The Anchor Recovery Community Center I is located in downtown Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Anchor II is located in Warwick RI. People in all stages of recovery are encouraged to come to the center, make new friends, or meet old ones, and just enjoy a safe place to be while on their journey through recovery. Anchor is a comfortable environment free from drugs and alcohol. Every day Anchor I serves between 120 and 500 people in recovery. These people attend 12-step and other recovery meetings and training workshops.
People new to recovery often live in environments filled with opportunities for relapse. Many come to the Anchor because they recognize that their new lifestyle, free from drugs and alcohol, is not compatible with their living arrangements. Individuals are offered hope in the form of a safe environment, that they would not otherwise have. It is believed that the likelihood of a positive outcome will be greatly improved by providing this sort of environment to people in early recovery. This gives these people an opportunity to obtain job interviewing skills, computer skills and interpersonal relationships that they would not otherwise have, thus serving as a stepping stone to reintegration into society and the workforce.
The Anchor is also engaged in community building and supporting development of a culture of recovery by building an attractive, vibrant culture of recovery in Rhode Island. The culture of recovery is based on abstinence, and the fact that people can live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives without using drugs or alcohol.