SHAR Academy, a Recovery Community Center is a multi-purpose, peer-based service hub capable of meeting people where they are. Consistent with the multiple pathways of recovery- the center in collaboration with ECHO Detroit serves to reach, connect, and engage men and women (18 years and older) who:

• “self-identify” as having, (or are at-risk) of having an issue with substance use (past, present or in the future), or

• having a “family member or significant other with a “problem”.

We are designed to ease the struggle for individuals:

• Who are not yet ready, refusing, or not sure they need treatment;

• Who leave recommended services prematurely;

• Who successfully completes services and is searching for “more”; and

• For those with successful long term recovery, and receive their “more” through the great benefit of “giving back”.

Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. the Recovery Community Center provides:

• peer-based, “wrap-around” services addressing personal challenges with the Homelessness, unemployment, mental health and physical health concerns we experience;

• a place to find resources, training,, and get introduced to recovery support services and harm reduction initiatives;

• an ample and welcoming social space with self-help/ mutual aid support groups, the availability of computers, Wi-Fi access and other amenities; and

a safe, supportive environment that is equally engaging to individuals, family members, and others healing from trauma, who need to begin or safely continue their respective road to recovery.

Where is it located?


The Recovery Community Center occupies the 1st floor of SHAR Academy which is located at 1851 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208. This repurposed school is accessible from both I-94 and I-96 freeways, and is in close proximity to major streets (Grand River, Dexter, Tireman, McGraw, Warren), local bus and bike routes.


The Academy and its Recovery Community Center are extensions of SHAR, a licensed and accredited Detroit-based non-profit that has provided human services since 1969. SHAR offers a full continuum of services through our various treatment locations, recovery housing sites and outreach activities. SHAR develops innovative solutions related to the various behavioral health problems adversely impacting our community.


SHAR is a contracted provider with the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN).