Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc. is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the local recovery community. We do this by providing safe, affordable, and convenient meeting space for 12-step and other recovery-oriented groups in a drug and alcohol free facility. In 2000, we had the opportunity to purchase the building at 518 West Seneca Street thanks to generous support from local donors. An all-volunteer board has run it ever since. We receive no government funding, relying on rents from the groups we serve and several annual fundraisers.
You’ve probably driven by our building and perhaps wondered about it. Designed by architect William Henry Miller, it opened as an orphanage in 1909, then served a citywide congregation as the Assembly of God Church from 1952 to 1999. Now, it is a resource for a diverse, vibrant, and compassionate community. Alcoholism and addiction know no boundaries and affect people in every sector of society; for many people dealing with these issues locally, 518 provides a home-base they can rely on.
Please visit our website, www.ithacacommunityrecovery.org.