery Network (RRN) is a state-funded program for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and opioid addiction recovery. Its mission is to help those struggling with opioid addiction in the San Luis Valley (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Mineral, Saguache, and Custer counties) and Arkansas Valley (Fremont and Otero counties). The program is comprised of healthcare providers and community organizations that will work together to support people on their journey.

Our providers know it can be intimidating to realize you need to seek treatment for opioid addiction. You might feel like you’ve got a mountain to climb – without a map, a trail, or a guide! But you do not have to face it alone. Our staff will work with you to find the best course of treatment on your road to recovery.

It can be confusing to know where to start with the MAT process. To solve this issue, San Luis Valley MAT (SLVMAT) created a Case Management and Care Coordination office (CMCC). The CMCC staff will help potential clients navigate their treatment options more easily. Building on the success of the SLVMAT, new providers and community support groups have joined the program to serve Otero and Fremont counties, which include Solvista Health, Southeast Health Group, Loaves and Fishes Ministries, and the Arkansas Valley Resource Center. Since these new communities are outside of the SLV, the program was renamed “Rural Recovery Network”.

Arkansas Valley Resource Center’s role with RRN; it has been documented that a great number of addiction issues stem from past victimization and trauma. People struggling with addiction are also at greater risk for continued victimization. Knowing this, AVRC is available to support survivors in addressing their experiences with violent crime, whether past or present, to further support them in the recovery journey. AVRC can also provide referral to other partnering agencies, to best address any ongoing needs within for these survivors.

How to contact Rural Recovery Network:


We value our partnerships! For more information on AVRC services and partnerships, our staff are available!

415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656

AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding age, race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.