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Our Mission

By implementing leadership strategies we encourage, enlighten, and empower individuals facing historic exclusion and oppression by integrating life skills programming, harm reduction, and substance use prevention services stimulating positive personal change that leads to more productive lives, while dismantling systemic racism.

Our Vision

The overall vision of Strategies to Overcome and Avoid Recidivism is to be the leader in providing high-quality prevention programming by working collaboratively with participants, stakeholders, community partners, educational systems, and corporate partners.

Help SOOAR Go Mobile

In partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Strategies to Overcome Obstacles and Avoid Recidivism (SOOAR), has developed an innovative mobile health program concept called Boots On The Ground (BOTG) harm reduction program, the first program in Wayne County, outside the City of Detroit, which aims to expand access to harm reduction services through mobile health. This mobile harm reduction program will provide low-threshold, low barrier harm reduction services aimed at increasing access to services to people who use drugs and engage in sex work.

About Us

Start, Strengthen, Sustain

SOOAR is an acronym for Strategies to Overcome Obstacles and Avoid Recidivism. We are a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and a licensed Community Awareness Information and Training (CAIT) Provider by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health Substance Abuse Division that provides prevention, life skills, harm reduction, and community mobilization services. We are proud of the many ways we remove barriers and improve the quality of life for participants and the community at large.

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